Tag: art

Wordless Wednesday and then some

It has been raining here–a lot.  Took these shots over at my mom’s place of my dad’s pond.  This is my childhood place. *End Wordless Wednesday*

Things are suddenly crazy busy.  I finished moving the big web site over to the new server and suddenly have tons of art projects, all vying for my immediate attention.

  • Working on a picture book with hubby.  It may go no where but regardless it is a fun project and since my husband is a wonderful word-smith, it is as funny as heck.  We are having a great time and this is shaping up to be a very cute and funny book.
  • Working on illustrations for another writer who sent me a cute story.  Don’t know if anything will come of it but it is a fun project as well.
  • Working on the art classes, still have several more to write plus interacting with all the great kids, and adults, who are involved.
  • Have a commission to do–got it in the email last night.  Need to get printer up and running so I can print out the image so I can get started.  It is a beautiful photo and I can’t wait to work from it.
  • Came up with another story idea for hubby to work on last night–based very loosely on an illustration he had me do for a mini-comic he is posting (probably not safe for kids–his site is a geek site about games and whatnot and I would consider most of his writing PG.)
  • Have some more website work I REALLY need to do, several need designed, another needs information added, another needs some basic maintenance.
  • Need to produce some children’s art that is sell-able (hubby says not to sell the bunnies) for a children’s art gallery/sales site that has shown interest in my work.
  • The kids?  Oh yeah them.  They are happily keeping busy playing outside, reading TONS of books (got 20 out of the library yesterday and Rachel has already gone through 4 of them), playing Wii, playing board games.
  • Finally, I have moved over to Imagekind from Zazzle (Zazzle didn’t play nice with my Ubuntu with Firefox 3 and when I emailed them they told me to install IE7–um, no.  They didn’t even bother to read that I CAN’t–not theat I would if I could.  Ick.)  I am THRILLED with ImageKind.  It is an art print site instead of a product site.  I am really enjoying it all around and have had no trouble with any part iof it.  If you do photography or art and are interested in having prints available to customers I would definitely recommend them–Danielle, this means you.

Buy my art at ImageKind.com.

Illustration Friday : Wide


A test run for a possible illustration later on.  This is much wider and more filled in than anything I have done up until now (unless you count the unicorn in a field of flowers that I did for a contest when I was in 4th grade and which got passed over for a prize because another kids mother was the judge of the contest and she picked HER child’s art.  Stupid art contest. ;P)  This isn’t exactly what I am going for but it gave me an idea of what I could accomplish if I went this direction.

More IF’s at Illustration Friday.

Coming Soon: Art Class

My kids are helping me prepare a series of art lessons for kids.  Instead of telling you how to draw a specific person or thing (like so many drawing books do) we are going to show you how to learn to draw anyone.

If you want to join in (adults are welcome as well as their children) you are going to need a decent sketch or drawing pad with plenty of paper–it can be slightly used but needs lots of fresh sheets.  You will also need a pencil with an eraser (I prefer a mechanical pencil to drawing pencils.)  Then, check in each Thursday to post a link to your version of the assignment and to check out the next week’s assignment.

The lessons will be posted each Thursday on my art blog: Elasah.com.  (Don’t worry, I will let you know when I post them here as well.)  My kids are looking forward to making some new friends and having others working along side them.:)

BTW–I would love it if you would get the word out.  If you know someone you think might be interested could you let them know?

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This one is interesting. I sketched Rachel while was lying down reading a pile of books. (She had a bit of a fever from molars moving which means we have to be careful of seizures. A little slater she went outside so she is fine. :)) I later took the sketch, which was relatively happy with and inked it, except I managed to ink a line right through the middle–stupid hands. So, this sketch is a resketch completely from memory. She kind of has a bobble head thing going(the head is at the wrong angle and too big, yet somehow it works in a weird sort of way) but all together I like the sketch.