Thursday, June 24, 2010

Illustration Friday: "Paisley"

I did something a little different this week from my usual cartoonish style. Since the topic for IF this week was "paisley," I did something a bit more design-oriented and did a butterfly in Adobe Illustrator with paisley designs in its wings. I wanted to make it a bit tattoo-like. I also got a little inspiration from this tutorial I happened to find when looking up paisley design references. It also helped me brush up a bit on my Illustrator skills.

I honestly had no idea what a "paisley" was until I looked it up. Well, you learn something new every day. : )

See you all next week!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Illustration Friday: "Ripple"

Here is my submission for this week's Illustration Friday. The topic is "ripple" and is has to do with one of the many bird species affected by the Gulf Oil Spill. The bird is the Snowy Plover, which is a very adorable bird that nests on the ground and eats various invertebrates found on the beach. They are at risk because the oil could wash ashore onto the beaches where they breed and forage, and contaminate their food supply.

I am submitting this illustration (done in Photoshop) to Kelly Light's Ripple blog, which will be made available as a small, signed 3.5" x 2.5" print for a donation of $10. The donation goes to help these poor animals in the Gulf and is given to The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies and The International Bird Rescue Research Center. You can check out Kelly's Ripple blog at:

Thank you for looking. See you all next week! : )

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Illustration Friday: "Trail"

Here is my entry for this week's Illustration Friday. The topic is "trail" this week. This little boy has provided a trail of birdseed for this cute little bird, hoping he'll follow him home. The little bird, of course, is quite happy about the handout.

I apologize for the lack of updates these past couple of weeks. I've been on vacation and it's been hard to keep up with everything while out of town. I will definitely update more often from now on, though. : ) Thank you to everyone who watches my blog!

Have a great weekend everyone!