This week's Illustration Friday challenge was the word: 'Village'. I enjoyed working on this rather sleepy village, where everyone must be taking their afternoon naps today...
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A mini collage that seemed fitting for this week's Illustration Friday Challenge, the word 'Summer'.
Ice cream at the end of a long day at the beach...
I hope I will have time to do another one because summer is quite a wonderful theme.
This weeks Illustration Friday Challenge was the word 'Mask'.
I have been interested in illustrated letters for a while now and thought I would give it a try. It was both challenging and interesting to try and create a specific character even though her face is completely covered with an oversized mask, similarly to balance a recognizable letter of the ABC that would still feel like it was something else as well, maybe a ginger cat...
This week's topic was the word 'Temptation'.
As a child whenever we had cake in the house, which was not very often, I would ask: "what's this cake for?". Hoping the answer would be something like:" oh, we can eat it right now if you like!'. Alas, this was seldom the case. and so I would have to wait patiently until the time of the event which the cake was intended for. It may have only been an hour or so away but it felt like eternity to resist the temptation… Maybe that's what this little girl is feeling...
*I originally created this illustration for the word 'Refrain' but did not have a chance to post it to IF at the time.
“Look up at the sky. Ask yourself, 'Has the sheep eaten the flower or not?' And you'll see how everything changes...
Antoine de Saint Exupéry
This week's Challenge was the word 'Retro'.
'What wonderful treasures Grandma has at her house!'
Visiting my sister in London. She kindly gave me free reign to cut into her piles of Bridal magazines, left over from when she planned her wedding about five years ago. It's funny how I originally had the idea to play with the contrast of big very extravagant figures and a small plain one, I was thinking about an urban setting and a little girl, perhaps a clothes store?! As my idea evolved further I landed at a well known fairytale which enabled my imagination to go wild... Can you recognize it?
This week's IF challenge was the word; Natural. This fiery little person jumped into my sketchbook and told me:
'This morning I was a frog,
at dance class I was a flamingo
and now I am a lion and I won't go to sleep!'.
This week's illustration Friday challenge was the word Prehistoric.
I thought to myself: "hmm… 'Prehistoric', that's a tricky one… Cave drawings?! People wearing animal skins?!"
I found myself gravitating more and more to over thinking and unnecessarily complicating the whole thing, wishing I knew more about those ancient times (before recorded time), oh well… Seen as Valentine's Day is fast approaching and it is much too easy to forget that friendship is a very special and precious kind of Love, I decided to draw a boy who has a green dinosaur as his best friend.
'Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!' This week's Challenge was the word "Disguise". I was inspired to explore this theme from the perspective of disguising one's feelings or identity. Here's the watercolor illustration I came up with.
Here's a sketch which I hoped to paint in watercolor for this week's Illustration Friday topic- the word 'Beginning', It may stay as a 'beginning of 'beginning' for lack of time...
November 22-28th the challenge was the word: "Shadow". I had quite a few ideas, all of which only made it into my sketchbook as rough sketches.
This week's challenge was: "Energy". I had a few ideas mostly involving children or pets and their seemingly unlimited energy in contrast with the adults in their lives... Upon further consideration however, I felt inspired to take it in a different direction and focus on a more inward, subtle kind of energy. I thought of the invisible and inexplicable, yet very real, healing effect of a mother's kiss. This poor little boy fell off his bike and is rather upset but don't worry! soon he will feel much better.
This week's Illustration Friday challenge was the word: "Creature". It has been a very busy week and the laundry keeps piling up, in various evolutionary stages, waiting to either be washed, folded or put away. Well, at least it provides inspiration!!! My two year old niece, in London, just loves messing up a hamper of freshly folded clothes... Here's what I came up with.
Oh Boy what a week it has been!!! I've been entangled in so many different projects, pulling me in every possible direction… I can't believe I somehow managed to make something for this week's Illustration Friday challenge: Entangled. Here's the pen and marker illustration I came up with.