Saturday, March 21, 2009

Kids in costumes

"Can I be a Peacock?"

There is just something about kids in costumes that I love. They become different characters,..or creatures might be the right word for it, some sweet, funny and odd little creatures. When I used to work with kids (seems like a long time ago), I often did their face painting for events. I enjoyed doing it, but it was often a challenge to say the least! "Can you paint me as an alligator / otter / guinea pig / penguin ?!

"Can I be an Octopus?"

"Can I be a Kangaroo?"

"Can I be a Lion?"

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Looking out the window

Recently I was asked if this illustration of mine could be used as an inspiration for a blog for writers and poets. I agreed, curious of what would be written about my image. So on March 12th my illustration was posted and I have to say I was in awe of some of what was written. Usually I´m inspired by words when I create my illustrations, so it was a fun to see words added to my illustration. This is the blog:

Here is some what was posted:

Looking out the window
I ponder as I gaze
and wonder what the world will be like
when my children are my age
will we have made a change
will we be at peace
or will we just keep doing wrong
will the war never cease
looking out my window
upon the world I gaze
i hope that there will be peace
i hope that there will be change

by Vanessa Brantley-Newton


Yes i know i am young
but i have worries too

i have
manners to learn
lessons to read

i have to
control the anger
mind the tongue
learn a dance
sing a song

respect the teaching elders
love those teasing friends

forgive the younger brother
offer respects to the older

and when there is so much to do
i can not leave my worries aside

but atleast in these learning times
this couch and the window are here by my side...

by Sudharm Baxi

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Guiding Light after school.

This young girl appeared on my sketchbook the other night while I was watching TV. I sometimes wonder where these people come from, these characters that somehow force their way through my pencil without asking. Guess my subconscious knows this girl oh too well though...

New kid on the block

Poor thing, first day of school can be so intimidating.
This is the final drawing of the school scene from my final project. Definitely not a quality scan in but works for the next stage. I am going to enlarge it and attach it on a panel and then paint.