Saturday, June 26, 2010

Commissioned Faerie Portrait II

This is the second of two commissioned portraits that I am doing at the moment, I just finished the first one  a few days back. My apologies with the quality of the photo :S...  Her mom wants the painting with a 'Thumbelina' theme, so I decided to have her sitting on the middle of a flower surrounded with her small friends, plus she gets to have her cute little wings! 

Friday, June 25, 2010

Finished Faerie Portrait 1

Here it is the finished artwork for a commissioned faerie portrait. The little girl's name is Sophia. I can breathe now and confidently face the second portrait for her little sister, Sarah.  I really do hope and pray that their mom and the kids would love this piece....crossing my fingers!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tree House

This tree house illustration was inspired by the preliminary sketches of one of my favorite artists today, Tony Diterlizzi, for his published book Kenny and the Dragon.  I really admired the pencil  studies he did for the book. I did this piece like last year and I used watercolor and ink, the paper size is 20 x 16 inches.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Faerie Portrait

I have been busy these past few weeks with a commissioned faerie portrait for two children.  Their mother contacted me and was so excited to have her daughter's portrait done with a faerie theme incorporated to it.

Above is my cluttered and messy drawing table :) and below is the first of the two portraits.  The little girl's name is Sophia and she loves horses with wings, you can see the light pencil drawing of the horses flying before her.  The other portrait is sort of a Thumbelina inspired theme, Sophia's little sister gets to sit on the middle of a flower. I will post it once I have worked on the colors as well.  I plan to finish off the paintings with colored pencil for further details.  I have less than a month now to finish all illustrations. 'Gotta work work work!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Oh Dear!

My interpretation of Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme's Oh Dear! ~ Dear, dear! What can the matter be? Two old women up in an apple tree; One came down and the other stayed 'till Saturday.

The colors and style is not my usual work, I've tried using lighter shade of colors on this one.  I think I have to stick with what I've always been doing.  A friend commented that "it's just not you' . Well no harm in trying new ways of illustrating. :)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Free Ride

This is a new one I just finished over the weekend and I call it 'Free Ride".  At this point I am concentrating on how to illustrate children's stories, nursery rhymes and fables.  I've been focused too much on faeries and I think it's about time I try my hands on illustrations that really do tell a story.