Dec 27, 2011

Sketchin' Skills

"One must keep right on drawing; draw with your eyes when you cannot draw with a pencil."
 ~Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

In an effort to keep my sketchin' skills from floundering, I figure I should strive to work faster and more simply -- and keep right on drawing.  My tendency is to get bogged down in rendering and perfecting; there's something to be said for simplicity, though!

This week's Illustration Friday theme is "Messenger", so here we have a wee little owlet-in-training at Hogwarts.

Also, this is the second illustration for the children's book I've been working on.


Dec 25, 2011

Gingerbread Greetings

"For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."
~ Isaiah 9:6 KJV

Merry Christmas, blog readers!  I give you today a Christmas card I drew recently; the inside read "May your Christmas be filled with sugar and spice and everything nice."  I do hope, though, that this Christmas you'll experience what the holiday's really all about -- "a Savior... He is the Messiah, the Lord" (Luke 2:11 NIV) .  Have a joyous Christmas!!!

Dec 24, 2011

All Wound Up

Greetings, all!  Just popping in to let you know about my latest Shirt.Woot Derby entry, "All Wound Up".  If you're eligible to vote and you've got a sec, please give it a vote!  Thanks and Merry Christmas!!!

Dec 21, 2011

Happy, Christmas-y Things

"Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!"
~Charles Dickens

Amid the helter-skelter flurry of mailing out cards, wrapping presents, drinking eggnog [shout out to Southern Comfort Non-Alcoholic Eggnog, yay-uh!] and warding off cats from nibbling on the Christmas tree, it occurs to me that my blog could use some lovin'.  So then, in the Yuletide Spirit,  let us have some merry little works of art!

For Illustration Friday's "Sink" theme, I did a sketch of the Abominable Snow Monster, alias "Bumble".  When the band of misfits encounter the Monster, Yukon Cornelius exclaims that "Bumbles sink!" as the creature disappears into the icy waters.

You may have noticed a new "Buy My Shirt" ad on the blog; that's because my "Bake It So!" shirt's available now!  **NOTE: As of 12/26/11, "Bake It So!" is no longer available -- sorry**

This is why mailing out Christmas cards takes me forever -- I feel compelled to personalize the envelopes with themed (in this case, "baking") doodles.  Sigh.

If you use Tumblr, please feel free to visit me at "Scribbles & Bits"; I'd love some more followers!  I'll send Igor ("eye-gor"?) 'round to fetch you. 

And Woot members, if you've got a second, please go vote for my marshmallows at Shirt.Woot; my design's called "A Nice Warm Soak" -- thanks!