Tuesday, December 19, 2006
I have been doing pro-bono work for the Jersey Shore Animal Center for over three years. In addition to their newsletter, I also design pieces for fundraisers, including this program cover for a wine tasting benefit. I'm always glad I can use my skills to help homeless animals.
Colored pencil drawing with digital type and background.
Monday, December 11, 2006
Friday, December 08, 2006
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Adobe Illustrator. Information from inventors.about.com
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Once I found this Anne Boleyn quote for "Ghost," the rest sort of fell into place. Anne was notorious not only for being Queen Consort of King Henry VIII (and mother of Queen Elizabeth I), but also for her beheading on charges of adultery and treason on 19 May 1536. Once I nailed down this concept for my "Ghost" entry, it all felt creepy and very Halloween-appropriate.
Anne's ghost was created with Micron pens and colored pencils.
Monday, October 16, 2006
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Saturday, September 23, 2006
CHLOROPHOBIA = fear of the color green
XANTHOPHOBIA = fear of the color yellow
CHRYSOPHOBIA = fear of the color orange
RHODOPHOBIA = fear of the color red
PORPHYROPHOBIA = fear of the color purple
CYANOPHOBIA = fear of the color blue
There is also, not included in my art:
LEUKOPHOBIA = fear of the color white
MELANOPHOBIA = fear of the color black
Thursday, September 21, 2006
On a somewhat related note, I found this quote about change, which I like very much:
"All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another."
~ Anatole France
Created using Adobe Illustrator.
Friday, September 15, 2006
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Saturday, September 02, 2006
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
This was a t-shirt design for a 5K Run Walk to benefit the Delaware-based Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research. All of the birds represented here were native to the tri-state (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey) area. I love doing work for non-profit agencies. I usually have creative freedom which makes the projects more fun, if you ask me!
Tri-State Bird Rescue is a wonderful organization marking its 30 year anniversary. For more information, take a look at their website:
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Robert Johnson was an influential Mississippi blues singer and songwriter who supposedly sold his soul to Satan "at the crossroads" in exchange for his remarkable talent on the guitar. Born and raised in Mississippi, he started playing blues guitar in the late 1920s. His wife and child died in childbirth around 1930 and he is said to have devoted himself to the guitar. Part of the crossroads story stems from a report that he dropped out of sight for a while in the early 1930s and returned a much-improved guitarist. In 1936-37 he recorded at least 29 songs in Texas (San Antonio and Dallas), then returned to Mississippi to play and sing in clubs and bars. His mysterious death at the age of 27 added to the legend: on the night of 13 August 1938 something happened to Johnson in a bar in Greenwood, Mississippi and he died three days later. Maybe he was stabbed, maybe he was poisoned or maybe the devil collected on his debt -- nobody knows for sure. In 1986 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an early influence, and his songs have been covered by several rock stars, including Eric Clapton and The Rolling Stones. His songs include "Crossroad Blues," "Me and the Devil Blues" and "Terraplane Blues."
Robert Johson information from Answers.com.
Colored pencil drawing.
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Mostly played around this week, and experimented with ink, watercolors, gouache and Photoshop.
Monday, July 31, 2006
Thursday, July 20, 2006
While Stanton is best known for her long contribution to the woman suffrage struggle, she was also active and effective in winning property rights for married women, equal guardianship of children, and liberalized divorce laws so that women could leave marriages that were often abusive of the wife, the children, and the economic health of the family.
Information from womenshistory.about.com
Black Micron pens and colored pencil.
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
This was actually a challenge for me. While drawing I tend to get lost in the details, and before I know it, MANY hours have passed. This took about 45 minutes from sketch to final.
Happy Summer, everyone!
Yellow Pitt Artist pen, black Micron pen and Prismacolor pencils
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Saturday, June 17, 2006
Monday, June 12, 2006
Monday, June 05, 2006
Ebony pencil, colored pencils and Micron pens.
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
When I saw "Cake" as this week's topic, I thought about just how many different types of cakes there are, and felt drawing just one kind wouldn't be too exciting. So I tried to come up with a way to incorporate multiple cakes, and wound up not drawing even one (unless you count the one being made).
Thanks to Carla at Anonyrrie for giving me the idea to use this illustration for both "Cake" and Inspire Me Thursday's "Word Art" challenge. More often than not, I incorporate typography/lettering into my designs, and it seemed appropriate that I participate.
Colored pencils and Micron pens.
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Monday, May 22, 2006
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Saturday, May 06, 2006
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Unfortunately, since the original is 17" wide, the scan is showing up really small when I post it (even when I click for a larger version), so I'm including some detail shots. If anyone knows how to get larger (or wider) posts to come out close to the real size on Blogger, I'm interested to know how it's done.
Micron pens and colored pencils.