Monthly Archives: January 2009

IF: Pale

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Call me crazy, but when I saw the theme for Illustration Friday was “Pale” all I could think of was my favorite musical “Sweeney Todd”. There are a lot of pale-looking folks in that movie.(Especially those who visit Mr. Todd for a shave!) I really enjoyed working on this one, it gave me a good excuse to watch the DVD again while I was drawing (LOVE IT). Plus, it’s fun to do something a bit different than my usual dogs and children. How ’bout a shave, my friend?

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IF: Contain

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Here’s a little jack-in-the-box contained in a fancy box. You never know how a child is going to react to something like this. This girl is happy, but clowns jumping out of a box is never a good thing, in my book. I don’t think I would want to stick around to see him jump out more than once!! Even happy clowns creep me out. How about you?

IF: Resolve

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I know this sounds like a repeat of the last post, but this year I resolve to live a life of gratitude. There’s so much to appreciate in this world. I tend to be a pretty positive person, but sometimes I forget to take a moment to be truly grateful for everything in my life. Instead of grumbling about the rain, the girl in this illustration sees the rain as a glorious celebration of nature (and a great chance to splash around wearing her new wellies). If everyone would resolve to have an attitude of gratitude, then the world would be even more amazing than it already is. Think of all you have to be grateful for! (Here’s a few off the top of my head: your eyesight for being able to see this post, an ability to actually read this post, and your body for getting you in front of your computer in the first place. Good health is always something to be grateful for!) It’s pretty easy to think about all that you should be grateful for, and if there is a challenge in your life an attitude of gratitude could make all the difference!

Illustration from the coloring book: “Don’t You Wonder About This World?” Warner Press, 2008 (which I am also very grateful for!!)