Illustration Friday: Opposite

Opposites attract, and that's true with J.D. and I. We share a lot in common, but in general we're definetly opposite of each other. He's an extrovert, who is very outgoing, enjoys being around and talking to people. I on the other hand, am totally content with being alone to work on an art project. I enjoy company from time to time, if I overdose, I go into a veggie like state.. drool... the whole bit.. it's not pretty.
I love J.D.!!! He brings sooo much into our lives.

Didn't think I was going to make it this week with an illustration, but I had last minute inspiration last night, and was able to color it in tonight! YAY! I need to work on making my illo's a little bigger so I can use bigger markers and bring more detail... Not to mention some of the compositioning of objects to each other.. yikes... the more I look the more I want to do this one over. Can I blame the shaky camera?? I'm open to suggestions! oh.. I also drew this on velum, which is really really nice to work on.


What a Saturday!

J.D. and I had a lot of things going on today! Had to drop my car off at the dealer for maintenance. Come home and clean the crap out of our place so our dinner company don't think we live in a heap of dust bunnies... (by the way, I found a third cat we didn't know we had while sweeping the house. yikes.) The car got done in the mid afternoon, so J.D. and I started finishing up around the house, and headed back to the dealership. All went well, and was following J.D. back. We came up on this intersection and noticed a car pulling towards the middle to make a left hand turn. J.D. was a good ways in front of my car, and since we had the green light, we kept going at the same speed, which was around 35-45mph. The car had slowed down, as if to wait, but then proceeded to drive and practically stopped (I'm thinking in fear,) right in our lane, which was the far right lane of two lanes. J.D. laid on the horn, swerved to the left to try and avoid them, but than I heard a crunch sound, at which point, I screamed, and laid on my breaks. I couldn't believe what just happened. I looked at J.D. to see if he was alright; he was already getting out of his car, looked quickly at his front driver side bumper where the turn signal light had popped out, and quickly walked over to the other car and asked if they were alright. They were an older couple. A man who was in the passenger seat, seemed to be shaken up. His door was pretty well damaged, and had a hard time opening it. J.D. helped him get out. After which he walked over to the passenger side of his car to inspect the damage. Not even a minute after the incident, a cop had stopped, and than another... and than 5 others. Apparently they were on their way to the station for a shift change, (stations two seconds down the road.) when they came upon us. The whole exchange of information lasted about 30-45 minutes. The whole time, the lady at fault never once asked my husband if he was ok, or apologized. Which seemed kind of wierd. This is what his car looks like...


Illustration Friday: Sacrifice

I don't normally do patriotic drawings, but this was one of the first things that came to mind when I thought of sacrifice. All the men and women sacrificing their lives for our freedom.

This is super messy, and definitely has more potential of being so much better as far as detail and accuracy goes. But ya'll get the idea! *wink

Here's the original sketch.
Thanks for looking!


Illustration Friday: Sticky and Skyline

I missed last weeks deadline, but had a great sketch, so though I'd incorporate it into this weeks theme.
Last week in Starbucks, I had a sticky situation where a napkin had fallen on this floor, and I had unknowingly stepped on it. Well luckily I noticed this before stepping out into public. I stepped on a piece to try and discreetly unstick it from my shoe with the other one, but it was now stuck to the right shoe. So I repeated the procedure by stepping on the napkin with my other shoe... and it happened again. I felt like I was going to have to do a song and dance, because I could only imagined what I looked like trying to get this thing off my shoe. Finally, I grabbed a clean napkin from the dispensor, and peeled the sticky napkin from both shoes, and threw it away. Looked around quickly and escaped as quickly as I could back to the office. *whimper

Sea Monkies: Week Three & Four

It's amazing how much they grow. And they're still growing. A few have feathery fangs that they use to grab hold of other seamonkies. Either to fight or to give big hugs! They're fascinating to watch, when I've stared at the computer monitor long enough. They've created little dust bunnies everywhere after fluffing through all their mess for food.

Here's a monkey from week three;

And week four;