Friday, August 31, 2012

Belated baby gifts

These children are not newborns anymore, let's leave it at that. I hope 'better late than never' is okay. It took me forever to make these cute name sketches, and now they are matted, framed and wrapped.

Aung San Suu Kyi

I've always been a huge fan of Aung San Suu Kyi. 
Recently, I saw Barbara's mesmerizing depiction here:
Then, I watched Janina's excellent demo of her portrait technique:

So, when I saw this image of Aung San Suu Kyi in a Smithsonian magazine recently, 
I 'had' to try my own version. Thank you so much ladies for the inspiration!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

My palette July 30, 2012

Something 'easy' to sketch during my recovery. I've been sketching, but not scanning.
As soon as I think I'm improving, I find out it takes a looong time to get back to 'normal'!
Every day, a little bit better!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Part of Applebee's decor!

Well, this was a new and exciting event for me - 
3 of my sketches were selected to be part of the decor at a local Applebee's. 
(Front Street, Binghamton, NY)
They wanted to use art and photography by local artists. (Me?!)
There's a second Applebee's in nearby Vestal, NY, maybe they'll include some there too!
I'll keep you posted!
I took pictures of them, but am also including links to the original sketches.