Friday, April 13, 2007

Lunchtime Doodle

Today I was listening to music from "Wicked" during lunch and doodled this. Good music is so overwhelming - I wish I could capture that emotion in my doodles. I try.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Green...ish (part 2)

with a little retouching in photoshop. Still not quite finished...


This is a work-in-progress painting I've been working on for a couple of weeks. I have been reading James Michener's "Hawaii" and have gotten really interested in island culture. This particular painting is inspired by an early 90's musical called "Once on this Island" about a peasant girl who falls in love with a boy of high class. Its a really fun show with a lot of great music. I plan on doing more paintings inspired by island culture soon.

Anyway, since Illustration Friday's topic this week is "Green", I thought this might fit. It would work a lot better if the topic was "Greenish-Blue", but you can't win them all.

Also, does anyone know how to replace a thumbnail on IF? I was a moron and uploaded a low quality version that looks all soupy and yucky and now I'm stuck with it.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

scribble doodle

Just trying my hand at some scribble drawings. I have found that this is a good way to stay loose and open to new shapes and compositions. These are just a few that I have done recently - I will post some more sketchbook things soon.

Over the weekend I saw "Meet the Robinsons". I was pleasantly suprised at times and very disappointed at others. Honestly, I came out of the theater not knowing exactly how to feel because I wasn't exactly sure of what I had just seen. I guess my feelings are best expressed in the words of my 4-year old cousin who also saw the movie this weekend. In the middle of the film, he turned to his grandma and asked "Why they make this movie, Grandma?".

I think that about sums it up.