Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Illustration for SCBWI Local Event

  

This is an illustration in watercolor and ink for my local Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) event. www.scbwi.org

The participants had the chioce to write a picture story or illustrate one. I was given a picture story written by another SCBWI member to illustrate. The title of the story was, "The Science Project." The stories and illustrations will be on display in Columbus, OH sometime in the next two months.

Cheers,
Darlene

Friday, October 17, 2014

Sketchbook Skool: Draw Your First Day of School


Session Three Of Sketchbook Skool is focusing on Storytelling.
Mattias Adolfsson  mattiasa.blogspot.com/ asks us to draw from our memory of our first day of school. I remember that day vividly as it is one of my happiest memories.

(Watercolor and Ink/ Moleskine)

Cheers-
Darlene

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Bull in the Bathroom Story



Yep, it was a pretty normal day today and yet I still can come up with a bull in the bathroom story. The last two paintings I did  you may have noticed that I didn't include a gag line. I'll be having a GIVEAWAY for the gag line that comes closest to what I wrote. Stay tuned. Once I decide on what the PRIZE will be I'll invite you to play...so get your creative-funny-sarcastic thinking caps on!

Cheers-
Darlene

Sunday, October 12, 2014

French Cafe


Would love to experience a French Cafe...with a cat would be okay too.

Cheers-
Darlene

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Sketchbook Skool "Storytelling" Has Started


www.SketchbookSkool.com

The third session of Sketchbook Skool has started. The focus on this one is "Storytelling." You can join this or the previous two, "Beginnings" and "Seeing." Sketchbook Skool is brilliant and I wouldn't miss it. (neither would Zebra) You can see some videos highlighting the instructors on YouTube.

Cheers,
Darlene

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Clay Models Created from Sketches







Horse sculpture characters for Carla Sonheim's "Year of the Fairytale 2014" on-line class. Currently we are studying the fairy tale, "The Magic Horse." I'm molding 3-D characters from the horse sketches I did previously. What's next? Adding these characters to a mixed-media piece.

Cheers-
Darlene

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Magic Horse Fairytale with Carla Sonheim















I am studying Fairy Tales with Carla Sonheim in "Year of the Fairytale 2014."  These are imaginary drawings of horses using these exercises, Eyes-Closed Drawings, One Liners, Scribbly One Liners, Wrong-Handed Drawings, Draw Horses in Bed (Literally).

I don't have trouble using my imagination when I draw and paint although doing these exercises showed me some surprise results. I found some new ideas. Next to come? Making a clay sculpture of one of these drawings and adding some color. Stay tuned.

Cheers-
Darlene