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Illustration Friday—Yield

March 14, 2012

It happens every year,” exclaimed Zorra Zebra. “We watch Zoe ‘yield’ to that gosh darn giraffe Joey. He convinces her stripes are out, dots are in, then shamelessly proceeds to unravel her and applique his vision of perfection on her butt. It’s sabotage! She loses her identity and it always takes us weeks to weave her back into the herd.”

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Illustration Friday—Popularity

February 13, 2012

Otis, the loyal, hard-working oxpecker screeched into Riggly rhino’s ear, “Oh, please, stop flattering yourself. We’re all here for dinner, not a “popularity” contest!”

And a huge thanks goes out to Jen for making my day!  You rock! And all, check out her amazing talent on her most fun, humorous blog From Jen’s Pen.

D is for Dumbo

December 23, 2011

I’m hoping to put pencil to paper today and get back into a bit of the urgent habit of posting, but in the meantime, I’m adding one more from class. It’s similar to yesterday’s post: Make an illustration with type, but this time it’s not limited to one letter or typefaces… It’s an ol’ favorite story — a baby elephant, a loyal mouse and an angry mama — It’s Dumbo.

D is for Elephant

December 22, 2011

It’s been forever! Yikes, almost forgot how to post. I took a great typography course this fall—loved the class especially everyone from fellow students to the professor—but it was time consuming and I didn’t have much time to draw. This   elephant was a preliminary sketch for an assignment: illustrate something using one letter in one typeface. I chose “D” and, of course, the heffalump (sans woozle).

Ferocious III

October 6, 2011

The last one in the “Ferocious” series.

This one-eye-open-crazed zebra was the most fun to paint of the three. The other two “ferociouses” were gentle and calm, this one, not so much. I think I like his teeth best…glowing yellow on this scan, but big, and ready to chomp off an enormous chunk from any lurking kitty cats.

Mysterious I (Ferocious Series II)

October 5, 2011

Color version of “Mysterious I”

Sorry for the empty blog these days. Really busy and not creating what I love. But stay tuned, stuff’s a brewin’ and hopefully I can get something on paper soon.

IF’s topic this week: “Hibernate” …. hmmm, not sure what I’ll do.

Illustration Friday—Ferocious

September 28, 2011

Ferocious? Ok, a curious zebra might be a stretch, but what you don’t see here is what happens in the next few seconds… Think approaching lion, zebra turns to run, but wait… Boom! It’s a hoof to the head for the lion or a bite on the butt for the zebra. My money’s on the “ferocious” zebras.