Thursday, March 29, 2012

A large coffee at the Library

I have a few pieces in the Children's Book Illustrators Guild (CBIG) Exhibit at Penn Lake Library. One of the pieces is a new paper cut based o a previous design.

March 1st, 2012 to April 30, 2012
Penn Lake Library
8800 Penn Ave South
Bloomington, MN 55431

Monday, March 26, 2012

Hungry Hungry Games

Most people I know have either read the books or watched the movie Hunger Games. I have done neither, I did used to like the game that started the whole idea though. They were some Hungry, Hungry Hippos!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

"Come on in, the swamp is lovely"

Testing out a couple of paint styles with a paint sketch on canvas. Down in the Swamp, it's awesome being green.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Two birds with one shark!

I haven't done anything for Illustration Friday for a while due to other commitments and deadlines but I was commissioned to do a piece which involved a couple of animals, one being a shark. This is a rough draft of a shark I painted to test a colour scheme. The client asked that it be wearing shades...Illustration Friday's topic this week? - SHADES.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Wedding Stuff

I've been working on a few commission pieces lately (or some other excuse for not updating anything here) one of which was for a friend back in England. My friend is attending a wedding where the bride and groom are to be wed under an arch decorated with cloth messages from the guests. I was sent a couple of photos and came up with this picture to be printed on the cloth from her:
Since I haven't updated in a while here are a few other wedding related things from the past year or so......

The wedding topper from my own wedding cake in 2010.

Another for a friend's wedding complete with cat (who couldn't make the actual wedding).

The following were a few decorations I did for the amazingly talented artist and bride Kirsten Sevig. Kristen designed a flock of birds who were scatted around the wedding as if attending a birdie version of the wedding itself. There were even a little bird bride and groom in similar attire to their human counterparts. I only painted about a dozen of the paper-mache birds but tried to give them all different personalities and styles. Swanky silver tux. A Robin robin. Burly Tattoo bird.