Monday, September 1, 2008

My very first post, EVER!

Okay, so I must admit, I'm a little nervous. This is officially my first post to my blog, ever! My intentions for starting a blog were to keep myself in check and to get my artwork out into the world by doing the whole "self promotion thing." However I'm a little nervous now, because I'm afraid I won't have much to say, LOL. I suppose I'll just have to let my pictures speak for themselves and hope you, my viewers, like what you see. Please feel free to leave me feedback, comments, or requests. I'd love to hear your ideas.

So for my first entry, I thought I'd share with you, a little something I've been working on....I've been helping out a friend as she prepares for her daughter's fourth birthday. After a bunch of brain storming it was decided that theme would be a Mad Hatter's Tea Party, because let's face it there are so many options to go with and we figured we could get away with a lot of cheap buys :) So my job, in this crazy scheme was to try and come up with a vintage-looking invitation, with Emma, my friend's daughter, as Alice. I sketched out Emma with the Mad Hatter and then scanned my drawing. Using Photoshop I was able to create an all over texture and this is what I came up with :

After I added the vintage texture, I started adding color to the invitation and found that I was really excited about how this was coming along. I must admit, I tend to think of myself as more of a traditional illustrator. In the sense that I love to draw and paint and I like to have my materials sitting in front of me, where I can see them and smell all the different mediums. Using the computer for my art, is something I've had to force myself to do, LOL. But this project really got me excited about using digital mediums. Here is the finished piece. Hopefully Miss Emma, likes it :)


Heather said...

Hello my dear friend! I love the pics! they are great. You know how I've always loved your drawings. I know that everything will work out for you, just keep your chin up.

Your friend always,

busylizzy said...

Yay Kelley! Welcome to the world of blogging. The pressure's on girl. Now you have to keep giving us updates on what you're doing.

Kelley said...
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Kelley said...

awwww, thank you guys! Heather you win the prize, you were my first viewer! Hee hee.

BlankDaze said...

kell~ this blog is great! i love it. you're a pro already. O ye of little always do it bigger and better!

Love ya!


ojaiquilter said...

Kelley, I am so proud of you. I show your stuff to everyone at work. Hang in there you have great potential. I love your drawings. Aunt Isabel