Thursday, February 23, 2017

Octopus and Aliens Watercolor Illustrations

I'm having a great time with kids illustrations lately.  They always end up happy illustrations.

This is a custom name baby bib that is easy to edit in my Zazzle shop
in case you know a little one who'd enjoy wearing an octopus bib while eating!

And some aliens for older kids.  They were fun to draw.

This is a custom poster for a child's room.  Happy creatures to keep you company.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Animal Birthday Cards for Kids

I'm reworking some of my older illustrations and worked on
an animal birthday parade last week and had a great time!  I painted this one twice because I didn't like my first sky, less is more sometimes. 
I put the illustration on several items in my Zazzle shop.

And barnyard animals.  Last summer we rode our bikes a lot. We rode past a pasture with a few calves that were there most of the summer.  They'd been bottle fed so weren't as skittish and would come up to us when we stopped to say hi.  There are neighbors with pigs and sheep as well so they were all an inspiration for this illustration.  

Sometimes it's fun to send a postcard for birthday greetings.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Pen Pal Valentine's Day Stationery

Do you have a PenPal?  I used to have penpals as a teenager and I really enjoyed writing to them.  I had one from Shreveport, LA and wrote to her for the longest time.  I loved getting her letters in the mail and writing her back.   I have several cards in my store specific to penpals.  This is a birthday card nice for this time of year with 
Valentine's Day approaching.   

A collage style Valentine's Day card with little images inside the 
hearts on the pink background.

If you like to write letters to your penpal this is a festive holiday stationery 
with watercolor red hearts. 

A little different style with watercolor hearts along the bottom border 
and multi-colored.  These are also nice for lists and reminders.

A postcard with a field of blooming tulips painted in watercolor.  

Pretty pink petunia stickers for sealing the envelope on your card or letter. 

Here's a link to a popular site to find penpals.
What about penpal stationery for men?  My next penpal post will have more to show for men.  I really like pink and make a lot of illustrations with pink so with Valentine's Day coming up . . .  

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Animal Ballet Class

 A lesson from a Craftsy class I've been taking on illustrating animals.  I like the little raccoon dancer.  She's not quite doing it right, but having fun all the same.  I can also relate with the little mouse who's not quite sure what to do . . . 
I made the illustration into a poster in my Zazzle shop.

And a little personalized tote to carry ballet things in.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Princess Two and A Little Boy

Princess illustrations for children's greeting cards.  A baby princess
and her white rabbit friend. 

And a princess for little girls. 

A neighbor child has a toy car in the yard that inspired this illustration.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Purple Hair and Sheep

I've been noticing this saying here and there on signs and such so I wanted to make an illustration for it.  I love the saying and think it is so true.  I put this illustration on several things in my Zazzle shop.  

I've seen a few herds of sheep lately too on our weekend drives.  I love sheep.  

I worked with some masking fluid in this painting for the sheep and some of the flowers.  Still getting used to it.  Getting used to painting a bit bigger paper too.  Feels good to spread out a bit.     

A snow day here in Fallon today.  Nice wet snow that packs nicely for snowman building and snowballs.  Kids in the neighborhood are having fun and I liked walking in it. 

Friday, December 30, 2016

Easter Rabbit and Tulips

My illustration for this week.  I've been taking a couple of illustration classes on Craftsy.  Illustrating animals with clothing and working on drawing children better.  Don't have anything to post on that one yet :)