Saturday, August 26, 2006

Illustration Friday - Run

well, i knew for a fact i wouldn't have time to do the drawing i wanted so here is a photo of the world's laziest dog! (sorry, i know this is a lame illo friday!) this is, in fact, my dog, shiraz. he has been an old man since he turned 8 months old! we like to play a little game with him to test his intelligence and agility. it goes a little like this:

"Shiraz, sit!" (no response)
"Raz, RUN!" (no response)
"Come on Raz, RUN!" (no response)
"Lie down!" ......"Good dog!"

from his expression, he's probably saying "You've got to be kidding!" which is his general attitude toward any type of movement. unless there is food involved of course! hope everyone has a great week!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Sun Up

thanks everyone for your wonderful comments on my most recent illustration friday drawing! seems people like black and white. i'll return to that again, probably for friday's new theme! for now this is a simple one available on ebay. thanks so much for visiting!

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Illustration Friday - Match

for whatever reason, when i got this week's theme for IF, i immediately thought of the impromptu game of pick up sticks we had while camping a gazillion years ago. bored out of our skulls, pick up sticks using matches seemed a great solution! i was also reminded of the card matching game my kids play quite a bit. i wanted to add color to this, but burnt the s**t out of my finger whilst changing a lightbulb and can't hold a crayon. maybe later. have a great week!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Illustration Friday - Clean

usually when i get the illo friday assignment, i don't do it. this isn't because i don't find it interesting, but because i don't feel like i have enough time to do a 'full piece'. for me a full piece usually involves lots of colors, prismas, shading and in the end selling it on ebay or some such. this week i decided to take a note from willie baronet, whose work i find extremely inspiring, and just do a quick sketch. i only gave myself 5 minutes to do it and this is what i came up with! i used to doodle these cascading alphabets all the time. it might make it to a 'full piece' one day, you never know. i don't know what made me think of it, but this has been a great creative exercise for me! so thank you willie and thank you IF! have a great week!