..A PERFORMANCE YOU’LL NEVER FORGET
… although a repeat performance may depend quite heavily on the tightrope’s tensile strength.
The Illustration Friday theme of the week is “repeat.”
The Blue Sky Folder
Deep in the archives of my computer there is a small beacon of light that shines brightly through the darkness. It’s called the Blue Sky Folder. Inside is a collection of sketches, experiments, new styles, new techniques, story concepts and a bunch of projects in various stages of completion. This folder is basically a resting place for all the ideas that rattle around inside my head long enough for me to get them down on paper or into various stages of digital completion. Like many other artists I’m always restless to try new things and this is my outlet.
This is a Blue Sky piece I began almost 3 years ago. I wasn’t quite sure where I was headed with it at the time so I put it in hold to work on other things. I had totally forgotten about it until I was leafing through the the folder recently and it caught my eye. One of the main reasons I had put this one on hold was that the techniques I’d used to create it were very time consuming and a bit unrefined. Looking at the piece again I realized that the solution was sitting right in front of me. I didn’t have my Cintiq tablet when I started so any digital freehand drawing was pretty much out of the question? As I popped the file up on my screen I realized that was no longer an obstacle. It only took me a few hours to finish the piece and I’m psyched because now I finally have a great way to save time and paint right on the computer.
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I've been working on my advertising page for the Directory of Illustration. I decided to do all new art work…here's one of the paintings I finished for the directory.
For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver. ~Martin Luther
©copyright Alicia Padrón 2014
A few more sketches of Lucas.
I really like this tiny fellow..
Can't get him out of my head! :o)
if you want to read initial post of Lucas.
©copyright Alicia Padrón 2014
Mindy and Moe decided to go on a picnic
on a beautiful August day.
Playing with the new style. :o)
It's been a while since I twoodled!
Usually the posting days are Wednesdays
but I decided I would work on it today since I had a chance.
So here is my #Twoodle
for this week using the words:
Racoon & Windy
Another wee redraw of last year’s “Mice Skates”
Skate on over here and check out my fellow HoHoDooDaers!
If you’re just now joining us on Iron Chef Vermin… Strawberry Challenge, you’ll note on the challenger’s side, Ronaldo Rodent, Executive Chef of the ever popular Hole in the Wall restaurant unfolding a nice pate brisee over a sugared strawberry filling….
May we all coexist in peace
and bask in the glow of friendship.
Wishing all of my friends a most brightest and best holiday season, no matter how or what you celebrate.
Watercolor and ink on bristol board.
Here is a new painting I have created just for fun. I will have it available to be purchased as a card in my Zazzle shop.
I managed to wrap up a huge chunk of Maddy Kettle over the last few weeks by really pushing ahead with it. There is just 10 pages left to ink, so I'm almost there.
But, for the next few days I'm switching gears to work on a small contract for a wonderful new publisher in Australia called Tiny Owl Workshop, contributing some drawings to their first book (like the one above!) and I'll be completing some private commissions and doing some writing.
If you go Inkybook 1 you'll sort of know the story I'm writing as I had bits of it in Inkybook, I called it The Witch Detective there but am now calling it The witches of Bogg Lane and am doing it as a prose story. More on that later.
Squeaking an “Illustration Friday” in!
Two posts in one day! What the heck is going on?
Every time it rains, it rains…… pennies from heaven.
Don’t you know each cloud contains…. pennies from heaven.
You’ll find your fortune falling all over town.Make sure that your umbrella is upside down!
Hmmmm…..She doesn’t look like she’s singing the same song as I am! Oh well, it’s still my favorite song!
So, anywho, I was going to post this yesterday for the Illustration Friday theme “Talent” but missed it by THIS much. Soooo, since this week’s theme is “Yesterday”…
Call me, don’t be afraid you can call me,
Maybe it’s late but just, call me.
Tell me and I’ll be around.
Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love. ~George Eliot
Mein alter Bilderbuchklassiker "Eulengespenst und Mäusespuk" kommt im Juni, in einer überarbeiteten Neuauflage, wieder in den Handel. Es ist eine Geschichte von Sigrid Heuck, die von Gefangenschaft, Freiheit und Abenteuer, von Spuk und Gespenstern und von einer ungewöhnlichen Freundschaft erzählt.
. Is It Big or Is It Little? by Claudia Rueda Eerdmans Books for Young Readers 4 Stars . Back Cover: To a mouse, nearly everything looks big—but to the cat that chases him, things look a bit different. Opening: Is it BIG? Or is it little? Is it DEEP? Or is it shallow? About …
Something a little different this time!
Time to bake pumpkin pie!
Happy Holidays, to everyone.
May wild dancing ensue...
with a little dress-up, some pearls... a mermaid fin and some bunny ears.