Sweet and Sour sun

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I am sitting at my desk looking out the window, while the scanner whirs below, scanning spread sketches for a picture book. I was just thinking how luxurious light really is, and how it makes simple things like window sills look opulent. My little space has two windows which I am very grateful for! Usually, I am complaining that Massachusetts never seems to get the same sweet and sour sun you see at the end of the day, that such sunlight is only found in Connecticut. But here I am working away in a pearl colored room (a messy) pearl colored room and I feel rich in light, right here.

Here is a little picture of that sun I tried to capture when I was home with my family in Connecticut, a few weeks back. This is ultimate sweet and sour light, especially falling on my Nana's things we took into the house when she passed away.

Hello, Onyx

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

And here is Onyx. She came out of the same sketch session. I'm shooting these out between assignments and minutes when I can. It's always my busiest times when I need need need to draw. Hope you are well, and a Happy Birthday to Kate <3

Meeting Provence

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

I'm going to start scanning recent sketch pieces to get some personal work up here... the spontaneous stuff that doesn't always end up in the portfolio.

When I am in the groove, it's always a surprise when I flip to a new sheet of paper and someone abruptly shows up on it! This is the most delicious part of creating for me, feeling like a little channel for people and ideas from other places and times to just filter right through. And then I meet them! Sometimes we make friends right away, sometimes things need to be worked out a little longer. The journey of a character is something very special to me, from conception to final paint.

I wonder what Provence is up to. I imagined she probably just got back from a hazy spring walk and is looking for a glass of water, but is surprised to be met by visitors in their carriages at the front of her house. Duh. Duh. DUHHHH. What's next?

Ok... returning to Earth...need to answer some emails :)