Revisiting the Vacationing Bear

Illustrating Books

Upon reflection and useful critiquing, I’ve revisited some projects in my online portfolio.  One was a piece I did as an Illustration Friday submission, for the prompt word “Vacation.”  Bear was just too relaxed for a realistic vacation, I’m afraid.

I consistently have fun creating these stories, and experimenting with both traditional and digital media.  May my learning never stop and my curiosity never satiated.  I hope the same for you, my creative friends!

I want a vacation like this…

Digital, Photoshop
Bear vacation with books

A reading vacation would be nice.

I can’t figure out what this summer reading lover needs.  More trees?  It feels as if I’ve created a scene where there are only two trees in a vast, open space.  I would love any feedback on this.  Should more shadows be added, or is this too overdone?  I can’t help but feel that something is missing.  Comments are both welcomed and appreciated.

Why you should only have one bachelorette party.


Can I have a vacation from my vacation?

Sorry for not posting much this week.  As you can see, I had my bachelorette weekend.  Four days and four nights of insanity and fun.  It went from Thursday afternoon to Monday morning.  MANY thanks to those who participated in a LARGE, epic time.  🙂

Thus, not many posts this week.  This weekend some rest and ease.

Happy Friday.

Back to Nashville after 7 years…

Huffin and Puffin'  (birds?)

I am assuming most people will be decked out in cowboy hats.

The cowboy hats thing is partially true, if it’s country fan week…I worked at amazing Hatch Show Prints as an intern seven years ago…we made show posters for all sorts of bands the “old-fashioned way”.  Hand set type and inking and pulling the paper by hand…I love the smell in that place!  Now I head back to Nashville to run my first (and last?) half marathon.  (It’s on the Bucket List.)  What’s cool about this race is that it’s part of the “Rock’n Roll Marathon” series, so there will be bands playing every mile or so…no iPod required!

I sketched this quickly in my sketchbook as we are to fly out soon–I will have many run funnies for you folks next week!  Later, y’all!