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26701. Luke Letellier: Pickin' Banjo Pig

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26702. Shanay Anderson: Ready to Duel!

Link: Shanay's blog

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26703. Valentine Hug-a-bug Babies....

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26704. Diann Malcolm: Banjo Pig

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26705. Illustration Friday- Suspense

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26706. Valerie Van Ee: Sleeping Banjo Pig

Link: Valerie Van Ee's blog and Valerie's YouTube channel.

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26707. Vincent Price

I decided to watch some Vincent Price movies before bed last night but ended up drawing him instead. Manga Studio's really fun to draw with so it keeps pulling me back for more sketching.

Also, I'm testing the waters at Pinterest. If you have an account there look me up here

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26708. Andrew Salo: Battlemech Banjo Pig

Link: Andrew Salo's blog

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26709. David Stringham: Surfing Banjo Pig

Link: David Stringham's blog.

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26710. Layout progress...for 'Raven Boy' graphic novella

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26711. Valerie Van Ee: Beauty and the Banjo

Link: Valerie Van Ee's blog and YouTube channel

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26712. Life's Sketches

Not only am I working in the Little Red Book (about once a week), but I've also found complete solace in creating these more refined sketches. Beyond anything my true love lies in drawing.

I'm trying to create work that reflects me, even if it's commissioned work or something for licensing. If I'm not connected to it somehow it lacks heart and thus very little connection with others. In watching my sales on Etsy, the pieces that sell the most are the ones my heart truly connected with.

This piece was first an exercise to draw from observation, but after I drew her eye I connected with her and the emotion she's feeling. I really began to pour out my desires into her as I drew, thinking about everything I'm learning patience for. 

The box was added at the very end problem solving how to express to others what she was feeling. I personally am patiently waiting for the next big chapter in my life...a larger family. "As I wait you make me stronger." I look forward to this painting being a more explorative piece in the watercolor stage.

"Life Song"
I wanted to draw another piece similar to "Cardinal Song" but bigger, so the other day I just began sketching with "Cardinal Song" by my side.

Well, like "Waiting" my thoughts began to roam. I have been very focused on seeing my husband, Brian, and the health of our marriage. He really is the center of my world right next to God, and I have used him for reference but never a piece th

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26713. Cara Bolley: Banjo Pig Diver

Link: Cara Bolley's blog.

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26714. Week Three in Watercolor

Now that some ground work has been laid out it's finally time to start an actual project for the class. I have learned much in just a few weeks and it's time to get rid of fear and just jump.

All morning Tuesday I looked through many old vintage nude photos and I'm addicted. As bad as that sounds, they're gorgeous and full of great lighting. I look forward to creating from the images I found, and more. They truly inspire me. I searched mainly through DeviantArt.com.

My piece is taken from one of the photos, and like much of everything else, this project meshes with my desire to do stories from the Bible. I spend A LOT of time on Rahab, but I'm beginning to wonder if I over thought it. Who knows where its' going to go, but this could be it. Not as grand, but the emotion is there.

Sometimes I wonder if it's best to just create and plan little. Life is like this...you don't know what the next moment will bring you, so just be. :)

The challenge and advice that Melinda gave was to use a warm color palette for the skin instead of my traditional cool tones. This is to give me a more well rounded understanding of skin tones, and to become more comfortable using tones I may not adore but are definitely necessary....especially for Biblical figures!

What's even more great is I already had some magazine tear outs in my reference files for the warmer tones. National Geographic is a great source for reference. Always!

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26715. Bryan Ballinger: Pickin' the Banjo Watch

Link: Bryan Ballinger's site.

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Just having a little ferret fun,

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26717. Cartoon Polar Bear In Progress Stage Two

In my last post, I started to show the process I was using to create a new design. At that time, the design was left off looking like this...
When I originally sketched this, I had intended to show more water at the bottom of the design. While not my preferred method of fixing the problem,  I decided I would fix this is in Photoshop. Ideally I would have planned the sketch out better, but poop happens. Another issue I had was the paper I used to sketch on. I decided to sketch on water color paper because of the texture and the effect that I thought that would give the colors. Having learned a few PS tricks since then, I've decided to created that effect in PS as well, and go back to sketching on regular smooth sketch stock.

 Here  is the current state of my design... 

I reduced the size of the image, and then resized the canvas back to the original size. I then had to extend the various design elements, such as the water and horizon lines back out to the edges, and paint back out the edges as well. There was and is still some clean up left from my original pencil lines. Due to the texure of the paper, alot of the pencil lines were left in the texture of the paper and never got erased ( I try to erase softly).

My next post should show some significant additon to the coloring. As always, please feel free to comment. I'd love to hear what you think.


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26718. Aaron Bullen: Three Pickin' Pigs

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26719. :. Mundos Desconocidos .::. Unknown Worlds .:

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Mi Blog ha estado olvidado, pero ha empezado un nuevo año (hace rato, ya lo sé) y espero actualizarlo, al menos una vez a la semana. Han pasado muchas cosas que me han mantenido desconectada, entre ellas: construir una casa, ahora estoy viviendo en el campo, lejos de la ciudad, hay mucho verde a mi alrededor y estoy acompañada por mis perros, gatos y mi novio. En resumen ha sido un cambio maravilloso, pero hemos trabajado mucho en la casa y no he tenido mucho tiempo de concentrarme en mis proyectos personales.

Esta ilustración es del año pasado de Noviembre, pero no la había publicado. Fue hecha para una convocatoria de la página 27pm.net, que es un proyecto colectivo de ilustradores, para su exposición “Mundos desconocidos”. Las fotografías son de Natalia Uribe, gracias Naty.


My Blog has being kind of forgotten, but a new year has begun (long time ago, I know) and I hope to update it at least once a week. Lots of things have happen that have kept me away, like: building a house, I now live in the country, far from the city, there is a lot of green around me and I am accompanied by my dogs, cats and my boyfriend. Briefly its been a wonderful change, but we have been working a lot on the house, and I haven´t had much time to concentrate on my personal projects.

This is an illustration I did last year on November, but I hadn´t publish it. It was made for a web page called 27pm.net, that is a project of a collective of illustrators, for it exhibit “Mundos desconocidos” (Unknown Worlds). The photograph is from Natalia Uribe, thanks Naty.

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26720. “Cup of Tea” by Fernanda Ribeiro

Brazillian animator Fernanda Ribeiro just graduated from the Vancouver Film School’s Classical Animation course. This is her Flash short, Cup of Tea, which features a nice sense of design and a fine sense of humor.

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26721. Joel Lofgren: Banjo Pig

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26722. Zach Figgins: Banjo Pig

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26723. Newest stamp release!

Here are my NEWEST rubber stamp kits just released at Unity! 
Just click on the labels below to go to the specific newly released stamp.

PLUS, all of my previous stamps are on SALE now!!

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26724. Rebekah Krooswyk: Banjo Pig & Kitty

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26725. Free Fall February – Guest Critiquer Maya Rock

Maya Rock is an editor and writer.  She has agreed to critique the Writer’s Picture Prompt for February.   You may remember her from her time as an agent at Writer’s House.  Here is more about Maya:

She graduated from Princeton University in 2002 and has worked in publishing ever since (save for a happy, extended three-month jaunt to Paris).  She began literary agenting at Writers House in 2005; there she edited and sold nonfiction, pop culture, memoir, and young adult fiction  projects by Bethany Griffin, Rae Mariz, Heather Wagner, and Alison Weaver.  As an agent, she loved the thrill of finding new voices and helping nurture talent. On the side she developed her own talent by taking creative writing classes.   In 2010, she left Writers House to pursue a full-time freelance writing and editing career, a decision that’s given her the freedom to follow her many interests–ranging from asking semisnooping questions in the name of journalism to poring over the Chicago Manual of Style in search of grammatical perfection.   She is the author of two YA novels, forthcoming from Penguin Putnam in 2013.

Here is February’s Picture Prompt:

Deadline to submit is February 20th. Please attach your double spaced, 12 point font, 23 line first page to an e-mail and send it to kathy(dot)temean(at)gmail(dot)com. Also cut and paste it into the body of the e-mail. Put “February 20th First Page Prompt” in the subject line.

ILLUSTRATORS: Here is your chance to show off a little. Last month only one of you submitted a piece of art. The prompt for February is something that will convey the flavor of the month. Lots of things go on in February; Ground Hogs Day, Valentine’s Day, and President’s Day to name a few. This leaves you quite a broad range of ideasto be creative. I will post on Feb 29th, so I need to receive your illustrations by February 27th. Please make sure the illustration is at least 500 pixels wide and include a blurb about you and a link to see more of your work. Please send it to kathy(dot)temean(at)gmail(dot)com and put “February Illustration” in the subject box.

Maya makes a living working with authors from the earliest stages of their projects and has helped develop these authors’ ideas and line-edited their work and get their project into shape for publishers by fine-tuning language, strengthening structure, and enhancing characterization and narrative.  Maya is able to make sure your work reaches its fullest potential. You can contact her at mayarock@gmail.com for rates and availability.

Here is Maya’s website:  www.maya-rock.com

Talk tomorrow,


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