Thursday, September 22, 2011

mesmerizing

 
The moment I saw the Illustration Friday word "mesmerizing", I thought of two gigantic eyes. . which then led to owls. . which then led to the traditional practice of hypnotizing patients.  That's just the way my mind works ;).

I apologize for my long absence from this blog.  I came back from Boston/Ireland and then jumped directly into catching up with my picture book illustrations.  Thus, this week's IF is a little rough but in return, I give you a sketch I made during my travels:

It's of a traditional thatched roof cottage that was built in the 1800's by a poet in Adare, Ireland.   How charming would it be to live there?  The trip was fabulous by the way. . great time to catch up with old friends and get inspiration for a new show I want to do with Tea's the Season next year.

For now, I'm just glad to be back into the swing of things and I'm looking forward to spending more time on next week's post!

11 comments:

  1. OOOOO! I love your style, Mr. owl is so cute. XD

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  2. Thanks Claudia! It's good warm up for digital painting. . been away from the Wacom for a few weeks lol :)

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  3. Cute owl and your sketch of the cottage is amazing!

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  4. I like the owl; his eyes are great and you used such good colors and textures. And the sketchbook drawing is lovely!

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  5. beautiful...the colors are wonderful!

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  6. Love the giant eyes. Exactly how an owl should be

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  7. I thought I couldn’d stand any more spirals-in-eyes, but i love your owl picture!

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  8. Thanks everyone! I'm glad you like the illustration. . been on an animal kick for a while now ;)

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  9. what a great owl....what is he being hypnotized to do?

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  10. haha! As a writer I knew you'd ask that Cynthia ;) I'm guessing he's hypnotized to reveal all his flying secrets . .and the whereabouts if the rare Triple Horned Owl lol

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  11. I'm a fan of the textured brush. I like this one especially!

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