Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Car I Want

...a mini hippo! This little illustration was done as a part of Carla Sonheim’s The Art of Silliness 2 workshop last fall. The awkward black line is there because I didn’t have the composition quite right and ended up spilling out of the frame that was provided on the worksheet.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Ropes Course Popup Card

My husband and I decided to take our friend out on a ropes course picnic in the Spring...and I made this popup card for her. The individual pieces were painted in acrylics on Neenah Classic Crest cardstock (not a particularly smart choice for a painting surface), then cut and pasted together. For the cover/backing, I covered 2 pieces of cardboard with textured artist paper.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Name this bird, please.

Does anyone know what kind of bird this is? We guessed it was some kind of nuthatch or warbler, but couldn’t find a perfect match in the bird encyclopedia.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Happy Snow Day

Brooklyn, after the post-Christmas blizzard of 2010. With the subway shut down, grown-ups get to have a snow day too. Whee!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Holiday Card 2010

For this year’s Christmas card, I ended up painting a sketchbook-style collage. The challenge was to let go of the idea that I should somehow whip out a masterpiece holiday illustration and instead try to simply have fun drawing images that surround me in my daily life.

For the sentiment inside, I used a jolly handwritten typeface created by Font Diner and lettering artist Crystal Kluge, called Mountains of Christmas (love this name!). What’s more, they graciously made it available from Google for free! Yes, some free fonts are awesome.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Festive Dots!

Fooling around with my Copic Sketch markers. One of the many ideas for the Christmas card that got scrapped.