Monday, April 30, 2012

IF - Jump

IF topic - Jump.
Frog and a rabbit in a jumping contest from the story 'Tales From Hopland - Friendship' written by
Mike Spaulding. Painted with corel painter in oils.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

IF - Heights

A pencil drawing done quite a few years ago. If you're going to buy your kids a swing set, don't get one of those light metal ones, get a big, heavy, wooden set. Then they can swing really high and adults can swing also. Also while swinging wear rubber boots on your bare feet, then kick the boots off when you're at your highest and see if they'll fly into the neighbours yard.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

IF - Puzzled

IF topic puzzled. These cattle are puzzled as to why 2 moose are in their midst. This is an illustration from the book 'Legend of the Hula Moose', by Christine Taylor Sprowl Tetak. The story of 2 young moose who find themselves in a ship to Hawaii. See more pictures from this book on my website

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

IF - Vocal

IF topic - vocal. A singing grasshopper from the self-published book 'Locusts, Locusts Everywhere!' by Julie Brenes. Illustrated quite a few years ago in Photoshop, before I got Corel Painter. Check out my newer work on my website.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

IF - Return

This  is an illustration from a chapter book called 'Keep Out' by Helene Boudreau, Nimbus publishing. Every year little shore birds called Piping Plovers return to the beaches of Prince Edward Island  and Nova Scotia, to nest on the beaches. They're eggs are really vulnerable to predators so parks departments put wire cages around their nests to protect the eggs. The black lines are the wire. This was done in pencil.