Saturday, November 9, 2013

"Energy" for Illustration Friday

Hello all!  So, this week's challenge for I.F. is "energy," and as it takes energy to make music and to dance, I am submitting the little "card-toon" card below.


It's a Dia De Los Muertos card, where two skeleton boys are enjoying making music while they dance (and their perrito wants to join in too).  Dia De Los Muertos is a beautiful holiday, and the "energy" of the holiday is all about celebrating and commemorating people who have passed.  So, I'm submitting this card for the challenge since the theme of "energy" applies all around.

And now, time for some links and other photos!

Here is the link to do Illustration Friday, and to submit your piece between now and next Friday (when they'll change from the theme of "Energy" to another one): http://illustrationfriday.com/

Also: This card and other "Dia De Los Muertos" themed cards are carried at the Quetzal Boutique, a beautiful store in East Los Angeles.  They carry a lot of work created by Chicano Artists, Artists from Mexico, and Artists from Central and South America.  I am honored to have gotten to make some cards for their boutique, which also carries clothing, jewelry, and accessories.  Their Facebook page has lots more info, so please click on that below:


Can't believe Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos were a full week ago.  In any event, I am running off, and will be in a fun event tonight!  It's one I've vended at previously, but instead I'm going to do live art tonight.  Never done it before officially (have done it a few times for fun just to have something to do), but I'm looking forward to it. 

If you're in Anaheim, check out the ACE (Art Crawl Experience), Downtown by the Promenade.  Info here:

Photo map here:

Thanks for reading, and Happy Saturday!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

"Secret," for Illustration Friday


So, I am bummed to be missing L.A.'s amazing Convention, "Comickaze."  I hope to exhibit there one day in the future, and I was looking forward to going and seeing some friend exhibitors there today.  However, deadlines and life (as well as Mercury in Retrograde) have had other plans for me, so I am working on an article for a deadline, and a poster project.  Plus, I am tabling at LBCC in just under a month, so, it's time to start cranking out work for that as well.

But since my blogging has fallen off a bit lately, here's a new post.  I'm submitting to the "Secret" theme for this week's "Illustration Friday."  This mini-painting is called "Strawberry-Cinnamon Donut Time."  I've also begun to do more fanart for fun and for conventions, so, here is one combining "Adventuretime" and "Strawberry Shortcake."

In this one, Strawberry Shortcake and Peppermint Butler are sharing a silly "secret," and a donut.  However, Cinnamon Bun cannot hear their conversation, assumes the worst, and that he is not long for this world.  Poor Cinnamon Bun!

My website will soon have a new Fanart section up.  Until then, I'll post the link to my new "like" page on Facebook, and the link for anyone else to submit to I.F.

Art Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/drawdvl

The I.F. Page, to post between now and Next Friday for the "Secret" theme: http://illustrationfriday.com/

Thanks for reading, and Happy Sunday!