Saturday, February 27, 2010

Illustration Friday: Perspective

What's your perspective?
Maybe it depends on which end of the binoculars you're looking through!
A black-and-white version of this image
is now available on my new digital stamp website.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Illustration Friday: Propagate

Propagate: "Transmit from one generation to the next," which is just what this old-world Grandma is doing as she teaches her granddaughter to knit. Maybe the yarn was spun on the spinning wheel sitting behind them.
Apparently I haven't scanned the finished watercolor, so the pencil sketch will have to do for now!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Bluegrass, take two!--with watercolor

 
Here she is, ready to enjoy the music! I'm quite happy with the instruments and the little girl, but the background might need some help.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

On my desk: Bluegrass!

 
I was inspired by watching my niece as she wandered through a group of tall guys playing bluegrass, bobbing her head to the music. A quick sketch, the pen-and-ink tracing, and now the partially-finished watercolor is sitting on my desk waiting for the final touches.

Illustration Friday: Adrift

 
The spires of the castle seem to be adrift in a sea of mist, 
and the lights flickering through the windows are obscured.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Illustration Friday: muddy

 
She slipped into the pond; her mother will be glad it wasn't too muddy!
(Personally, I'm still in knee-high snow mode--no mud for another month or two.)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Illustration Friday: Focused

So intent is his observation of the ant hill that he is quite oblivious to his sister--whose attention is focused elsewhere!