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….

Show….

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.

Show and tell

What’s the last thing you do before you head off to the land of nod?? Sketching…Okay so this isn’t the last thing I do  before falling asleep (I typically read…falling asleep with pencil in hand has proved dangerous in the past), but it is one of the last things I do. I like to put a close to a creative day, by doing a quick sketch (15-20 max.) of something just for me. Ninety percent of my day is doing work for other people. In order to not forget myself in the bustle of the daily grind, I like to sit back and draw little something for me. I haven’t been posting these because…well I was being selfish. But I thought it might be fun to share. I am also the queen of starting a challenge only to let it fall by the wayside, so I’m not going to call this a challenge (for fearing of my little ritual coming to an end), but I will call this show and tell.

So….show….MONKEYBOY

 

and tell….

Not quite sure where this came from. But wouldn’t it be fun to go marching into the woods with your friend Stan Chick, dressed as a monkey?? Everyone need a little silliness especially at the end of a long day! Enjoy my first show and tell, and feel free to join in.

 

More Sketching

So this is what I do with my lunch hour. It’s good to break away from the computer screen and rest the eyes. Not to mention is feel good putting pencil to paper. Do you just love the sound of a pencil on paper? I don’t know about you but there’s something soothing about it.

 

Morning Sketch

What a busy day…but I still found time for this little one…I think I just may colour this one. What do you think? Worthy to be pursued into the colour stage?

 

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Character Doodle

So this may not have been a good week to start a lunchtime challenge. I was unable to complete the challenge on Thursday because I got to do something a pretty cool. We got to have a tour of the factory. For those of you who don’t know I work for MegaBlocks  in Montreal and we actually make most of the blocks on site. I work in package design for the company. It was so cool to be able to see the process from the beginning all the way to the end where the blocks are then placed into the boxes we design. So that’s why I wasn’t able to do a doodle page, however I did find myself with some free time yesterday around lunchtime… and this is what I doodled…

I’m thinking I may do something with this little guy. What do you think?

 

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