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15 April, 2006

Illustration Friday: Spotted

A good opportunity to practice my ink washes.

03 April, 2006

Illustration Friday: Spring

I have a couple of pieces I'd like to share for Illustration Friday's theme this week.

Years ago at bed time, my son would give me 5-10 different topics out of the blue to make up a story about. I would pick just one, and rack my brain for the most creative story I could. A great creative exercise. Unfortunately, it was right before bed, and many of my stories were just boring enough to get him to go to sleep. Fortunately, this one about a raindrop inspired me, and I just had to write it down. For years I sketched up what "Drip" might look like, and was never satisfied... until this weekend. He's so darn simple, but was so hard to get down. He may change again before I finish putting the book together, but this is what he looks like today.

This one was done... holy cow... 6 years ago for a magazine cover. I've posted it before, but it fit well with this theme as well.