Chickens and Hackers

I did this little pattern for the 3×3 Challenge. The Theme was on the farm and I had a lot of fun with this one.

I started by randomly drawing chickens in my sketchbook. When I had a page I scanned the page into my computer, then I air dropped it to my iPad. From there, I tweaked some chickens, removed the ones that were so so, and added a few embellishments,

I used one of the suggested color palettes, which something I normally don’t do, but I figured it would make trying to choose colors less stressful. LOL I only had to add two colors that I thought would work better. I hope you enjoy this as much as I had fun doing it.

Pattern, green yellow pink ochre white brown.  Chickens in various poses with flowers and butterflies
Chickens

Also, a warning this evening. There are some really mean people in this world and it is a shame that some of these bad people have to make life miserable for others. All I have to say about that is Karma is a bitch and what you do to others will come back at you much, much worse. For the people who hacked my daughter’s Instagram account, Karma will find you. My daughter is a good sweet person and didn’t deserve that. WHAT YOU DO TO OTHERS WILL ALWAYS COME BACK TO YOU.

Here is the message that she received from someone she knew who was hacked as well. They sent the same one to me and my family from my daughter’s account. Beware of people DM’ing you with a link or something like this. Be careful out there, dear followers.

Time machine

The story of Florencia is also about a time machine. Part 2 of the assignment for Florencia is to create a toy to go with the story. This is my toy proposal.

I had a bunch of ideas about the time machine. No specifics were given so we could do whatever we wanted. I thought of tree houses, boxes, blankets covering furniture, and so forth, but in the end, I went for some more like a spacecraft.

Child's toy illustration, guitar, goggles, compass, binoculars, flower sunglasses, fishing rod, a box of bird seed, fruit snacks, time machine that resembles a lunar module.  Colors: mint green brown yellow gold taupe silver

Let’s Bake

This is a portfolio assignment in the course by Mike Lowery, “Getting Paid to Draw.” The Assignment was to create icons for a category of our choice. I chose baking since it is a commonly used illustration and is part of the 3X3 Illustration challenge. (In essence, I am killing two proverbial birds with one stone.)

Baking icons, Powdered sugar, vanilla, stand mixer, cocoa, baking soda, bowl/measuring cup, milk, flour, eggs line drawings with Procreate with periwinkle coloring, nutmeg done by ginalento.com

Bunny Play set

This is my concept idea for a bunny character play set. I love the idea of a little environment in a carry case that a child can take with them. These sort of toys have always fascinated me.

Description: Two toy bunnies/rabbits.  Play set with desert background.  Accessories include a cactus, camp chairs, toy carrots, binoculars, a top map, note book with pencil, sunglasses, sunscreen, first aid kit and toy camp fire. Khaki color exterior case with desert tones inside.
Description: Two toy bunnies/rabbits. Play set with desert background. Accessories include a cactus, camp chairs, toy carrots, binoculars, a top map, note book with pencil, sunglasses, sunscreen, first aid kit and toy camp fire. Khaki color exterior case with desert tones inside.

It’s Bunny Month

This Illustration is a workshop project which helps me add some extra pieces to my illustration portfolio. The subject is based on a story excerpt by Zoë Tucker. This is my interpretation of the two bunnies going on an adventure in the desert.

For those of you who are curious, the workshop is the “Make Art That Sells Character Bootcamp.” MATS workshops are very intense and not for the faint of heart, that’s for sure. I like that they are challenging and force me to step up my game.

Two bunnies done in desert colors with red rocks in the background. There are tumbleweeds and prairie dogs in the background. The image is low res for the internet. colors are sandy, brick red and pastel purples with earthy greens.
Bunnies on an adventure

Description: Two bunnies done in desert colors with red rocks in the background. There are tumbleweeds and prairie dogs in the background. The image is low res for the internet. colors are sandy, brick red and pastel purples with earthy greens.

sketch pattern to stuffed doll

Here is the stuffed version of my Coco Moloko using what I had around my studio. I thought about going to buy glittery fabric for the frosting, or even just getting another color for the frosting and a different pink for the feet, but in the end I just used what I had in the studio. There are some things I would tweak if I made another one of these. Plus I would explore how to make other flavors. LOL

I also took Coco’s photo with the two kitties I made last year around Halloween. Both kitties were made from homemade patterns that I have been experimenting with.

Coco Moloko enjoying the sun