Unicorn Smooches

Le Grand Portefeuille
Unicorn Kisses ©Nancy Lemon 2016

Legend says it that unicorn breath smells like fresh baked cookies.

Here is my little fun submission for Illustration Friday this week. The theme word was “kiss”. I’ve been a bit stuck on unicorns for, oh, about…32 years. However, I’ve only just started drawing them again. I hope this gives you a little smile on a Thursday afternoon.

Disco bunny process

HaHa, Le Grand Portefeuille

This is a piece originally intended for SCBWI’s monthly #drawthis prompt, but I got a little behind because I had other work that required my attention. Anyway, I liked the idea, and the drawing made me smile, so I wanted to finish it. This was hand drawn and digitally colored with Illustrator this time.  (So if anyone needs this on the side of a bus, it can be scaled that large, without pixelating the image. I’m just saying.) There are many ways that I enjoy working, both by hand and digitally.

Black-eyed Pea Chili

Food drawings, Le Grand Portefeuille

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My mom gave me this great chili recipe. So of course, me being me, I illustrated it while making myself giggle. It is now up at They Draw and Cook. That website is a great “creative playground” and I encourage all you artsy folk to submit a recipe.  There is also They Draw and Travel, where you can submit maps. I haven’t ventured into maps yet, but will of course let you all know when I do.

watercolor, gouache, ink on paper

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?

I see you, seeing me, seeing you

Le Grand Portefeuille

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I continue down this path of fun, doodly-style illustration.  Also, it seems I have become infatuated with creating art for coffee mugs.  I don’t know what it is…I do love coffee, but I also love the mug as an illustration surface.  Go figure.

 

P.S. I like to think that David Bowie would drink his tea out of this mug. 😀

More bunnies, different style!

Business of Art, Digital
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…such as cell phone cases.

bunnies, kid's t-shirt ©2015 Nancy Lemon Studio

There are kid’s clothes…

bunnies-maternity ©2015 Nancy Lemon Studio

Yes, maternity tees (although I wish the design could be put on the belly.)

bunnies-bonanza-onesie ©2015 Nancy Lemon Studio

Of course the onesies!

dog-shirt-bunnies ©2015 Nancy Lemon Studio

And even something for the pup in your life. (We wouldn’t want to leave out Fido.)

Now there is really something for everyone in the family. (Yet this is only the tip of the ‘print on demand’ iceberg). I really laughed when I saw the dog t-shirt, and felt it must be shared. Please feel free to share this post!

Pointy Animal Parade

Inspiration, Le Grand Portefeuille
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If you would like the original, you can find it in Pointy Animal Parade in my Etsy store.

This week’s Illustration Friday topic is “Pointy”.  This is the idea that made me giggle, so this is what I made.  (It is probably ridiculous that this is the way I make many idea decisions.)  I went analog here, using watercolors and colored pencils on watercolor paper.

If you would like a print or kids’ t-shirt, please go to my BoomBoom Prints store.