Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
In addition to the Monster and Wonderland exchanges I signed up for a portrait exchange and an open exchange. The open exchange basically means all artist involved get to pick their own theme for their own individual book. I picked Fairy Tales, and this is still a work in progress but here's what I have so far....
I was going for a black and white theme and then changed that to shades of gray with just the color red as focal points. I still have to color in Little Red's hair and basket, make some changes to her face, but overall this is pretty much my layout for the fairy tale entry.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
She did a really fantastic job and I just wanted to send out a thank you to Rose, because let's face it, when you send your sketchbook out to a stranger, it's really any one's guess how it'll turn out or what they'll come up with. And not even that, but we all have different styles and things that we may not necessarily appreciate in another art style...I actually invited Rose to participate in the Wonderland exchange because I was scrolling through flickr and found a great painting she did and thought the subject might appeal to her...who knew I'd get such a nice surprise. Rose, I think this is so great...I love her little pouty slouch and the expression on her face, so sad - but we know it'll get better. Thank you!!
Monday, November 10, 2008
For my birthday last year, my parent's bought me a Gocco machine I was just dying to have! I had all these grand plans to start an Etsy business and make and sell my art....well I got the machine and then promptly got swept up in a ton of other things...like moving and work, then moving again. Yikes, it was a nightmare. Anyway, last week my mother sends me an email and says, "Get busy" so I did :)
I got out the Gocco and took it to her house and started printing away. You know...best to make the mess at Mom's place rather than my own (hee hee). So here they are...my Christmas elves. At some point I would love to go the Etsy route and get a little shop set up, but at the moment I'm afraid I have too much on my plate and would need help getting that whole mess started. So for now they live here on the blog and of course some of them will be given to friends and family at the holidays...who knows - maybe I'll discover I have readers besides my regular three and someone will want to purchase one or request a custom Gocco for the holidays...Wow, that would be awesome!!