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.

Grow a Sasquatch

Digital, Le Grand Portefeuille

Grow a Sasquatch, ©2015 Nancy Lemon, illustrator

Last week’s prompt word on Illustration Friday was “Grow”, so naturally, I grew a Sasquatch.  Kind of a no-brainer, really.  As anyone who grew up in the 1980s knows, Sasquatches are gentle vegetarians.  (Thank you, Harry and the Hendersons.)

Bigfoot snoozing–it’s NATURE!

Digital, Inspiration

Bigfoot sleeps in nature. Nancy Lemon, illustrator

So, I got my Illustration Friday topics mixed up–this week was “Growth” and I thought it was “Nature”.  Whatevs…it’s still Friday!  I got some new (free) Photoshop brushes that I am playing with here, along with some paper texture…wheee.  I think this weekend I will need a vacation from screens, but this was fun to make.  I love Illustration Friday–they are a great community and always keep me inspired.  I highly recommend the website to anyone interested in graphic design and illustration.

Matthew the Tiger

Le Grand Portefeuille

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Matthew the Tiger is the latest in the line of animals and fashion.  Nothing says, “cool” quite like a tiger in a sweater vest.  (Or maybe I just need more sleep.)

The original is 9″x12″ (pencil, ink, watercolor and gouache on paper) and is available for purchase.

Or, prints and other items are available.

Leaves are the hand prints of trees.

Love letter to October

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October is almost over, but autumn is just starting to creep on here in the South. I love the changing leaves; they have lines in them like the palm of a hand. I collected a few from the yard to study artistically.

Be the Tortoise

Le Grand Portefeuille

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Sometimes it is preferable to be the tortoise; slowing down to enjoy the view of life now, rather than dashing through it like a hare.  That is why I draw.  The action of drawing really causes me to slow down, and I am usually calmer after doing so.  Now that I’m really looking at this piece, that fellow looks a bit like E.T., doesn’t he?

From my sketchbook, slowly learning and playing more in Photoshop.  I hope wherever you are, you have time to slow down and enjoy the moment.