Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Little Critters For "Creative Tuesdays!"

Hey All!

Been away at San Diego Comic Con, son forgive this quick and short and phone post from me.

My little critter is a monotreme! An Australian animal, like a platypus, but not. More hedgehog and anteater looking if anything. Anyway, my dude is doing Yoga. And hasn't gone in a while, so, it's hard :-p

Please check out everybody's work online! I will comment when I get on the computer.

To sign up before midnight tonight Pacific time, please go to Mister Toast's Blog at:

http://creativetuesdays.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/where-will-this-new-theme-take-you-due.html?m=1

Hope you're all well!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

"Little Twitters" for Creative Tuesdays


Here I am with Australian Creatures, again!  I have been swamped with projects/working on a personal project with a little Echidna (an Australian animal that looks like a Hedgehog Anteater), and so while I did not get the chance to break out my Prismacolors and sketch a bird from down under, I made a digital illustration using components of a watercolor and gouache illustration I'd done of a Kookaburra, a "little Twitter" from Oz who is a type of Kingfisher :-)

Since I digitally mirrored the original drawing of the bird, it ended up looking like two birds together.  Playing around with color made it ultimately look like a crest, so, I gave it the word "The Kookaburra Kingfishers."  Perhaps it's a family crest, for these little birds :-D  When I get back to drawing, perhaps I'll have my Echidna meet one of these, or a Cassowary, or another winged Aussie Animal.

Okay, so, I barely got this in!  Everyone interested in reading or posting for this avian theme of "Little Twitters," please sign up at Michael slash Mister Toast's blog at:

www.creativetuesdays.blogspot.co.uk

Have a great week!  Love what I've seen so far, can't wait to see everyone's work when I pop over to all of your blogs (-:

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Aqua For Creative Tuesdays --!!

Aqua For Creative Tuedays! Design wise, I was really inspired by the Cat Inspo Image Mr. Toast initially posted for this theme.

My watercolor and gouache piece has an Aqua Koala (Aqoala?), near water (also aqua), and an Aqua sky and clouds. There are a few cacti, just because I'm getting into, desert plants. Otherwise, this piece is mostly Aqua themed literally with water, and hue wise. Actually, I think my Aqoala looks slightly extraterrestrial-y. From Planet Marsupial!

Lastly, the piece has pops of magenta and a pink ground, as with this art also I wanted to give the aqua hues the chae to pop out against some complementing colors.

So, if you want to draw this Aqua theme, submit to C.T. by today Tuesday June 16th!

Sign up at Michael slash Mister Toast's blog at:

www.creativetuesdays.blogspot.co.uk

Happy Creating!

P.S. I hope I formatted this correctly as I am still not using a computer and I'm using my phone. When I'm back online, I will comment on both everybody's Orange and Aqua themed work!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Orange for Creative Tuesdays!

Above is my submission for this week's theme of orange. I more or less went with the use of orange as a color, although there is a tiny orange in part of this illustration, which was done in Prismacolor Color Pencils.

Pomeranians have orange fur, hence my doing a Pomeranian for this illustration challenge. In truth this illustration is inspired by my Pomeranian, who just passed away. She was not mine initially but mine through osmosis, and I consider my first dog. She had a very long happy life (fourteen human years), and she was very loved, she was very fluffy and sweet and silly, and sometimes, a huge princess. I love my other pets dearly but still miss this little lady very much.

Anyway, something she loved more than anything in the world was to eat. She liked to be cute, and then sometimes bratty, and either way bark and ultimately command treats. In this piece, she is dreaming of an orange, as well as an orange colored bone, piece of cheese, and chocolate chip cookie. She never did get chocolate chip cookies in life since its so bad for dogs, but luckily the cartoon immortal version of her can eat what she wants.

Lastly, this Prismacolor color pencil piece shows her sitting on an orange and blue rug, as I wanted to give orange the chance to pop against its complementary color.

So, if you want to I draw an orange or draw with orange the color, submit to C.T. by Tuesday June 2nd!

Sign up at Michael slash Mister Toast's blog at:

www.creativetuesdays.blogspot.co.uk

Happy Creating!

P.S. I hope I formatted this correctly although I am not using a computer and I'm using my phone as I am out of town visiting family. I also think and hope that the link went live from Mr Toast's blog, but if not, please copy and paste it into your browser so you can check it out!


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Fairy Tale Tree, for C.T.!

So, I began this as a Fairy-Tale Birthday style tree (one that bloomed balloons), and I was drawing it at work Saturday on a break, and then my co-worker and good friend asked me to turn it into a full-blown Birthday Card.  Yay, on the spot commission!



So, this is a Magical Koala-Ty Koala-Tree!  Oh, me and my insane Marsupial puns.  Anyway, the card was ultimately for my friend's friend with a two year old Baby, hence, the Koala Momma and Baby.

I think a tree that bloomed things, in addition to flowers, would be magical.  A tree of teddy bears, a tree of hearts, etc.  That's how I got the idea for a tree of Balloons, and, I'm glad it was well received enough to turn into a full greeting card and to get a new home ^_^  I did it with ink and watercolor.

This challenge for Creative Tuesdays was brought to you by Michael/Mister Toast, who is awesome, and runs this collective!  Check out his blog below:
http://creativetuesdays.blogspot.co.uk/

And please, check out the entries for this week, and post yourself if you like, by going to the link:
http://creativetuesdays.blogspot.com/2015/05/can-you-guess-new-theme-due-may-19th.html

Thanks for reading!  Have a High Koala-Ty Day.  Or Koala-Tea, if you like that better than Coffee ^_^

Monday, May 4, 2015

"Wet" for Creative Tuesdays


Above is my submission for "C.T." and the theme of "Wet." Recently, I've gotten really into succulents, cacti, and desert plants.  Lucky for them, many of those plants are largely drought tolerant. However, many other normal plants are not, presenting huge problems where I live (in L.A.).

So, I did this cute, although sad, Kawaii cartoon of a little Cacti trying to help his Flower friend to drink up, stay wet, and keep hydrated in the drought.  It's an ink and Prismacolor Colored Pencil sketch in my Moleskine notebook.

I figured there isn't too much wet in this cartoon, but, unfortunately that's a bit of the case in general in California right now :-\ Less water showed more, in the case of the illustration on this situation.

I'm looking forward to seeing other peoples' interpretations of this theme!  Rainboots, the ocean, and storms come to mind :-D  People interested in submitting to the Creative Tuesdays collective can do so by/on May 5th at latest.  Below is the link to the description of this challenge:

http://creativetuesdays.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/new-theme-announced-due-may-5th.html

And below that, the overall blog link run by the Organizer Mister Toast, who will post on May 5th the link to link to your blog entry:

http://creativetuesdays.blogspot.co.uk/

Thanks as always to everyone in this collective!  Looking forward to seeing everyone's art ^_^

Love,

Donna

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Happiness for Creative Tuesday: Bright Colors and Kawaii Fashion


So, this theme for "Creative Tuesdays" is happiness.  And not necessarily long-term happiness, but, things that make one happy in the moment.  

Bright colors make me happy, both looking at them and painting or drawing with them, and so my submission for C.T. is one I've worked on for a class I'm taking, because making this picture has been something that makes me happy.  Plus, the imagery in it is connected to things I find cute/like to look at, which create a fleeting moment of happiness and a smile, even though it may not be as profound as something like meditating.   I also like working with mixed-media, and it made me happy to do that for this piece (using Prismacolor, watercolor, gouache, and acrylic).

Plus, looking at the prints and designs in Japanese pop culture fashion (called Lolita fashion) is something that I find fun, even if not a huge happiness in the zen, overall life and meaning sense.  So, another part of this happy picture I've created has to do with being lighthearted, and fun.

So, looking at Anime Images/Fashion/Bright Colors are what makes me happy, for this theme.  And creating them, too-- and it's more about it being a fun art piece, than necessarily one which illustrates something serious.

This is going to be cut up and turned into a handmade book, which can then be taken apart to form this poster image on this side.  Should be interesting to see if it works.

(Also, Koalas and Puns, especially this one of "Koala-Tea" that I use all the time make me happy, but that I found too big of a happiness for the small moment/temporary themed happiness of this challenge-- and marsupials/Australian animals in general-- the things in this image that aren't Koalas are Bilbies, which are endangered, and a sort of combination of a Rabbit and Bandicoot).

And now, it's time for links!  If you want to see everyone's entries for "Happy," head on over to Mister Toast's Blog!  He's the great guy behind this very fun collective:


Take care, and hope everyone has a happy week.,