Nightly drawing

A quick character sketch for tonight

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Sketchbook

Practicing what I learned for that Craftsy class…Here’s a page from my sketchbook.

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Thank you!

hippo001So last night, I watched Lynne Chapman’s Craftsy course (for free! no less) on how to draw picture book characters. I must say I feel as though something really clicked in the way she explained her process, especially the animal characters. If you have a chance I do highly recommend this course. Anyways, I was sketching tonight, trying out some of her techniques and I thought I’d share a little character I came up with.

I also thought it was time to thank you all for following me. I hope you enjoy following my progress. 🙂

Remembering Rusty

So when I was growing up I convinced my parents to get me an Irish Setter…which I named Rusty (how original…I know!) She was not the healthiest of dogs. It was always one things after another. But she was a good dog…because as my husband says…all dogs are good dogs!

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More late night sketching

So I stumbled across Fred Blunt’s work and fell in love. A few characters inspired by his work.

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Warming up

Some more doodle sketches to get the juices flowing…

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Oufff…..

 

Been crazy busy lately! Curious to know what I’ve been upto??

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Flipside Prints

I feel like my creative brain has been squeezed dry…at least that’s how I felt last week. There’s still more work to be done, but I need to give myself a wee break…get away from the computer screen and reconnect with pencil and paper.

Here are a few sketches…

 

 

With any luck things will slow down a little and I will be able to get some more sketching done…maybe even fully illustrate a few.

 

 

 

Back to the drawing board

Finally able to get some sketching done before heading off to bed. With all this grey weather we’ve been having I been dreaming about sunny days and music in the park.

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Oh the places your imagination can take you….

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PIRATEBOY

A quick 15 minute sketch of last night’s monkey boy now dressed up a a pirate sailing the high seas with his trusty companion, Buster.

Really….he’s just standing on his bed,  holding up a paper towel roll roaring ‘no girls allowed’ to his annoying little sister standing in the door way.