Stylish Kitty Cats

Business of Art, Le Grand Portefeuille
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Prints available here!

I drew this cavalcade of glorious cats in my sketchbook a month or so ago, and finally decided to make something with it.  The drawing was done in pen (on lunch break) and I always thought it was a fun one, so here we are.  As usual, I added it to some different items…

Stylish Cats coffee mug by Nancy Lemon Studio

Grab a stylish cat mug here, of course!

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Or a long sleeve t-shirt…also available in short sleeved…

It is so fun making all of these things.  If you can, please share with family and friends…wouldn’t it be great to get something with original art/design/illustration as a gift this year?

A stampede of animal heroes, ready to help start the day.

Business of Art, Digital

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I doodled while watching football with my hubby on Sunday night.  Then I put it on a coffee mug, because I want a coffee mug with this on it. 😀

I have such good time making all of these, whether they end up as prints, mugs, or dog t-shirts ;-). Or if they are just doodles in a margin or my sketchbook.  I really love drawing, and I’ve loved finding a community with whom to share all of these crazy little designs.  Thank you again for following along, and stay tuned for more. 😀

Draw This! “Muse”

Inspiration, Le Grand Portefeuille

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Every month, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators issues a prompt word for their online illustrator gallery.  The word for September is “Muse”.  My dogs have always been a great inspiration for me, so here we are.  Who (or what) is your muse?

I usually don’t believe in Christmas before Thanksgiving…

Le Grand Portefeuille

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…but they got me to make a flyer at work.  Yay, kids’ illustration at the day job–I love it when that happens!

I had to remove some of the information in order to use it on my blog, but the image still looks pretty nice.  Drawn by hand in pencil, scanned and spruced up in Photoshop.  The holidays are looming…hold on to your mistletoe.

The Quick Red Fox…

Digital, Le Grand Portefeuille, Photoshop

 

Having some fun with some customized Photoshop brushes by Kyle Webster.  I am really enjoying exploring more as a digital painter.  After looking at my previous logo, I realized I didn’t really like yellow all that much, but I love orange…and foxes.  Since my given name is a fun noun, I can’t totally discount it, especially as an artist.  My favorite subjects to paint and draw are animals, so why not incorporate that into my “brand”?  I like painting and getting messy, but cleanup after a drawing/scanning/Photoshop session is as easy as closing a laptop.  And I feel my knowledge has grown a bit over the past year.  This piece shows where I tested some of the brushes before using them on Mr. Fox up there, and includes the original drawing layer.   I thought they added something to this post, but will not be on my final logo.  Now I just need to play with type.

Hide ‘n Seek among the Cones

Digital, HaHa
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Find the compact fluorescent incandescent bulb hidden amongst the soft serve ice cream cones.

This just made me giggle.  I don’t use Adobe Illustrator very often, but am endeavoring nonetheless.