Illustration Friday: Change

Well, I would have liked to do a new piece this week, but I have a deadline to deal with. So, here is a very recent picture of a cat who is changing out of his pajamas into his “day clothes.”

There are lots of clothes on the floor because, well…sometimes you have to look at ALL of the clothes to know which thing you’re gonna wear. At least that’s how it goes at my house!

This piece is a pencil sketch with black and white digital tone added- it’s part of a new dummy I’m working on, when I can.

Illustration Friday: Farm

This week’s theme was “farm,” which immediately triggered this scene for me. Here are my brother and I, circa 1974, playing with our beloved Fisher Price Farm set. Talk about good toys…check out the articulated cow and horse, and the little sliding doors where the chickens live! The best part of this set was that when you opened the doors, it mooed. I still have all the pieces, and my own kids found it just as fun to play with. They don’t make ’em like they used to- more toys should have open-ended playing possibilities like these! Anyhow- toy tangent aside, this piece is done in my usual real-sketch style, then scanned and colored in Photoshop, with real fabrics added in. Please note the 70’s vibe in the colors and patterns- what a great decade!

Illustration Friday: Safe

This is the first time for me to participate in Illustration Friday.

The theme is “safe,” which is why this bunny is wrapped up in his security blanket. It’s inspired by true events, and a certain daughter of mine who is addicted to her crib blanket.

The only thing better than being wrapped up in your cozy blanket is if you also have your favorite plush dog in there with you.

Trust me on this one.