Sunday, January 8, 2017

R is for Robot!

R is for Robot

Here is the latest for the Letter R.  Brand spanking new for 2017.

R is for Robot, but what is his name? Rusty or Randy, Rick, or Ray? His name is the same as the color he bares which is Red as you can see. Red has a creation stamp as well as a place. Check the zip code he bares Rocky River as his place of birth. 

His friend is a Raven named Rebel who occasionally shows up on Red's Radar

Sunday, January 1, 2017

2016 Review: Updating Designs of the Past

R is for Rabbit

2016 has been a year of review of some of my earlier designs as you can see from some of my earlier posts. It comes from sitting in my tent at art festivals and watching people looking at my art.

The design below became a candidate for a softer look as well as giving the rabbit character better eye contact with the butterfly.

N is for Nessie

N for Nessie also became another candidate.

As I looked at N for Nessie, the sailboat looked a bit foreign. It was the color! Once I started, I got caught up in giving more detail to the background. It made it, in my mind, a bit more juicier.

That is the nice thing about working digitally. They are easier to fix and update.

H A P P Y   N E W   Y E A R !

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Thursday, December 29, 2016

D is for Dove

D is for Dove

Okay, it is one more new letter before the end of the year!

D is for Dove, Dogwood, Dragonfly and Damask pattern!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Redesign & Update

L is for Lily of the Valley

When participating in art festivals, I often watch and listen to how people respond to my art and selection of illustrated letters. The Letter L for Leaves below became a candidate when I listened to one young mother expressing a wish that it had a lily with the leaves. 

As you can see in my first attempt on illustrating the letter L it is pretty simple. It was my first L in my project of doing an illustrated alphabet. 

A lily? Why not! Why not add lily of the valley! I think it gives it a bit more interest. Now L is not just for leaves, ladybugs, lace and lavender, but lily of the valley as well! Who knows? It will be interesting to see how well it will be received in 2017.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

H is for Hedgehog and Hammock

H is for Hedgehog and Hammock

Yes, it is a new letter H! 

And yes, there are more H words other than Hedgehog and Hammock, but I will let you guess!

It gets harder as I run out of positive ideas for the letter H, but seeing that I have only done this letter 3 times before, it became a challenge to expand my offering of the letter H.

Monday, December 12, 2016

It is Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas!

Joy for the Season!

December is a hectic month. 
So much to prepare for the holidays.

So my wish to you is finding the Joy in the meaning of Christmas 
as well as the Miraculous Gift 
 was given to all of us.

Merry Christmas!