Friday, January 25, 2013

Illustration Friday -- MYTH

Very rushed and struggled with it this week -- hope I got it in under the wire!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Illustration Friday -- Ocean

This week's Illustration Friday challenge OCEAN coincided with my big brother's birthday. He and I used to rock together in the living room rocking chair and yell out, "Ship, Ships Ahoy!!!"-- pretending we were on the ocean. I have no idea if that comes across in the image, but it was such a great memory I wanted to try to portray it. Happy Birthday, Matt! Ships Ahoy!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Norman Rockwell Museum

We took a trip to the Berkshires that included a stop at the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst, and the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge. Both museums were full of interesting and inspiring images and stories. At the Eric Carle, an exhibit of Garth Williams' process work and final illustrations for Charlotte's Web was my favorite, at Norman Rockwell, a chance to sketch from his large original paintings was a great way to appreciate the compositions.

Below is a sketch I did of Norman Rockwell's "Football Hero" and photos (not taken by me) of the museum.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Illustration Friday: NEW!

Simon delighted in the feel and shine of his new skin, why had it taken him so long to shed the old one? He couldn't wait to show everyone.