Friday, August 25, 2006

Illustration Friday: Run

Running Late...

Medium: Watercolor, Water soluble pencils, ink
Size: 2.5" x 3.5"

I am trying to do IF every week, like I used to...but am having a hard time keeping up with the themes. I hope you enjoy this one... :D

Poor White Rabbit... :D

Thursday, July 27, 2006

HUGE Charity Auction

I am a member of "Art 4 Critters", a group of artists who donate a portion of their art sales to animal charities. Some members of our group have donated paintings for a big charity auction on eBay & hopefully raise a minimum of $1,000 (which is a steal!) for Happy Paws Haven Inc., - HPHI, a 501 (C)(3) Nonprofit corporation in Arab, Alabama. This is a "no kill" shelter, they do not euthanize their animals. The artists involved with this project have created small ACEO size (2.5" x 3.5") paintings of 'big cats' for this event.

This is the painting I donated for this charity event:

"The Peaceful Ocelot"
Medium: Watercolor, Ink CLICK HERE To View The Charity Auction Thanks for looking!:)

Friday, July 21, 2006

Illustration Friday: Opposites

There are 18 hidden images in this painting....

An Easter bunny in a Halloween costume celebrates Christmas by hiding presents instead of Easter eggs...ok I guess this isn't literally an "opposite" themed painting, but it does loosely fit the theme...and I haven't updated my blog or done IF in 3 months so please forgive me :) There are 5 ornaments, 5 presents, and 8 candy canes hidden in this painting - some are hidden in plain sight, some blend in with the scenery....go ahead, try & find them:D

Medium: Watercolor & Ink

Size: 2.5" x 3.5"

Friday, April 28, 2006

Weekly Photoshop Challenge: Silhouette

I've recently taken an interest in Photoshop so I was excited to see the "Weekly Photoshop Challenge" hosted by Txartcgal. This week's challenge is to make an interesting silhouette out of a picture. I used this tutorial to make this silhouette:

Here's the original's a girl standing against the wall like a wierdo. This girl may or may not be me....OKAY it's me..but it's a bad pic. This is what I look like when I'm trying not to smile & look serious. LOL.

Illustration Friday: "Under the Sea"

Title: Miss October
Medium: Prismacolor Colored pencils & ink
Support: 100 lb Smooth Bristol
Size: 2" x 3.5" (business card size)

 An exotic mermaid does her best pin-up pose under the sea. This is a self portrait....kidding!

Thanks for lookin' :)

Friday, April 21, 2006

Illustration Friday: "Robot"

Title: Miss Adventure
Medium: Prismacolor colored pencils & ink
Support: 100 lb smooth bristol
Size: 2.5" x 3.5"

  I love old tin robots but have always been disappointed with the lack of female robots out here is "Miss Adventure", a girlybot with a delicate face and heavy duty pink body.  She's out for a stroll with her toy kitty on the moon. On Miss Adventure's chest is a Girl-O-Meter, and on a scale of 1-13 of girliness, she's a 13 of course! This little drawing won 1st place in eBay's "Nibblefest Art Contest" in November 2005.

Thanks for lookin' :)

Friday, April 14, 2006

ACEO #40 - "Watching"

Title: Watching
Medium: Caran D'Ache Water Soluble pencils & ink
Paper: 130 lb Fabriano Medioevalis Watercolor Paper
Size: 2.5" x 3.5"

This little birdy is waiting for her first egg to hatch.

Click here to view auction
Thanks for stoppin' by. :)

ATC2 #19 - "Enigma"

Title: Enigma
Medium: Caran D'Ache Water Soluble pencils & ink
Paper: 130 lb Fabriano Medioevalis Watercolor Paper
Size: 2" x 2"

Is this a kitty? Or two butterflies resting on a flower, above a flying duck?

Click here to view auction

Friday, April 07, 2006

Artists' Choice Awards on eBay

The Artists'  Choice Awards acknowledges eBay artists based on the artistic merits of their work.  After a month-long nomination process, over 7,000 votes were cast for eBay's favorite artists in 44 categories.  Many thanks to those who nominated & voted for me!  I was honored with the following awards: 

1st Place - Most Creative Art

1st Place - Most Imaginative small format Art

3rd Place - Favorite Miniature Art

Honorable Mention: Favorite ACEO

Honorable Mention: Favorite Drawings

Honorable Mention: Favorite Fantasy/Faeries small format Art

(thanks!) :)