Friday, November 7, 2008

Wise... Illustration Friday

The IF topic this week is "Wise." Although an owl is pretty obvious, I am working on some illustrations for a book I have written for my grandchildren for Christmas, and one of the pages needs to be an owl outside of a window. So I went ahead and did it, in the style I'm doing for the book. The illustrations will all be done digitally, in Painter and Photo Shop, as this one was done, and will have a stylized surround. I wrote the book about a year ago, and just haven't illustrated it yet. I hope to get it done and printed and bound before Christmas, so the IF topic was a good prompt to get me moving!

And speaking of wise... in these post election, post cat-loss and cat-adoption days, I am now settling back into my work in the studio. I worked at both the loom and the easel yesterday, and intend to both weave and paint again today. I am sometimes very wise! (not often, but sometimes...)

(Added later) I decided I don't like the border stuff, so the Owl page will look like this:

5 comments:

Connie said...

Love your owl and admire your discipline!

lorrie! said...

what did you end up naming the cat?!

K Spoering said...

Full 'particular' name is Augustus Finknottle (a PG Wodehouse friend of Wooster), but his 'everyday' name is Gussie - which he already responds to. I think cats like the double 's' in their name.

Miss 376 said...

Glad everything is falling back into place for you. I do like the owl picture. The grandchildren are very lucky

Loni Edwards said...

Nice illo! I bet your grandchildren will love the book! What a great gift to give them!