IF: Reverse. Better Late Than Never I Suppose..

Missed it by THAT much… I didn’t get this in on time for IF: Reverse. Poo!


A sassy little bun with a cute car.

I was working on this illustration on and off all week.. It’s hard to finish with no computer at home. I was going for the abstract, Less-is-more approach.. but it still feels like its missing a LOT. But I figured I’d post it anyway so i can get started on next weeks theme- Sweater.

IF: Chicken x2

Welcome!
This is my second IF of this week. My first post took the theme as literally as possible. So for this one, I decided to think outside the chicken-shaped box and do a cute couple of chicken/ egg farmers.

A girl named Suzie and a boy named Sue. (that’s the extent of my J. Cash tribute skills)

Hope you like them. I was going to watch tv while drawing them, but my sister was watching the Jersey Shore. Therefore, I stuck to my room and a CD. I highly HIGHLY recommend the XX’s self tiled album as either background music, or driving music. It is truly amazing. :)

IF: Chicken


This is Chet the Chicken. He’s my first IF of this year! I know.. I’m falling behind..

I let Ian pick his name. :) I took the theme this week very literally. I drew Chet while watching “Undercover Boss” with Ian and his dad. I like to draw while watching tv.

Chet’s design was further inspired by the many plush floating around in my brain (inspired by this Amigurumi Pattern).. very square.. and simple. Since I’ve not enough patience to crochet more than a hat & potholder, I decided to adapt them to fabric patterns, and give my own spin on them. Brightly colored fleece would be ideal. Fleece is soft and easy to work with and very forgiving. I have plans for a dog, cat, bear, skunk, chipmunk, frog, lion, bunny, robot, monster, elephant.. and more!

IF: Sneaky

Instantly the first thing that comes to mind is my dad. His nickname throughout his whole life has been Sneaky Pete. Ask anyone in the bronx. haha.

So this IF post is a tribute to him.

My mom actually bought him a powder blue shirt in the late 1970s while they were dating. Then she ironed-On letters to spell out “SNEAKY PETE” on the front. That was my inspiration. He’d kill me if i posted the pic of him wearing it (and his sweet bell-bottom pants). ;)

IF: Acrobat (Better late then never!)

This one was really fun to do that i almost ran out of time. To be fair, I started late.. but just finished in time on Friday! :) Hopefully it goes in before they change the theme!

Take Care! :)

Any comments or tips are always appreciated!

IF: Double

My first thought was a double-cheeseburger because I was so hungry, haha.. so I gave my rabbit friend a double carrot-burger with cheese. :)

First a sketch:

Then the final drawing:

And then i used markers to color it in!

I brought it into photoshop to fix the background.. it was WAY to streaky. This was my first time using markers to color something in completely. Before I was just using them for little bits and pieces. :) Not too bad, right? Colored pencils will always be my favorite though! :) Then, I added the “All You can Eat” sign and the borders and copyright in Adobe Illustrator.

Adobe would be proud. :)

I leave for vacation on Saturday! I’m heading to Seneca Lake in Lodi, NY with Ian and his family. :)

This is a Pic of the house we’ll be staying in :

Hope the weather is great, and the wine is tasty, and the antique shops are overflowing with junk! See you all August 9th! Take care! ;)

-D