Sunday, November 25, 2007

Illustration Friday: Zoo

I alway love the little train rides they have at some zoos. And are we watching the animals or are they watching us?

Sea Turtles and Such

I missed last week's Illustration Friday because we were on vacation. (Sometimes by happy accident I will have done something that fits the theme anyway--but not so this time.) We visited my husband's parents in Port Aransas, TX. There were numerous sea turtles bobbing in the water along the jetty one day when we took a walk. (It was a pretty hair raising walk with my almost 7 year old son leaping from big granite rock to big granite rock as we made our way out along the jetty. Both grandma and I had our hearts in our throats at various moments)

Earlier in the trip we took a glass bottomed boat tour at Aquarena Springs in San Marcos, TX. We saw some tiny turtles swimming under the boat but didn't see the ancient snapping turtle rumored to live there. My 3 year old daughter did her own artistic interpretation of a snapping turtle.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Illustration Friday: Scale

I decided to play with both the physical object and the reference to size. I created a shape in Photoshop of the dragon in the scale and then used that to make the smaller scales on the big dragon. (In a completely conceptual world the scale would diminish into infinity--but I just did it once here) I also created a dragon brush to do the background which consists of dragons of various scale--of course.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Illustration Friday: Hats

My daughter provided the perfect pose for the topic of Hats. She came out wearing a dragon costume with a hood. Over that she'd put a striped knit hat--with a pom pom. The final hat was a pirate hat. Later she tried to add a robot helmet but that wouldn't play nice with the pirate hat...