Saturday, July 30, 2011

Ten Paces and Celine's Gift

I am super excited to have a piece this week on Ten Paces and Draw, an excellent collaborative illustration blog. Each week collaborators make a sketch based on a theme, then the sketches are switched up and everyone ends up taking someone else's piece to completion. I created the piece below based on a sketch by the amazingly talented Alyssa Nassner, who co-created Ten Paces with the also amazing Rachel Dougherty. Please visit the blog to see Alyssa's original sketch!

I had so much fun with this piece! I'd been feeling like my recent work was getting a little too muted so I forced myself to use opera pink on full blast and I'm happy with the result!

Also, make sure to check out my superstar school chum Nick Iluzada's interpretation of my zoo animal getaway car sketch, below. It's so weird seeing someone else make work based on my ideas, but it's fun! I love how he added "peace sign out suckus" and has the lion flippin' the bird!

Zoo Getaway

PS: I had a birthday back in June and the supremely skilled Celine Loup made an awesome painting of me for the occasion. I am seriously honored to have been rendered by her masterful hands (and seriously sorry for not sharing this with you guys sooner)!
I look so classy! I'd really love to wear a dress like that. Big thanks to Celine!!!

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