Monday, October 20, 2014

"Found Object" for "Creative Tuesdays"

I've had a lot of fun doing this one!  My found object was one I get a lot of use out of (an eraser).  At first I was blocked on what to do, but then I realized I could use an actual block for my submission for this theme.  Observe, below:



As I've been getting into Yoga into the past couple of months, I though it would be fun to do a Yoga illustration, and incorporate the eraser as a Yoga Block!  As you can see, my trusty muse Fuzzles the Koala is the Yogi in this picture, smiling, stretching, and wearing some Yoga-Friendly Threads.  

I've kept this picture all in black and white, in honor of #Inktober.  I used an XS tip Fabercastell Cartooning pen, and also a Japanese Brush Pen.  It's beginning to fray a bit, actually, which gave it some cool effects for the shadows and the fur of the Koala.

And finally, for some links!

Here's the link to the overall Creative Tuesdays Blog:


Here's the link to submit to "Found Object," for this week's challenge.  You have until tomorrow, Tuesday October 21st, so there's still a bit of time!


And lastly, I'll be posting this to Instagram later, and will include my link for any C.T. people I'm not already connected with on that site, to get connected with in the future:


Thanks for reading, and hope everyone is super well!

:-), Donna

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

"Pie" for Creative Tuesdays

As I posted via Instagram for those of you guys on that site as well, My entry includes Pie (Sweet), Pi (Mathematical), and Pie (Pizza, given that as one who dwells originally from New York, we often refer to Pizza as "Pie").  Here it is below:



I also chose to keep my cartoon sketch black and white because it's October, and online there's a thing going on called "Inktober."  Mister Toast is doing it too; yay for #inktober!  :-D  

It's a challenge to try and do a drawing every day in October, but the caveat is that the drawing has to include ink!  So, I used gray (or light black, as the packaging says) and black ink to draw my Raccoon.  I also drew it in a sketchbook I found and didn't realize I still had, which has textured, natural paper, which you might be able to see some of the texture of from the above photo.

I think he is a Math teacher, and perhaps amateur chef (who forgot to take off his hat upon entering his classroom).  Regardless, he happily brought some pie in for his students to try, while wearing a mathematically appropriate shirt for the occasion, and drawing about "Pie" and "Pi" on his blackboard.  While, secretly dreaming of Pizza.  It would be appropriate that this Raccoon was from New York, as they are critters who have overrun the suburban areas of NYC.  I've mentioned on the blog before, probably, about my dealings with these cute, but unfortunately destructive if they get into your attic, little (or sadly usually thirty to fifty pounds; not that little) guys.  I try and make cartoons and art about them as an homage/peace offering/incentive for them to do their thing in the forest, and not my house.

In any case, I loved looking at everyone's work!  I'm going to include a few links below.

If you are like me and getting this in late, below is the link to submit to this week's challenge for "Creative Tuesdays," of "Pies!"  Mister Toast has a fabulous illustration of a cute little boy carrying a ginormous, sky-high pile of yummy looking pies.

Here's the link to Creative Tuesday's Overall Blog, run by the fabulous Mister Toast, and posted to by a variety of really cool people and artists:

If any of you guys are interested in seeing the similar (but shorter) post/write up of this piece on my Instagram, that link is below:

And for anyone who is also on Instagram, I'd love to follow you/be C.T. buddies!  Link below.

Thanks guys!  Grateful for the inspirational themes, awesome people, and fun challenges of Creative Tuesdays, as always.