Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Illustration Friday: Ghost

Ghost Soup

This is the third Halloween card that I've done this month! Dingbat was my first as an entry for Penelope's Black & Orange contest. Then Mumpkin was the second to create a "series". Now, Illustration Friday's word this week, ghost, gave me an excuse to do one more! I think I may be done.

"Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg, and howlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble."
-Shakespeare's Macbeth, 1605

Friday, October 20, 2006

Horror in the Pumpkin Patch


I've created another Halloween image to go with Dingbat. Since Illustration Friday's theme this week is ghost, I may do one more! Brace yourself!

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Art at Main Street Coffee Roasting Company

Currently, my artwork is being shown at the Main Street Coffee Roasting Company on Elm Street in Redwood City. This is my third "show" with 26 images installed. It will be showing for the month of October 2006. Here is what the space looks like:

Inside the coffee shop

Entrance to back

My art on top and hanging below shelf

By back door

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Illustration Friday: Smitten

Mr. Super-Great

This is a digital collage added to my Circus Freaks series. Check out the first one, Tape Ball Man, which was an entry for Illustration Friday's word, sticky. The text for Mr. Super-Great reads:

S is for Strongman.
He can bend spoons.
He looks in the mirror...
smiles and swoons.

He eats his protein...
watches his weight.
He’s known as Mister

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Halloween is L-u-r-k-i-n-g


This is my entry for Penelope's Black & Orange Creative Halloween Contest and Collaborative Gallery 2006. How exciting! I might also use this image in personal greeting cards... On the inside it might read "Hi, Dingbat." or "Bleh!" I dunno...suggestions?

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Illustration Friday: Trouble

Hell in a Hand Basket
click image for a larger view

I think a hand basket is the fastest way to transport oneself to Hades after a deed done bad. I chose a bunny for the basket ride because a fuzzy white bunny seems so innocent, just like a newborn kitten. Going to hell seems like a strong punishment for unwittingly stealing carrots! Must be a seasonal influence...Halloween is lurking.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Illustration Friday: Quiet

Blue Heron Fishing: Digital

Shhhh....keep quiet in the shallows.

This started off as an all-paper collage glued into place and then scanned (see image below). Once digital, I made some color and contrast adjustments and added shadows and highlights.

Blue Heron Fishing: Paper Collage