Friday, April 5, 2013

Illustration Friday: Urban


















An old Blown Covers submission (for Easter) that seemed to fit with this week's IF topic (Urban). Hope you'll pardon the fact that I'm recycling older material, but it's in keeping with a fun project I've been involved with lately for Earth Day. See more at EarthDayCarol.org or look for the FREE Earth Day Carol app on any of the various app stores. Please feel free to share the links or app information with anyone who might be interested in finding some fun and educational Earth Day resources. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

IF: Tree / Blown Covers: Autumn


















It has been a while since I've posted to Illustration Friday ... this is a submission made to the Blown Covers contest for their "Autumn" contest from a couple months back. Thought it fit with this week's IF "Tree" theme.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Blown Covers Submission: "Global Warming" (Runner Up #2)


















My latest entry to the Blown Covers contest. This month's theme was "Global Warming". I was very pleasantly surprised that it was chosen as Runner Up #2 ... thought for sure it wasn't going to get noticed, especially given the number of awesome entries on this topic --- both visually and conceptually. Chris Greco kept working on this theme after the submission deadline and posted some subsequent stunning ideas on his blog ... check them out here. As always, many thanks to Fran├žoise & Nadja for keeping this contest alive ... not to mention the much appreciated "nod"!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Blown Covers Submission: "Cats & Dogs"


















My entry for this week's theme: Cats & Dogs. I was happy with this one, especially since the idea didn't hit me until the evening before the deadline. I may rework this as a more finalized piece if I get the chance.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Blown Covers Submission: Graduation


















This week's Blown Covers theme was "Graduation". I titled this piece "Indebted-nest Egg" ... sort of a reverse nest-egg, if you will, since most graduates these days are sitting on a pile of debt by the time they get their diplomas. This one got mentioned in the Runners-Up category. Always nice to be noticed, even though I didn't quite agree with Fran├žoise's comments this time. I had a fun time trying out a different style and process with this one.

Blown Covers Submissions: Mother's Day

"Designer Baby"

"Prolific Strain"

"The Demotion"



















































A few submissions to the Blown Covers weekly contest from last month. The week's theme was "Mother's Day". These didn't seem to get much of a reaction, but I had fun with them - as always!

Friday, April 13, 2012

2 for 1: Illustration Friday (Puzzled) and Blown Covers Submission (Love in the Big City)


















The kid's expression seemed "puzzled" enough for me to use this as a good excuse to post to Illustration Friday this week. The image was originally created as a submission for this week's Blown Covers theme: "Love in the Big City". I titled this piece "Questionable Taste".
It's not that I'm against Public Displays of Affection ... but now that I have a kid of my own, I'd appreciate it if couples could keep their PDA's in the PG category ... at least until after I've had "the talk" with my boy in five or six years.