Monday, October 15, 2007

"Leafy Bug" Sketch

I figured I'd try to do an in progress step by step thing. This will hopefully motivate me to get some work done on this in time to post before Illustration Friday puts up a new topic. The topic this week is Extremes. My boys were extremely excited to find this extremely interesting bug in our back yard. It's a "leafy bug" and is their favorite bug now thanks to its extremely clever camouflage. So here's the sketch and hopefully tomorrow we will have the next step.

16 OCT 07
"Leafy Bug" Value Study

I don't always do this step but for this one I did. I like to determine the values and see if my composition is working. I think it's headed in the right direction so tomorrow I will paint over with color- Hopefully we'll have a finished piece tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

IF: Open

This is just my 3 year old Jake opening wide for a sip from the hose. He's a good kid, we tried several times before I got the right shot. He got a kick out of it though.

Edit 5-20-2011-   Jake is now almost 7.  I used this for an Illustration Friday post a few years ago but thought it fit nicely with this week's topic.  I mean what three year old can drink out of the hose without getting soaked?