Friday, December 27, 2013
At left is a Firefly clock (which I really wanted to keep and hang in my game room!), a Calavera girl box for treasures and a pencil holder box made of grumpy cats. So much fun making these presents which all went to family members. I made many more things but they'll take over my blog for the next couple of weeks if I show them all.
Wonderstrange which features tons of super cool tutorials and hundreds of free digistamps. Every year, they compile a list of 100 Things to Draw When You're Bored and through the year, they draw the suggestions as line art and offer them as free digistamps on the blog. The themes are always a little odd but tons of fun. For 2013, they were running out of time and asked for some help so I made a few free digistamps for them. I created Zombie Head Games, You're not leaving the house like that, Runaway bride, Gladiator mascara, Drag inspired Disney princesses and Awkward Proposal.
If you want to download them, please visit the Wonderstrange blog. If you want to see all of the free digitstamps, here are the 2012 and 2013 lists with links. Tons of great digistamps there! And they're free! Be sure to check out the blog too. They just ran a super fun 12 days of Christmas Ornaments with some fantastic projects.
For 2014, I plan on taking part in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge. Sounds like fun and a great way to get moving for the new year.
Posted by SLScheibe at 7:24:00 AM
Monday, December 16, 2013
I've received quite a few decos over the past few weeks and made a few more. These are some of the ones I've been working in - some are my books and some belong to other people. It's a big mix of themes and mediums. There is a fantastic post over at Go Make Something that gives a great run down on the basics, read here: Decos 101. If you're interested in sending your own little books out into the art ether, it's a great place to start. We'll be doing a feature on Decos soon in ArtTrader Magazine.
Posted by SLScheibe at 5:42:00 AM
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Below are a couple of drawings from today's life drawing session. I really like the full body pose but I don't think I captured enough of our model's likeness in the portrait. Some days you're a life drawing winner and some days you're not. I think this was half a 'not' day. I'll take it. Coloured pencil on kraft paper, as usual. Maybe next time I'll try some pastels and live dangerously for a change.
Posted by SLScheibe at 5:11:00 PM
Monday, December 9, 2013
A set of pretty birch trees make a nice and colorful pattern. These are watercolor and ink ATCs and fit the Illustration Friday theme quite nicely.
I'm still working away on holiday gifts and various other projects for my stores. Hopefully have some new art to share later this week.
Posted by SLScheibe at 7:37:00 AM
Friday, December 6, 2013
At left are a set of drawings from yesterday's life drawing session. They're all in the 10-25 minute range and colored pencil on kraft paper. I loved the model we had yesterday. He was superb. Great models make all the difference!
On the POD front, I quickly made up a Christmas image based on an illustration I had done earlier this year as Zazzle put out wrapping paper and I wanted to make some before the Christmas rush. I added Santa hats to my Party of Naughty Evil and stuck them on gift wrap and what do you know? It sells! My best selling item. Zombie wrapping paper, go figure.
Posted by SLScheibe at 5:31:00 AM
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Issues are free for downloading and reading. Issues 1 through to 20 are all available here: http://www.arttradermag.com/magazine/ Happy reading and arting!
Expect the ArtTrader website to be updated over the next week with news about the upcoming issues. I'll be back writing as will Sarah Trumpp and Ann Pierson D'Angelo of Wonderstrange. And Andrea Melione (aka EraserQueen Studios) will be back too!
Posted by SLScheibe at 5:36:00 AM