Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Illustration Friday and New Kiddo...

So I haven't been making much art lately. I had to go back to teaching full-time for a while and it really cut into my play time. I never realized how much time I was wasting. LOL I should have spent more time finalizing pieces instead of just doodling. :)

I wish I had a studio to show, but my studio is my couch. LOL I keep all my watercolors and pencils in boxes and pull them out to paint at my table or on my day off. Not the best way to do it, but our house is pretty little. I would soooo love a drafting table or space to leave things out until they get done, but my little one would "help" on anything left out. I think this is one of the reasons I pretty much concentrate on characters and small little studies. I don't have the time or space to paint full pieces...wow, I really need to think of something. LOL

Mostly what I do get done is rubber stamp designs and I have just had a new stamp release...happiness and joy! This is one of the stamps, colored in graphite and photoshopped: I know I probably shouldn't post two images, but I didn't realize how much these two looked alike until tonight...heehee. This is the past week's illustration friday post...yeah for getting that done, almost on time. LOL

I hope everyone has a great week. :) All thoughts are welcome.


Carmen Keys said...

I like that you make such active poses -- although both ladies have an arm up, they clearly have different expressions/moods! I especially like the theater girl, so whimsically roundy and cute.
I have a crit for lady #1: The scarf is in just such a position on her face that at first I couldn't figure out what it was, it seemed like a beard! Now I see when I click on the larger image, maybe she doesn't have a defined face and what I thought was her mouth is actually her jaw? In that case it would be pretty easy to fix that optical confusion by giving her a smile close to the glasses. I could be wrong on the whole face/jaw thing, what was your intent there?
Otherwise, lovely and whimsical, and lots of energy!

Christy said...

Thanks! :) On the actual line art for the stamp, I did in fact add a neck and collar so that you could see the scarf clearly. I guess I should color that one. :)

Isaac Marzioli - Freelance Illustrator said...

Very nice stuff! I like the composition of the circle brick wall behind the girl.

I also like the over sized glasses and scarf and hair - almost like she's playing dressup in oversized clothes (like Sara drew also)...but because of that I thought it would be extremely cute to add oversized shoes on your drawing...

Not that it needs it...but it would be cute. Without that, it's quite a great drawing!

sara.b said...

I enjoy both of the pieces. And yay for getting an IF illo finished! :D They're both darling and have such great detail. I love detail. I agree with what Carmen has said about the face. I thought her chin was too big until I saw the parts of scarf hanging. Then put two and two together. I enjoy the over sized glasses..it's like she's chic. ;)

Very cool Christy!