Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Empty House

i imagine the air in there
is dense as sand and stale
from the lack of warm flesh.
it hangs there, lonely as i am, waiting

i look in. it's all i can do.
the porch creeks below
my swaying body.

the empty house has old soundwaves,
ones that had breath.
they slowly move inside my ribcage.
bounce back and forth until they
fall with dull thuds and extinguish.

the ache to go inside
is so palpable
it constricts my throat
it swells my tongue.
it is now time to
block it out
to move from the door.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Mucha-inspired pen and ink

Here's a pen and ink i'm working on - i'll colorize it in photoshop and also hand paint with watercolor - this was scanned in before adding color... looking at a lot of art by Mucha right now...

just added watercolor...

Saturday, December 27, 2008

IF: Clandestine

Only she knew the bird was not really a bird.

Illustration Friday's word of the week - Clandestine

the original done in watercolor...

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Drawings in Moleskine - Angels and Angles

trying to draw a little more just to draw...for no other reason other than to practice more...
did this last night in church on Christmas Eve - yes i should have been singing and praying but that's not my thing...i do those things in my head...

this is Cate Blanchett quickly drawn - i think the angles on her face are really fabulous (her actual face - not my drawing of it) - i like exaggerated line and i see that a lot in her face - i will try the new twilight guy next maybe because there are some serious angles there...

Friday, December 12, 2008

New Stuff - and beautiful skies

made this - ink and watercolor - don't know what to call it though - i'm running out of tree/egg/poppy names....

also both of these skies happened this week at my house...aren't they lovely?
one in the back yard in the morning

and one in the front yard in the evening...

Friday, December 05, 2008

Illustration Friday - Similar

Illustration Friday's theme this week is "Similar" - my two daughters are very similar. also very different.
This was first drawn in ink on paper, then scanned and painted in photoshop.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Illustration Friday - Balloon

The theme for IF this week is balloon - this quick sketch is called "One small gesture can change someone's life - just ask the dog"

It's been a while since i've done IF and i did it this week along with my 11-year-old daughter - she will also have a link to her illustration and i'll get that up as soon as i can...