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Five Years.

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May and June are non-stop parties for us now.  We celebrated our five year anniversary this year, last week actually.  Phew, like a snap of the fingers it went that fast for me.  Raul’s mom watched the kiddo for us and we went out for a delicious dinner.  We need to do it a little bigger, five years and all, so we are planning a road trip this month.

The colors in this painting were my wedding colors, pretty much my favorites.  Warm all the way.  Peonies and roses, our wedding day was beautiful.  Spring time and these colors have not worn out their welcome with me at all.  Love ya babe!

Illustration Friday – Liquid

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This is my attempt for Illustration Friday’s “Liquid” and also an entry for 52 Designs.

I did something a little different this time.  I have been wanting to try inking again and I have tried crow quills before.  I found this Introduction to Illustration video (inking and watercolor intro) on YouTube and was inspired to experiment with tones and brush work.  Need to keep from getting stagnant and try different things right?  I’m pleased with how it came out! Two people that inspire me are Hope Larson (inking and line skills) and Sophie Blackall (watercolor skills).


Higgins Waterproof Ink
Windsor Newton watercolors
Windsor Series 7 Round Brush in 00
Watercolor paper tablet by HandBook

Happy Tuesday!

Illustration Friday – Storm

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Bunny is so hungry, there’s a storm in his belly.

My attempt for Illustration Friday’s Storm. Some parts of my Illustrator process take too long so I wanted to see if I could work on those with this image.  The experiment was a success, working in AI is a puzzle sometimes.

I’m reading a few books at the moment:

Drawn to Life Volume 1 : 20 Golden Years of Disney Master Class by Walt Stanchfield

A Field Guide to Fabric Design: Design, Print and Sell Your Own Fabric by Kimberly Kight

Making an Impression: Designing and Crafting Artful Stamps by Geninne D. Zlatkis


Illustration Friday – Ocean

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IF- Ocean

My attempt for Illustration Friday’s word, Ocean.

Been battling a cold that is clearly from the depths of Hades.  Going on week no. 2 of this and I’m over it.  Hoping to re-open the shop by the end of this month and trying to see if it is time for me to upgrade some software and my OS.  I just want to paint and draw, that’s all.

IF – New aka Slouchy

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IF - New aka Slouchy

This little bird is wearing his new slouchy hat. Another attempt for New for Illustration Friday.

So far so good with the more goal.  Painting more, coming right up!