Thursday, May 26, 2005

Illustration Friday: AQUATIC

Still unable to find time to draw outside of the current work schedule, I've noticed a particular craving to draw something, ANYTHING that is just for the fun of it. I think I may be suffering from Illustration Friday withdrawals. I really wish to participate, for real. Dangit!!

Suddenly, I remembered drawing this silly illo a couple month's ago (for fun, not an assignment)...there IS water involved....and this week's them is, maybe we can all just pretend I drew this today.

It's quite possible that once you see a kid with this kind of look on his face, you might not feel like being very aquatic anymore.

Monday, May 23, 2005

A note and a pic.

My nephew, Wilder, sent me this photo of the two of us (perhaps with some help from my sister).
This boy warms my heart so very much.


Aaron C. , the featured artist noted below, sent me an email tonight. Here it is:

Hey Paige, it's me Aaron C. I wanted to say thank you for putting my pictures on your website. I am in the playoff's in baseball. We won our first game on saturday. It was a comebacker. The final score was 5 to 4,I got the winning hit to drive in the runner at third base! Enough about baseball for now,I wanted to tell you that I'm sending you three new pictures I drew. Their names are "Heading South," "John Bimsburg(maybe your new boyfriend)," and the "Fire Serpent." We have your address so I can send the pictures to you.

talk to you soon,
Aaron C.

Congrats on the baseball game, Aaron! Right on!

YAY! A new crop of drawings are being sent my way! I can hardly wait to get them. Plus, I'm looking forward to my newest boyfriend's arrival as Harold hasn't really stepped up to the plate (so so speak) Actually, my father called and left me a voice message...with some warped-pseudo- accent pretending to be Harold. You can't fool me, Pops!

Anyway, I apologize for my lack of entries lately. The freelance has kept me very, very busy. I have lots of ideas brewing for past Illustration, hopefully, I'll get a break and get caught up.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

KIDS ART: Featuring Aaron C.

Kids Art amazes me. In the coming weeks, I'd like to introduce and feature some of my favorite kids and their art. Here's the first:
Aaron C.
Aaron C. is 10 years old. He is the son of Shane and Alicia...and Shane has been like a little brother to me since we were kids ourselves. A little background: I brought Shane home from school one day (I was in Eighth, Shane in Seventh) because my sister (in Fifth grade) thought he was really cute. Since that moment, he became a member of the family. Shane's family and my family became very close. His older brother Greg was even my first kiss!! Unfortunately, with our crazy lives and distance between us all we don't get to visit very often. We all got to visit at the Holiday's this past Christmas and this is when I got to see HOW VERY EXCELLENT an artist Aaron has become.
Aaron loves to draw and he's got piles of character drawings, action drawings and stories to go with all of them. He's got the talent and the passion! Not only that, he's a charming, charismatic and sweet boy too. He was so good with my two nephews that evening that he melted my heart. Of course, I felt an affinity with him because of his love for art and drawing. I was honored that he gave me a few drawings too!!!! (They proudly sit with me at my art desk)

Here's the first one. I don't remember what Aaron titled it, so I refer to it as "Serpent Attack!"

Here's a close-up to see the cool character faces and costuming!

And finally, here is a drawing of Harold Jalsone. Aaron told me that Harold was my new boyfriend. I asked him what Harold did for a living and he told me that he was a Skateboard Designer! How cool is that!?!!!! No accountants for me! Woo hooo.

Gimme a call, Harold!

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Illustration Friday-AMBITION

I suppose a cat would have to be very ambitious to do this! Right? How many Space Cats in pyjamas have you seen or even heard about?? So, alright...I've chosen this several-months'-old doodle to be my Illustration Friday for this week. It's kinda cheating, I know, but... it'll have to do for now.