Illustration Friday – Creature

monsterfriendThis is a piece from sometime last year.  Its another thrift store detournement piece.  When I pulled this off my wall this morning, I totally forgot that I treated it with a layer of modge podge to try and unify my painting with the original.  It kind of worked.  I might try this again on my cobra commander  blue boy painting I finished this summer.  Happy Halloween, everybody!

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Illustration Friday : Together

togetherHere is my submission to Illustration Friday.  It’s the underpainting and I wanted to do more but the week caught up to me.  This is my fantasy.  My two girls in harmony of spirit and song.  Maybe someday.  le sigh.

Illustration Friday: Hidden

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AKA Garden of the Gods and Cats.

I’ve been working on this on an off for a few weeks but decided to submit it to illustration friday.  This week’s word is hidden so I thought this was appropriate.  One of the things I really like to do is go garage sale-ing for cheap prints that people don’t want anymore (for instance, this colored picture of Garden of the Gods cost me $1 with a wonderful gold frame) and then paint something into them.  After I made a few of these, I learned that some artists call this detournement.  I just like making them.

Aviator Bees

bee1 bee2readMy wife is a school teacher, a blogger, and a seller on Teachers Pay Teachers and so we have been working together on building up different products to use in all these places.  One of the things we try and avoid is using clipart so in turn that means that I have to come up with our own images.  One of her powerpoint presentations called for bees involved in reading and writing so I decided to try and see what I could come up with using Illustrator.  The results are so much better than I imagined!