Friday, December 17, 2010

Happy Belated Chanukkah

I know it seems a little too late, but really I'm just super early! This is for NEXT Chanukkah.. sort of. I drew it today for the calendar Nelson and I put together as a gift to our families.

See the whole thing and/or buy one of your own at Zazzle!
http://www.zazzle.com/2011_calendar_of_illustrations-158415957304057199


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Lady with bird hat - illustration in progress

I drew my own version of the lady with the bird cage hat, and now I'm working on drawing an overly elaborate background for her. I'm watercoloring the illustration and hopefully I won't screw it up.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

more oil paintings from class

These were both one evening paintings. I wish I could have spent more time on them.


Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Old and funny drawings

I just spent a week at home in Michigan for Thanksgiving. It was too cold and too gray, just like I remembered it. :P

In spite of the grayness, I had a lot of fun. I saw my middle school teachers and hung out with my best friend in middle school, Gwen. In middle school we made these awesome Romeo and Juliet dolls for our Shakespeare unit. We made Romeo, Juliet, Friar Lawrence and the Nurse. They were supposed to be marionettes, but we never quite got that far.

I should've taken some photos of them while I was home.
Anyway, I DID bring back some drawings from middle school and even elementary school. My mom took out these huge portfolios with Ken and my writings and drawings from childhood.
Here's a few items:

This one is from 1988. I think the fairies are awesome, especially the weird angel one with turkey hand like wings.


The next two must be from some time in middle school, probably after I got my beloved 72 pencil set of Prismacolor Pencils. Some jerk swiped them from my locker in middle school. I was devastated. Eventually, I saved up enough to buy the even BIGGER pencil set. I secretly snuck out and rode my bike across Ann Arbor Saline Road to get to Office Depot. In spite of the speeding cars and lack of safe places to cross, I made it there and back with my precious pencils.
This Cinderella drawing was my masterpiece. I thought it was the best thing I'd ever done. I even used a gold pen and white-out to decorate the stars and gems.
I assume the other drawing is Snow White, also complete with white-out stars.