Friday, December 6, 2013

Zombie Wrapping Paper!

I spent most of my spare time this week making art and unfortunately, I can't share any of it yet. It's all for Secret Santa presents on IllustratedATCs.com and also for family presents. I seriously doubt any of them venture anywhere near my blog but you never know when a niece or a daughter might be poking around.

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.








30 comments:

  1. what a fab pay crew .. AMAZING! and this life drawings are again fabulous.. Have a nice weekend Sal!

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  2. Your artwork is wonderful, my faves are the life drawings again! Valerie

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  3. The drawings are absolutely fabulous, you are right, he is a good model and your reproduction is wonderful.
    Thank you for visiting me!
    Cheers
    Gabriele

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  4. The sketches are great...I wonder, since I have never taken life drawing lessons, what makes a good model?
    The zombie are fun...this is one of those wrapping papers that one wants to keep and not use because is too nice! (at least I do this kind of silly things...) ;)
    Ok, I see you cannot show us you gifts now....but after the holidays, you will..right? (please ;))

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    1. hhmm.... someone who sits still mostly! And has great poses. Those are the two best things. It's really hard to sit still for a long time so sometimes models need to move parts briefly so they can feel again. Everyone gets that. But models who can sit still in super awesome poses and don't let their eyes run all over the place are the best.

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    2. I see...it must be quite difficult to find somebody like that...:)

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  5. your wrapping paper is so cool! As are your still lifes.

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  6. Especially love your sketches. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  7. wonderful drawings! and this crew is hilarious!!

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  8. I love your sketches! I am lucky to have two models, who agreed to sit for me before christmas, that's a treat! :D
    The party crew looks pretty scary, do we all look like monsters, when we are let loose?
    Happy PPF
    Ilona

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  9. Love the party crew, really scary haha. But I am particularly in awe of your life drawings. wonderful.

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  10. Your drawings are just amazing. Great work. Love the crew! Thanks.

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  11. the sketches are wonderful- and well, no wonder the wrapping paper was a hit-fabulous Christmas Party Crew!!

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  12. your life drawing sketches are awesome! I can not imagine doing that so swiftly.
    how fun to make your holiday presents, they are the best kind.

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  13. Loved your artwork. Well done mate

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  14. I love all your work. You are a very talented artist :)

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  15. Zombie wrapping paper - cracks me up ! Great illustrations.

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  16. Wow your scetches are incredible!!! So alive! I could never do such gorgeous work in 15 minutes ;) ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

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  17. Beautiful! And I can totally see what you mean about his being a great model. That first one with his back over the chair is a stunner!

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  18. Beautiful life drawings! I was a little nervous to scroll down and see the zombie wrapping paper, but like all of your art, fantastic!

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  19. OOOhhhh this is just too cute. I love the zombie art.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  20. No wonder that this sells - these zombies are hilarious!!!

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  21. This is so cool! My girls would love this, the currently walk around the house with their arms out saying 'brains!' Love your life drawings too!
    x

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  22. Your drawings are so fabulous!

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  23. Love love love your party crew...so fun, so vibrant...my heart is pounding!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  24. Your life drawings are superb. Keep up the good work.

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  25. Love those drawings on the kraftpaper! And that wrapping-paper: great idea! You won't find this kind of paper in a "normal" shop.

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  26. The life model has (among other fun attributes for drawing) a really great nose! And your wrapping paper is fabulous! Love it! Who knew?

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  27. Love your drawing, beautiful lines! Fun zombies! :)

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