Tuesday, December 30, 2008

An Enjoyable Evening

"You sunk my battle ship!"

The product of great collaboration, random humor and excellent company.

The dragon has a fondness for wicker chairs, even has an open account at World Market. It's ill advised yes, but what can you do when you're passionate about sound creaky reeds make when you get comfortable? It's reminiscent of the dragon's youth echoing the song of crickets amplified by the cave walls and the chomping of the calves.

Intently staring at the game board, the Dragon looks self-assured and certain of a win, but I do believe the cat has some surprises in store for that Dragon.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Per Request — The finished illustration

For N, by request from a comment on the previous sketch post.

I agree it's about time, even though the cards won't be sent out until tomorrow. (Hello procrastination and over thinking the cards.) Next year, chances are there won't be a trip to Germany in the middle of November and my schedule will go as normal.

I wanted to keep the colors muted. The prints came out stellar and I am quite thrilled.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Sketch for this year's Christmas Card

It wasn't supposed to be this complicated.

Points of inspiration:

Ella's wall. (see below)

Trip to Germany and the popularity this year of the moose.

My mom's love of Cardinals.

The red-capped, white polka dotted mushrooms I love.