Thursday, November 28, 2013

SkADaMo 2013 Day 27

Happy Thanksgiving/Hanukkah!!!!!! (No turkey feathers were harmed in making this illustration)

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

SkADaMo 2013 Day 26

It's been a few days since my last "daily" sketch. This one had a bunch of stumbles and starts, some seem to come easy, some hard! This one was inspired by an online word generator: SKIP; and by recently finally getting the hang of skipping stones! (secret: use your whole body like a baseball pitcher does!)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

SkADaMo 2013 Day 19

Today's post was inspired by this week's Illustration Friday theme "Tail"! On a trip to the zoo this summer, I watched the lemurs wrapping and clinging to everything with their super long tails. And an image I remember seeing of a mouse, bent waaaay over on a stem, trying to grab some food at the very tip. Tails are useful!!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

SkADaMo 2013 Day 17

Still working at the every other day sketch -- find my ideas are getting more complicated and feeling less well executed, so will work on this! This image was inspired by watching 2 carriages of kids at the grocery store. One carriage kid was sobbing, the other looking at his mom like, "Whoa, at least I'm not doing THAT!" I decided to simplify it to 2 ships passing -- hello!

Friday, November 15, 2013

SkADaMo 2013 Day 15

Still trying to keep up with the sketch a day! Whew! This one was inspired by... I started out at scarecrows, but ended up at stuffing socks in your sleeves to pretend you are a muscle amazon! Maybe trying to do all these image and idea challenges and going to groups, keeping up with conferences, internet critiques has me feeling like I am in a fake it till you make it/I'm goin' for it! mode. :) Check out other sketchers here.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

SkADaMo 2013 Day 13

Trying to get into the sketch-a -DAY rhythm, but starting out every other day! Today's sketch is inspired by fellow SkADaMo-ers, who you can see here, as well as by watching robins and starlings flock to the last food around -- fall berries -- as they delicately pluck red fruit from cold branches.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

SkADaMo 2013 Day 11

This year, I am participating in the PiBoIdMo (Picture Book Idea Month) where you are challenged to come up with 30 picture book ideas in 30 days. In conjunction, the amazing Linda Silvestri is running SkADaMo (Sketch a Day a Month) and I'm late in starting, but giving it a go!!

Here's Linda's blog with links to other participants to check out other sketchers!

And here's my first sketch -- working with the Illustration Friday theme of Energy. I wanted to try to look at dark energy -- how you can feel, even across a room, when someone is in a baaaaad mood. Dark squiggle homage to illustrator Ben Clanton!