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1251. Flawed

is this week's theme over at Illustration Friday (yeah it is indeed Thursday, I am just squeaking in under the wire here!) This is a painting I did last spring, and it was the card image for my one person show at Sherry French Gallery in June. I remember the canvas was still wet when I photographed it. Down to the wire is my usual state I am afraid!

While painting the set up I became entranced with the big tear in the broad hydrangea leaf. Which I guess qualifies it for this week's theme of flawed.

Blue Hydrangea and Bagels, oil on canvas, 24 x 18 inches, 2008, Nancy Bea Miller

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1252. Flawed

This week's topic for Illustration Friday is 'flawed.'
If he only had a brain...
Pencil rough for a personal project.

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1253. IF - Flawed

I don't find anything flawed with a bear and pig chatting over coffee...do you?

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1254. Illustration Friday - Flawed

I'm guessing this guy may have some character flaws.

I went to see a band called Five O'clock Shadow this weekend. I guess the name of the band was my inspiration for this unshaven character. BTW I think the band is great. They are an all-vocal band but until I saw them live I didn't believe they didn't use instruments - it's really amazing. And I'm not just saying this because they sang happy birthday to me - thanks guys that was fun but really embarrassing!

Note: If you are interested in creating a halftone dotty pattern in Photoshop like I did in the background above, view the accompanying entry that explains the process.

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1255. Illustration Friday: flawed

Flawed or Fabulous?

If somebody moved into your neighborhood and built a house like this would you embrace it or would you think they are crazy? I am so happy that there are kooky people that build houses like this because it makes the world a more interesting place! It needs a few kids though...
My submission for Illustration Friday's "flawed" theme.
copyright 2009 Valerie Walsh
I am kinda swamped but I will paint this image and hopefully post the finished idea soon. Here it is in real life: Haines Shoe House
195 Shoe House Road., Hellam, PA [Show Map]
Just south of Rt. 30, west of Hellam, north off Hwy 462 on Shoehouse Rd.

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1256. Illustration Friday - "Flawed" & my 300th post

©Kathleen Rietz
"Sometimes our flaws are what make us charming."

I had hoped to do something grand for my 300th post, but as busy as I am lately, I just have not even had time to blog nor visit the blogs I like. I miss everyone! I've been super busy with the spreads for the book "Little Black Ant at Park Street". Unlike my last project, I cannot show the illustrations for this current book until the book is published and released in early summer. And honestly I have little creative energy left after painting all day and/or night.

I did get a chance to draw a little in my Moleskine last weekend, and I posted my latest drawing here, along with a little demo on how I draw near-perfect ellipses.

To everyone who has visited my blog over the last couple of years....THANK YOU! Please continue to visit...your comments encourage me and sometimes they even make me laugh.

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1257. Illustration Friday: “Climbing”

I hope the boy in the tree can escape the boys on the ground if they climb after him!  This was one of several drawings I did last year for a book. I’m sorry to be so long between postings, but I’ve been crazy-busy with work, and almost everything else has gone by the way side.  [...]

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1258. Chocolate Log's Illustration Friday Submission

Here's this weeks submission for the word: Climbing
Robot number XY127r was pretty happy after climbing all the way to the top of Chocolate Log Mountain.

You can also get this cute robot character printed on a Tshirt here

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1259. IF: climbing


Baby duck likes climbing on mummy to have a chat.

I'm starting to get the hang of cs4. One little nuisance (for me) is that the path's I create with the pen tool are more transparent than in cs2 so sometimes it's hard to see what I'm doing. But I'm getting used to it. I don't have a choice, haha! I don't have any other versions I can revert to on here (mac).

It looks like we are going to get a ton of snow here tonight! Possibly 6 inches by Wednesday. I'm excited. I haven't seen snow like that since I lived in DC several years ago. 

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1260. Illustration Friday—Climbing

I was lucky to have just finished this piece yesterday, seeing that it is perfect for Illustration Friday. It's part of a series of Jungle Friends that I've posted about before here. I'm excited to be getting back to business after a great week with visiting relatives. I taught Art Vista to the 6th grade today. Later I'll help break down the kids' art show, and supervise my kids' homework, so I guess it's really tomorrow that I get back to business.

I've been learning a lot from licensed artist, Tara Reed, lately. I purchased her one of her ebooks on How to Find, Interact and Work with Manufacturers. You can buy it here. It was great! Her blog is a great resource for licensing information. I also participate in her monthly conference calls. I really enjoy talking to other people who have the same goals as I do.

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1261. Illustration Friday "Climbing"

Here is my idea for Illustration Friday's topic "climbing"

"Climbing" paper and dye ink

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SocMo bought himself some new threads so he can do some social CLIMBING.

For the last two years the New Yorker magazine has had a contest where people can create their version of Eustace Tilley, the iconic dandy of the magazine. I have never participated in the contest, but have wanted to do a SocMo version. This week's IF word gave me the perfect opportunity to try this.

For many years I have gone to a newstand and flipped throug the New Yorker to read the cartoons. They are very topical and usually reflect our culture. If you are curious... you can see the original Eustace Tilley and view all the entries in the contest by CLICKING HERE.

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1263. illustration friday - 'climbing'

I have always loved collage from the 'old school cut and paste' style to the 'scan it all in and mess around for hours in photoshop' variety. I have recently fallen in love with it again after stumbling upon a crate of photographs, filled with all sorts of images from our travels. My husband is the photographer in the family and this series is dedicated to him, for always inspiring me. I have posted this first one for Illustration Friday and the rest of the series will be on my blog.

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1264. Illustration Friday - Climbing

I created the above image last night but as I was drawing it, I kept thinking about what would happen next in the story. Who was that person next to the house? Why is the boy climbing the cliff? The more I thought about it, the more I couldn't resist adding a second panel to the story...

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1265. Illustration Friday-- Pale

It's been a crazy month, and I have really missed having time to do illo friday. This one was kind of cathartic for me-- one of those times when I connected with the word and an image popped into my head immediately.

Maybe it's the economic crisis, maybe war, maybe something closer to home-- but I bet you've been where this guy is. The walls hold a lot of shadows, some nights...

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1266. Illustration Friday: pale

It rose up in the winter night, it was a very large pale duck.

The Big Duck or Duck House
My submission for Illustration Friday's "pale" theme.
Location: Along Rt.24 North of Rt. 27 by 1.25 miles. On the west side of the road.Suffolk County-NYLatitude: N40 degrees 53.28Longitude: W72 degrees 33.44. I have painted this duck house before here as a daytime piece. I made this one that resembles how the people of Suffolk decorate the duck at holiday time.
A tribute to the artist Andrew Wyeth:

copyright 2007 Valerie Walsh

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1267. Illustration Friday -- Pale

This is a very pale alligator. I'm reusing this illo for this week. I finally finished last Illustration Friday's art late last night. I'll post it tomorrow. I really want to participate each week, but life takes over.

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1268. Illustration Friday: Contained


My first Illustration Friday for 2009

Here’s how Illustration Friday works: Every Friday, IF members receive a word prompt to illustrate. The above brush-pen image is my interpretation of the word “Contained.”

I sketched this last Friday using a ball-point pen. Today, I re-drew it in brush-pen, scanned it and added shading in Photoshop.

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1269. Clandestine 12-26-08

"I think Sarah likes you!"
(quick sketch that I'll revise later!)

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1270. Illustration Friday - "Resolve"

©Kathleen Rietz
I believe that any resolution worth beginning on January 1st is worth beginning anytime. We should all resolve for better health, more peace, and a sunny outlook ahead.

Considering hiring an artist's agent in 2009? Check out my column this month in The Prairie Wind, the online newsletter of the SCBWI-IL. Click here.

Also, order yourself a copy of my latest illustrated book for children, The ABCs of Yoga for Kids, written by Teresa Ann Power and produced by Brookes Nohlgren. Click here!

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1271. IF Resolve

I used left over scrap paper from my Type C project to do Illustration Friday's topic "Resolve". I resolve to live life to the fullest!

Resolve-paper, dye ink, paint, text

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1272. IF: Resolve

She was resolved to accept the past and move on with her life.

She knew this was going to be her year. She was feeling lucky for some reason.

Well this went in a completely different direction than I had planned!

Sometimes my bag ladies have a mind of their own ;)

For Illustration Friday's prompt: resolve

graphite and colored pencil on paper bag

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1273. Illustration Friday: Resolve

Piggy resolved to the cake after tossing and turning 
without getting any sleep. 

He thought if maybe he just had one tiny piece 
he'd be able to dream wonderful sweet dreams... :o)

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1274. Illustration Friday: contained

My submission for Illustration Friday's "contained" is a diecut card created for Holiday Season 2009. Notice how I contained the houses within this lovely shape. A little different and very fun to do. I love painting holiday work , especially cards. I enjoyed creating this subdued palette as well.

copyright 2009 Valerie Walsh

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1275. IF: contained

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I haven't had time lately to draw because of wedding planning and renovating our house. But today I managed to take part in this week's Illustration Friday.

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