Monday, January 18, 2010

The Ant and The Cricket - Spread 1

Spread 1 is done! YAY! It took a lot longer than I expected to complete it. But that's partly because I'm still getting used to the new technique I'm using. I will be entering this into a couple contests/art shows so critiques and feedback are welcome! (Although it'll have to be soon because I'm entering it tomorrow!) I'm also thinking about whether or not I should do all the spreads for the book, or just a few for my portfolio. I want to send it out soon! Very soon! We'll see I guess. Thoughts are welcome!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Life-Sized Cut-out

This weekend I (quickly) painted a life-sized cut-out of my College Pastor while he is on Sabbatical. It was fun to step away from the colored pencils for a few hours and pick up a paint brush. I didn't paint a face on him because we will be cutting out a picture of his face instead, as well as "decorating" him. Heehee!

I have to admit, it was a little freaky coming into my room and thinking there was a man standing there. And my cat got a little confused about it too...(you can see him in the picture checking out the curious cut-out man!)

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Ant and The Cricket - A New Approach

This is my third attempt at this drawing, and I'm not doing any more! This time I used a smooth Bristol paper and just Primsacolor Pencils. I'm thinking about doing the rest of the drawings like this instead of my usual textured technique. It pains me to consider dropping that technique, but it's really causing more trouble than it's worth. Plus, as much as I like the textured look, it doesn't allow me to put in much detail, and I LOVE delicate detail. So I guess it is a trade off. Now, FINALLY, I can move on to the rest of the drawings. Here we go!