Monday, August 21, 2006

A Mummy



As an illustrator there are many that say it is important to have a consistent voice so that your work can be recognized and clients have some idea of what to expect. Well, I like to experiment and wanted to show some of the results. This image was created with a pen and ink drawing that was scanned and then colored digitally. I had fun adding textures to my brushes to create the patterns.

4 comments:

Benjamin said...

Those are the cutest mummies I've seen in my whole life.

Kactiguy said...

Cool technique. Looks good to me. I'd say it was a success.

Jody said...

My story is that I linked here a bit 'accidentally'. However, I believe things happen in life for a reason, so I scrolled down and read more posts. My kids LOVE Tomie dePaola, and they'd probably love your stuff too, if they had published works to see.
What I most wanted to say is that your kindergarten 'giraffe story' strcuk me. I can totally relate and wonder why so many well-intentioned people say the wrong things or squash dreams before they ver have a chance to be explored.
Mine happened as more of your bizarro griaffe story. (Isn't bizarro the Seinfeld word for opposite or reverse?) I was prepared to study English and writing and major in journalism in college- until after 3 weeks in my Lit class my professor still had nothing good to say about me or my work in class. I decided then and there that I must not have what it takes to study or be a writer.
Now, some years later, I am still grwoing and learning and have lived through some traumatic life experineces, including the death of my 4 year old little girl.
The best thing I have done in my grief and recovery, has been to write about my thoughts and feelings. Both in a private journal, and for the past several months, through my blog.
This is getting really long, I apologize, but now I get constant emails and comments, that I am a gifted writer, or that my stories are inspiring. I think sometimes, deep inside, we know ourselves the best. No matter what anybody else says. Stop by sometime...maybe I could get you to do a freelance illustration of me when I write my first book. That would be neat. =)

Jody said...

And next time I will proofread my comment so as not to have so many spelling errors. Ugh. Oh well.