Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

We posted this picture over at my Linden Line Designs Pet Blog and just had to share it here as well:

We hope you get to spend today with your true love...
...your pet, of course! Happy Valentine's Day from LLD.
(Photo is of my daughter McKenna and her "doghter" Jane.)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Carla Sonheim's Online Class: "The Year of the Fairy Tale"



I have signed up for Carla Sonheim's Year Long Online Class:  The Year of the Fairy Tale. 

Our first Fairy Tale is:  The Princess Frog. 

Our first assignments were a variety of drawing techniques that lead to creating and establishing a character style for our Princess and our Frog. 

Okay, so above is my Princess. 

Now...here is my Frog?  Nope!  I simply could not draw a frog that I was happy with.  No matter what profile I used, I could not design a drawing that resembled the frog I wanted to use to represent my frog for this fairy tale.  In frustration, I said to my husband "I can't draw a frog...sure wished it was The Princess Cat, or Dog."  Then he said "how about a mouse!"  I jumped for Joy!!  A Mouse it is!!  So, here is my Princess Mouse:







A Mouse works perfectly for me because when my daughter, McKenna,  was a little girl I read a lot of storybooks to her, and we both were drawn to many of the cute little mouse stories.  Plus, one of the nick names that her grandma calls her is "McKer Mouse".  

I am also very excited because McKenna aka "McKer Mouse", will be writing a fairy tale to go along with all of my illustrations!  What a cool Mother & Daughter project, right?  :)

Hope you enjoy my drawings.

Happy Painting!  Cheers!  and ... Break a Bristle.

Joan