Friday, June 20, 2008

Illustration Friday-Hoard

She Had a Habit of Hoarding Hats

The Illustration Friday Topic this week is Hoard. I don't hoard hats or any other items of clothing for that matter. But if I were a clothing hoarder it would probably be hats.

Now if we were to talk about art supplies, antiques or ephemera, well, that would be another thing... that's all I'm going to say about that, for this could be a very personal and soul searching topic.

Say, what nice weather we are having...
perfect for hats!

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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Illustration Friday-Punchline

Illustration Friday Topic -Punchline
...then, with an unfazed look, she uttered the punchline…

Here are the elements used to create this piece:
I have to give credit to a great texture image site ** GrungeTextures ** with free downloads.
Thanks for the blue cracked and peeling paint layer!

Only six basic images -- a simple composition, but I never know when to stop! I just go crazy, adding one more application or filter, then I ask myself, "What about this texture or what happens if I do this, or hmmm, maybe I should crop it", that sort of thing can go on and on and I just need to say... fini, no mas, done!

This rendition was cropped and stacked -- okay, the project is done...kaput, fini.

How's that for a punchline? I know, nothing funny about it...

Thanks for visiting my blog...have a great week! Happy Father's Day to all you dads, papa's & grandpa's.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Illustration Friday-Forgotten

Past Lives Forgotten

In my dreams I see myself in a dark and magical forest, looking directly at a very handsome frog – a frog I had kissed before.

I had already determined he wasn’t my prince…so I bid him good-day and moved on, again.

A dream forgotten…until it happened again, oh, and again...