Friday, August 29, 2008

Illustration Friday: Memories



Work in Progress...


This past two weeks I've been reminded that my time is not my own. We are back to school and I am realizing how little time I will have left every week to devote for my art. I enjoyed all of the extra time I had over the summer and had a lot of fun navigating to other blogs and learning about other artists. I am not sure how much time I will have during this school year, but I will try my best to produce one piece a week and to post once a week. I hardly had any time to visit some of my favorite blogs this week. My Google reader is about to explode with 'unread' entries!

Anyway, I didn't get too far this week, but I was experimenting again. New paper (cold press water color paper), gouache and ANIMALS! I was really intimidated trying out animals as main characters. I think last time I really drew an animal with bodies and everything was back in elementary school. I've always been into people mostly. 
I think these characters look cute. I'm not sure if original enough, but my kids really liked  them, and I enjoyed coming up with them. I thought the animal birthday party fit the 'memories' theme for IF.

My daughter has been painting a lot with me, and she wanted me to add her work to my blog, so I now have a corner on the left for my kids' art. Her favorite subject is horses!

I will be away for Labor Day weekend enjoying the family and some nice weather. I hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday weekend, and I hope to catch up a bit with my blogs next week!

Thanks for stopping by!

16 comments:

Rrramone said...

I remember last time I had pigs over to eat. It was a mess. :-)

eyecontact said...

Your post of drawing and progressive steps: terrific to see. NICE work! I see you are also on IK. Me, too. But I'm selling more at Zazzle! Go figure!

SENTA said...

Hope you have a very fun weekend, this puts me in the mood for a party!!

Juan said...

Great stuff! I like to show your work in progress

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, these animals are adorable! I especially love the teeth on the donkey-to-be. Very festive! Birthday parties are very much a part of my current existence.

And I LOVE the horse painting! Your daughter is very talented. Hmmm. Wonder where she gets that from? Have a fabulous and fun weekend!

INDIGENE said...

I know exactly what you mean! I enjoyed my summer off! It will be along time before I have this kind of time again! As long as you keep creating something, you'll keep the juices flowing! I love the colors!

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thefridayfrog said...

wonnnnnderful start, edrian! love the hunky gwosh and the composition...i'll come back to see it come to life more. :))

Tracy said...

Oh, I like this! Even if you're not as comfortable drawing animal characters, I think you did a fabulous job, especially looking at your initial sketch. I'll be back to see this finished! :)

travelandsing.com said...

beautiful and funny and very, very fun! lovely illustration:-)

Solvere volo said...

Very lovely!

Diana Evans said...

lovely work Edrian!!! I love it and the progression is always fun to see....

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!!!

theartofpuro said...

lovely illo and we'll come back to see it finished

Tom Barrett said...

Nice start! Looking forward to the finished one. The animals look great!

Dot said...

very cool.. wanna see the final product!

Eric Barclay said...

Looking GREAT! Looking forward to seeing the finished piece.

Bella Sinclair said...

Edrian, don't know where you are in FL, but I'm hoping you and your family stay safe and dry this week.