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61651. day 170: painted ladybird

1 Comments on day 170: painted ladybird, last added: 6/18/2010
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61652. 1-Sided business card

I was in need to restock my business cards when I found a great deal at overnight prints (sign up for their email list, they are great about having sales). I decided to quickly convert an old 2-sided design I had for last year's Surtex show and make it into a more general business card.

I put it up on twitter and unexpectedly got great response, so I thought I would put it up here as well. Stay tuned for more promo-related posts here very soon.

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61653. Art School Cliche Spotting

design school cliche

I just stumbled upon this iphone app that contains a checklist you can bring to senior year critiques / design degree shows. I have to admit it’s a little cruel, but hopefully you’ll get a good chuckle along the way.

act school cliche

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61654. the red frock

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61655. Thankful Thursday: A Bird and A Bowl

I have no idea who linked me to this generous lady's blog, but I was the lucky recipient of this wonderful cut-paper bird giveaway! I had totally forgotten I had entered. I just love it and will frame it for the guest bedroom. Thank you Norma!





Many of you know I had the pleasure of stopping by Mim's house last Sunday.
The meeting was short but sweet, each of us having to dash off in different directions.
It was so wonderful to see her beautiful home and the wonderful spaces and places she has to create her amazing art. And I saw original Miss Ems!! It really is something being in another artists space, especially if it's one you adore ;)♥
On my way out she handed me a gift wrapped in the most luscious, colorful textured paper. She said it was for my birthday "whenever it is!" Too funny.
I handed her lilies from my yard which looked pretty sad by the time I got there :P
Anyway...This is what I saw in the box! A handmade paper bowl

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61656. Illustration Pages News: Rockport Publishers Call for Entries! Inside the World of Board Graphics: Skate, Surf, Snow

WHAT IS ELIGIBLE: Any design/art that is on a surfboard, skateboard, or snowbaord. Manufactured designs as well as one-offs are all welcome. The art must exist on a ride-able board. There is no entry fee.

For more details and information on how to send in materials, please visit the Call for Entries section at www.rockpub.com.

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61657. S.S. Ripple

Sorry guys for the lack of posting.
I've been busy with a new book and mommy duties.

This is another card I illustrated for Ripple.
It already sold (thanks June! xo)
but there are still tons of beautiful cards to choose from.
Please visit and buy one. 10$ goes a long way in saving the life of a victim of the oil spill.

I'll try not to disappear.
Hope you all have a great week! :o)

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61658. Illustration Pages News: Charlene Chua's NXNE Cover Illustration

Charlene Chua illustrates the cover of Lucid Magazine. The feature was the NXNE music festival, which is a big, free music bash in Toronto that features over 600 bands and musicians.
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61659. The Path to Enlightenment

“Be remarkable. Let a flame of passion illuminate your way. Be extraordinary. Stray from the dullness of shadows, into a radiant glow. Feel. Dream. Live. And never concede. Never settle for anything less, as you move full speed ahead in the quest for a life full of light and color.” -Anisha Shenai

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61660. Fun Fun Fun


It's been a few weeks since I also became known as "Sofia's Dad", but being a father of a baby-girl is already showing it's influence on my work... "Fun Fun Fun" is part of  my Bird-Bikes Series and features a lot of, shall we say, "girlie" colors...

Carlos Araujo
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61661. Stinky Dreams

Of course, I was reminded me of this song. And I think this is the original video that aired on Saturday Night Live in 1980, though I’m not…suuure…

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61662. Cartoon Brew Parody…Again

Cartoon Brew parody

Bob “BobServo” Mackey, who parodied Cartoon Brew three years ago, is at it again. His latest comical stab at the Brew includes post titles like “50 Years of Turkmenistanimation” and “Cartoon Network? More Like FARToon NOTwork.” He sounds like a good candidate if we ever need a third Brewer! Check out Bob’s new Cartoon Brew parody at SomethingAwful.com.

(Thanks, Connor Sims)

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61663. Birds



Here is a couple of 3D illustration characters I've just created using Cinema 4D

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61664. Today’s quote & announcement

This is Beauty from my character series. Beauty has reminders about self esteem.

Beauty says, “If you are feeling invisible to the world, sure enough, it’s a warning. You are beginning to leave yourself and becoming invisible and unimportant to you.”

And announcement, if you have been trying to access my Ronniannhall.com site, you will now be, finally, redirected to my new website, Fairyonlineschool.com. Here is where you will find the school’s classes, etc. For those of you looking for readings, I don’t have them posted and have been shying away from them lately. If you are a regular, give me an email.


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61665.

Ha! Stole this from Poe's Deadly Daughters, a blog for mystery lovers. Author E.J. Copperman lists the top 15 things that AREN'T true about being a writer. (You can read the rest of the post here.)

THINGS THAT AREN'T TRUE ABOUT BEING A WRITER

1. No, you wouldn't write a novel if you just had the time. If you're not writing one anyway, let's face it, you're probably not going to do it.
2. Almost no writers are "famous authors." I am, believe me, NOT a "famous author."
3. We all don't KNOW the famous authors, either. I don't have Stephen King's phone number, but he can have my email address if he'd like it.
4. Our main characters are NOT all based on us. And no, my books aren't set in my hometown, or any real town. No, they're not. No, not even that one.
5. We don't just sit around all day waiting for inspiration. Who has the time? We have to figure out new ways to get you to buy our PREVIOUS inspirations.
6. Mystery writers really couldn't solve crimes. I don't care what they do on CASTLE.
7. We don't type "THE END" on a piece of paper in a typewriter anymore. Haven't for decades.
8. We don't all drink. I, for example, have a beer about every two months. SOME of us drink, and not that often to excess. It sure as hell isn't part of the creative process.
9. Mystery writers don't ALWAYS "kill off" people we don't really like. Okay, maybe we do. But not ALL the time.
10. No, it's not a good idea to set a mystery novel at a mystery writing convention, and no, you didn't just think of that yourself. EVERYBODY has thought of that.
11. Many of us, believe it or not, DON'T have classical music playing whenever we're working.
12. There are a couple of us who have developed at least rudimentary social skills.
13. We have no control over the covers on our books. None. We're consulted once in a while, and then the publisher does what they want. (Personally, I'm thrilled with the cover of NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEED, but I still didn't have anything to do with its design).
14. Sometimes, we don't even write our own titles.
15. Writing is NOT fun. HAVING WRITTEN, on the other hand, is a blast. I recommend it highly.

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61666. The Next Postcard

My last postcard included my email on the front, but this time it  seems to take away from the illustration.

Now it’s time to send it to Vista to print it!

www.robertabaird.com

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61667. Day and Night

Two more sketchbook pages ^_____^

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61668. Inkygirl moved to Squarespace

Hurray, Inkygirl has been successfully moved to Squarespace! If you're reading this post in your old feed, then all is well  - I'd appreciate it if you'd post below to let me know. I encourage you all, however, to update your feeds to my new RSS info; you can find the list of feeds in the top right corner.

I'm actually going to be displaying two blogs on the Inkygirl page: my regular Inkygirl info plus a separate comics blog. I decided to keep my comics separate to make it easier for people to find the comic they want since I'm tagging/categorizing as I upload my archives.

In addition to Inkygirl, I've moved over Blatherings, Will Write For Chocolate, My Life In A Nutshell, Filking.net and my Filk FAQ, iPadGirl and DebbieOhi.com. I have about half a dozen other blogs to go, but when I have the basic infrastructures in place, I'll go back and do finetuning and link-fixing.

If you notice anything amiss or would like me to fix certain pages sooner than later, please do let me know! And thanks for sticking with me through this transition period. I'm hoping not to have to move again for a very long time.

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61669. Featured Resource – Scampd

I was recenlty turned on to this very unique new site called Scampd, devoted to the art of Advertising Illustration and Design.  It’s always nice to see a new site that focuses on a specific corner of the industry, and I’m excited to see this one grow.

Here’s a little more about Scampd in their own words:

“Named after the humble Scamp, a rough sketch sometimes supplied at the start of an illustration assignment, Scampd exists to celebrate the rich, diverse, and criminally underused art of illustration in advertising and design. We’ve just started publishing content, and are currently calling for submissions. To sweeten the deal to potential contributors, we are giving away copies of the Brushes Mobile Drawing app to the first 50 accepted submissions.” – Bonnie Mooney

Click here to visit Scampd >>

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61670. The Path to Enlightenment

“Be remarkable. Let a flame of passion illuminate your way. Be extraordinary. Stray from the dullness of shadows, into a radiant glow. Feel. Dream. Live. And never concede. Never settle for anything less, as you move full speed ahead in the quest for a life full of light and color.” -Anisha Shenai

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61671. Calling All Creatures



Finishing up the last pictures for a book by poet and author, Connie Arnold. Fun, creative story about the sound each creature makes. ANIMAL SOUNDS MIX-UP will be due out later this fall. I'll keep you posted.

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61672. More nice ALFIE reviews!

From Booklist, June 1st issue:

"Picture-book shelves overflow with stories of furious young kids who protest injustice by packing up their essentials (snacks, stuffed animals) and running away, often making it only as far as the backyard before setting up camp. In his debut picture book, Cadow borrows familiar elements, but what feels fresh here is the child’s reason for leaving. Instead of sibling rivalry or the struggle to be heard, it’s young Alfie’s frustration and sorrow over his own growing up that sends him out the door. After his mother tells Alfie to part with a favorite pair of outgrown sneakers, he explodes, announces his departure plans, and assembles his supplies. His gentle, understanding mother helps and even tucks an imaginary hug into his bag. Alone in the backyard, Alfie slowly accepts that his shoes need to go, and in a warm conclusion, finds a new home for them. Young children will easily recognize Alfie’s frustrated feelings of powerlessness, as well as his fears of independence. Castillo’s expressive illustrations sensitively reinforce this tender, reassuring story’s elemental emotions." — Gillian Engberg

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From The Horn Book, July/August issue:

"Alfie already has a significant list of grievances-taking baths, making his bed, eating potatoes-so when his mother wants to give away his favorite shoes just because they've gotten a little small, Alfie decides he's had enough. The headstrong emotions of a young runaway are humorously portrayed in the dialogue ("'May I give you a hug?' asked his mother. 'You may let me keep my shoes,' said Alfie") and in the art (Alfie's dignified expression as his mother helps him pack a bag). At his clever mother's suggestion, Alfie takes a lot of supplies; he can't get far with his heavy pack, and, after unloading everything in the backyard, takes off his favorite, too-tight shoes and puts them on his stuffed animal companion, Buddy Bear. With perfect timing-Alfie is just starting to feel homesick-his mom comes out with the welcome-home hug he is looking for. The subdued colors in Castillo's old-fashioned yet unsentimental illustrations highlight the red

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61673. Food Challenge

This bird feels very strong about his/her food being taxed

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61674. The Next Postcard

My last postcard included my email on the front, but this time it  seems to take away from the illustration.

Now it’s time to send it to Vista to print it!

www.robertabaird.com

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61675. Do You Design YA Book Covers?

And do you blog? I have a request (a challenge?). Here it is: Do one blog post like Ian Shimkoviak’s, where you show us several different ideas you had for a book cover – and which one was chosen for final production. Some narrative would be a bonus. Shimkoviak seems to do lots of finished looking covers for a book – all different ideas. It’s fun to see the different interpretations, but he rarely adds any explanation.
If you don’t blog, and don’t mind sharing – send them to me – I’ll be happy to post them!
I’ve always wanted to do interviews of cover designers on this blog. But there’s a problem. I want real stories… things like what outrageous requests designers have had to comply with. But I don’t want anyone to jeopardize their job.
But if anyone wants to include and anonymous story here, now would be the time. We’d love to hear about it in the comments. Thanks!


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