Wednesday, May 4, 2011

start of something new

i've only done 2 new ones on this concept. & i've already gotten way more detailed than i intended to. wanted them to be Big & ABsTraCt... alas, you can tell what they are. maybe i'll zoom in even MORe on #3.... ?

anyway, you can obviously tell what they are.

started with a background of acryclic streaks & then built up layers and layers of gouache strokes. really wanted them all to go the same way, but i'm kind of "re-drawing" the pattern each time i head in with a new color, so the wings kind of shift, so sometimes cross-hatching happens when my vision changes direction. we'll see what happens as this series progresses, i suppose.

Friday, March 11, 2011

oh, babyface!

so a couple years ago i had to go to like 6 weddings.
this year everybody's having babies.
so this is the block for the card i'm making alllll of them. ;)
of course i'm throwing in a bookbag and sandra boynton board books in their gifts, too... but this lil' monster was just looking to join a family & add some chaos. he packs his teddy bear, too.
who sometimes takes the blame.