Monday, June 30, 2008


"Boo" Digital collage

Beware the fierce pufferfishes of Hawaii. This is another collage-ish picture using Illustrator and GIMP, but this time I used one of G's expert fish pictures, messed with it a little bit, and added one of my own, the fierce pufferfish!

Thursday, June 26, 2008


"I Dare Ya" Digital
Finally back in the swing of things, here's this week's Illustration Friday submission for the theme of "hoard." Of course, now that I've started playing World of Warcraft with the rest of the nerd world, I had a different image pop into my head first, but it was WRONG, very wrong, so back to the animal practice.
This was a combined Illustrator-GIMP effort using some Redmond, WA watershed area pictures that may not have been integrated as smoothly as I would like. Probably it's the contrast to the overly smooth, Illustrator acorns....but oh well, it's good practice. I tried to make the squirrel a bit too realistic for good expressions. I was hoping to make him look a little bit more posessive. Otherwis, yay for making pictures again!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Katy Monkey

This is portrait number one for my wrapping paper assignment. Portrait number two, the art monkey, is not going as smoothly, but hopefully she'll be done soon and ready for posting.