Hello All, Tonight just a little painterly treat featuring a fox and girl. I know I am not the only one who has a thing for owls, and foxes are just as popular these days. But I have always liked seeing foxes in illustrations. I layered on some major texture into this one because I felt the simple forms would need something extra. I also ended up going a bit blue so that it seems (to me anyway) to be a night-time scene. It was fun and I have been itching to do more work lately, though time at the computer is hard to come by. I've got tons more sketches in the works, just have to find the time to work them up for your viewing pleasure.
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Well, I have had my computer back for several days and have been itching to do some painting on one of my many sketches that have been waiting. I had some graphic design jobs for friends to work on first. Finally I got a bit caught up and had time for fun. I have had high hopes for this scarecrow ever since I first sketched him a few weeks ago. I am not totally happy with the whole illustration yet, but I liked it enough to share it 'as is'. I am not sure if I will take the time to go back and finish it any more or go on for now to other sketches.
I love fall so much I can't stand it! I often feel tempted to move somewhere in the country where fall weather actually occurs earlier in the year. Here we are happy that the temps have dropped to the low 90's and sometimes even mid-80's. It's nearing the end of September and I am hoping for better weather soon. The sad thing is that I begin expecting the brisk fall air as soon as August and some years we don't get the first cool days until October and I recall the year I became a mom- it didn't get cool until a week before Thanksgiving. I am afraid if I moved somewhere for the better fall weather I would also get winters with endless snow. I don't know if a Louisiana girl like me can handle that!
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I'm back! I know you all missed me. Actually...you probably didn't notice that I was gone, this being a blog and gaps being normal and all. I noticed! I have been computer-less for two weeks while waiting for the right part to come for repairs. Actually my husband repaired one broken part after only one week and somehow managed to break another part while doing so. Now that part has also been replaced and I am back in action!
The time wasn't entirely wasted art wise of course, I did do some good sketches while I was 'unplugged'. Some of those were for the big mystery project I keep mentioning and others you may see popping up here for a few weeks.
For one whole week I was depressed because I had been very excited about my progress lately with digital painting and it all came to a screeching halt so suddenly that I really felt discouraged. There are a million ways to discourage an artist I guess, one of those ways can be with faulty hardware. I guess it makes me sound weak to say that I can get bummed that easily, but it was sort of yet another blow in a series of let-downs you might say. Anyway, I hope the computer continues to work now for a while and I will go get busy on a new piece.
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Just a colorful little fella I did this weekend. I am a collector of owls and I like to try to make creative little guys like this one. I will be making this print available for sale. Proceeds from print sales will go toward some art classes I hope to take about lighting and color choices.
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Here is a little deer I did in a hurry today while testing out a new scanner. For many years I have been using a camera to get my sketches to digital form and finally I today I have a scanner to use for this purpose. I am hoping to retain more of the energy of my original pencil sketches this way and also save some time that I was spending redrawing every sketch on Photoshop with the Wacom pen. Time will tell if this is a major improvement or not. I am pretty sure it will be a worthy change.
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Thanks for stopping by. I'm a published illustrator working on getting better every day. My goal for my work is for it to be charming, bright and endearing. I share my ongoing work progress online because I welcome all the encouragement and feedback I can get as I try to improve my skills. I currently have a children's book project that I am nearing the end of.