Friday, September 22, 2006

Illustration Friday - Phobia

It was very hard for the other amphibians in the pond to relate to Spencer and his irrational fear of the water.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Illustration Friday - Change

This is an existing piece but I thought it represented change pretty well. This kid has promised to change this school year. No more misbehaving and no more getting into trouble. But what fun is that?

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Illustration Friday - Safe

I was working on my illustration friday piece, which was suppose to be a squirrel (running away from a dog) Well, it turns out I was the one to get bit! I was wasn't planning on getting so far into this piece tonight but one thing led to another and I was pretty happy with the results so far. Only I never bothered the save the file. I know better, but I lost track of time. But that's okay because photoshop never locks up anyways. Right?... ARRRRGGGHHHH!!!! (insert colorful expression here)

I quickly did a screen capture before I killed photoshop so at least I have something for illustration friday.

Safe? - I think not. (sigh)

Goodbye Fish Chair

I know I've posted this before, but now it's finally done. I finally put the finishing touches on the fish chair that I painted for the local library (the library is auctioning off chairs decorated by various artists as a fund raiser). I was nervous about adding the glass marbles because than meant actually drilling recesses into the wood (eek!) It sat here for a really long time, but finally this weekend I got up the nerve to start drilling. I'm pretty happy with the results.
Even after four coats of polyurathane the paint dots are still raised which I really like. It gives it a nice texture when you run your hand over it.

I dropped it off at the library this afternoon, and I'm a bit sad to see it go (okey maybe more than a bit). I hope it finds a good home. I wish I had a place in my house to put it.

Here's the seat. The large dots are the glass beads - they stick out a little, but not so much they hurt your bum.

And here's the back...

And here's the back of the back...