Thursday, February 27, 2014

Illustration Friday: SPACE

Here's a quick sketch for this week's Illustration Friday theme: SPACE! Just back from a trip to NYC, where SPACE can be at a premium -- on the train, waiting for the train, in lines for just about anything. Part of me feels like the hulking dog (am I taking up too much space?) and part like the ornery cat (wouldja move over a bit??!!)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Illustration Friday: TWISTED

This week's Illustration Friday theme is TWISTED! I am just hopping back into IF after some weeks away and after a fun day bowling with family and friends.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Right-in-front-of-me discovery: Hand Drawn Fonts!

In working on my portfolio title page, I finally discovered hand drawn fonts! Hand drawn by someone other than me!! I've been on and off trying to do my own lettering for my website and portfolio, but finally, in desperation to meet a deadline, I looked up "hand drawn fonts." In the treasure trove of fonts that appeared on my screen, I not only found one that would work well with my illustration style, I found many of the fonts my favorite illustrators use as well!! Demystifying the process!!
The font I am using is Rabiohead, here is the font designer's site, check out his work!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Portrait of Leo F. Turner

I recently had the honor of painting a portrait of a friend's father who passed away a year ago today: Leo F. Turner of North Andover, MA. My friend Jane commissioned it as a gift for her mother.