Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Illustration Friday - Packed

I know, it's obvious, but it was the first thing that popped into my head. I have never eaten sardines, and it was a surprise to me when I opened the can that they didn't have heads!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Illustration Friday - Clique

Sally didn't understand why the other girls didn't want to include her in their rides together.

This was a super-quick sketch that I intended to work up more fully, but as I worked on it I tightened up so much and made it look so cramped that I finally just went back to the original quick sketch. It was a little too ambitious a project for the time I allowed myself this week.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Illustration Friday - Island

Here's a quick sketch done in Photoshop. When I think of islands, I think of the wild ponies of Assateague and Chincoteague Island. I read "Misty of Chincoteague" several times as a child, always dreaming of the pony I'd like to have some day.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Illustration Friday - Clutter

I could easily have drawn my own studio which is filled to the brim with clutter, but I like all the shapes and grayness that fills my husband's garage bench. There was actually a lot more on the bench but I thought the composition would be a little too cluttered if I included everything.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Illustration Friday - Memories

This week's illustration is a sad one for me. It's a sketch I did of my mother after she developed cancer and a couple of weeks before she died. The thing about my memories of my mother now is that I can only remember the way she looked when she was sick and dying, those memories are seared into my brain and I can't get rid of them.

My mother also had memory issues before she died, and often didn't remember who I was. She mistook me for one of her nieces, which was very difficult for me to deal with.

This sketch shows the blankness in her face as her own memories faded away, and as mine were indelibly changed.