I may be ramping up the art and trying to find my way as an illustrator, but my number one job is still the kids and family. And job number one got in the way of job number two these past two weeks. Sick kids, sick husband, and building fairy wings take time guys! What? Building fairy wings isn't a priority to you?
What an empty life you must lead.
As busy as we have been I'm proud of how much I DID get done with drawing. I still did a sticky note for every day my daughter actually made it to school and did a pregnancy announcement for a dear friend of which I'm darn proud. So, here you go:
This illustration was inspired by taking my son to the zoo. I put a bird on top of the post but really it was JUST THE POST that he was excited about and we were in front of the lions, not a rare rainbow unicorn giraffe. Still, very real. I did a scan of this drawing and it completely ruined the details. I'm hoping to get a photo taken of it eventually or figure out how to change settings on my scanner (I suspect the scanner is crap).
Pregnancy announcement! I hand drew it and then colored it digitally, which seemed to work out okay. I had to do it this way because I didn't have the right color markers to get the colors right and they mattered in order to get the costumes correct. I still think that it looks too digital but I imagine that that is because I don't have a clue what I'm doing.
This little dancing bird makes me so happy. I don't dance in real life and so drawing is how I dance. I did this in order to practice movement and character development and it was truly a lot of fun.
My daughter was home sick and watching my every move as I drew on the day that I drew this. She asked me a zillion questions about every. single. line. I'm someone who needs quiet while I work and I almost lost my mind! Even though I was only able to get one small drawing done during that drawing session I felt quite proud to get anything successful done. Plus, I sort of love this drawing and am considering expanding on it further.
My last drawing of the two weeks were these little self portrait sketches. I was working on a larger project during this time but wanted to get in some quick expression practice.
I'm excited for what this next week and to share with you all what my experiments bring! What do you think? Do you have any favorites from this post? Anything you would like to see me expand upon? Comment here!
Hi! I'm Elisabeth McCamish! I'm an artist and illustrator. I take most of my inspiration from my family, my garden, and any passing whimsy. I do a weekly roundup of what I'm working on here. For daily updates check me out on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Enjoy!