Saturday, December 06, 2008

Christmas Cards

I've been having fun creating Christmas cards for the Greeting Card Universe site.
For the Christmas series in particular, I make them in English, French, and Spanish, so you can pick your prefered language.

The original drawing for this one was done with India ink. Then I scanned it and played with Photoshop to see what I could do. I like making them in series, with several color options -4 actually.

So any cards of this particular type should end up with 4 choices of main color.

I've got 2 series done and uploaded to date. More to come, off course. :)


Je m'amuse a créer des cartes de voeux pour le site Greeting Card Universe.
Pour ce qui est celles de Noël, je les fais en 3 langues: anglais, français, et espagnol, comme ça vous pouvez choisir.

Celle-ci dessus a été d'abors faite à l'encre de chine puis passé au scanner. Ensuite, je m'amuse avec photoshop pour voir ce que je peux en tirrer. J'aime les faire en série et finis toujours avec 4 couleurs., au moins pour ce genre de déssin.


Il y a deux séries de faite à présent, avec bien sur d'autre à venir bientot. :)

I usually post the designs here before making the cards, so stay tuned to see what's coming.


Cheers-



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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

IF - Balloon

A little girl and a little boy generously share their balloons.

Une petite fille et un petit garçon offrent gentiment de pretter leurs ballons.



















By the way, I've added a "Follow this Blog" widget down at the end of the sidebar... for your convenience. ;)



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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Greeting Cards

I have just opened an account with Greeting Card Universe.
I am learning the site at this time, playing a bit with a window design to see how the whole thing works, and do plan on adding plenty of cards, on a regular basis, so do visit.

I'll post updates from time to time.

***Dec. 1st update: after barely a week into the site, I received notice of my first sale! How cool is that! Yeah!!! :D

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

IF - Pretend

Illustration Friday theme: Pretend

Stanley the Sloth likes to look cool for the ladies and pretend he's really a speedster inside... ;-)

I'm running a little late with this week's illo, so b&w it is. If I have time today, I'll get some color on it and add it here.


Stanley le paresseu aime prétendre être en réalitée un démon de la vitesse.

Je suis quelque peut en retard cette semaine. Si j'ai le temp, je met de la couleur et j'ajoute à la suite bientot.






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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Trees Matter Magnet

New features sales item on my Zazzle gallery:

Trees Matter Magnet

This is the tree design I drew for IF this past week. I uploaded it to Zazzle and have been creating fun T-shirts, magnets, buttons, bags, etc. I really like the way it turned out, so there's be more.

Nouveau aimant, crée avec une illustration faite pour "IF" la semaine dernière. Un petit dessin sympas qui me plait bien. Je créer donc des T-shirts, aimants, auto-collants, sacs, etc pour m'amuser. Allez-dont voir.


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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Scooter update

Here is the scooter as it now appears in my visual journal.

Voici donc le scooter comme il est maintenant dans mon journal visuel.






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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Scooter Sketch

Quick sketch done today, as an idea for my visual journal.


Petit rapide d'aujourd'hui, fait comme étude pour mon journal visuel.

(BTW, I changed the layout to try something new -I was getting bored with the old one.)


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Monday, November 10, 2008

IF - Wise

For the IF Theme: Wise

This Wise old GrandPa tree has a thing or two to say to us.

Ce Sage arbre GrandPère à bien une chose ou deux à nous faire entendre.


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Sunday, November 09, 2008

What Is Your Website Worth?

What is your website worth?

I found this cool site where you enter your url and it calculates how much your website is worth according to backlinks.

Scroll down the right column to the bottom to see what the $ value for this little sketch blog, then click on it to get your own.

Oh, and it's updated automaticcally on a regular basis.
Have fun.
:-D


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Thursday, November 06, 2008

IF - Vacant

Got this just in time for the end of the week's Illustration Friday...

Poor Bear's special jar seems strangely vacant.

Pauvre Ours, son bocal à l'air étrangement vide.

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Friday, October 31, 2008

Cycling design

Here's a new cycling / biking design recently uploaded to Zazzle gallery.


I'm playing around with this one a bit, creating bumper stickers and mugs so far. I'll be making T-shirts and other fun stuff over the weekend. http://www.zazzle.com/riverbynight



Un nouveau dessin récemment ajouté à ma gallerie Zazzle.
Je m'amuse un peux à faire des autocollants et tasses. Les T-shirts seront pour ce weekend. Venez voir un peux à la link en haut.


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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

IF- Repair

The repair crew is hard at work.

L'équipe réparations en plein travail.


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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Livestock Show sign

I'm re-doing the Live Stock Show sign for the FFA group, here at the high school where I teach.

It's have a sheep, a goat, a steer, and a pig once completed. Here's the progression:

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Handle bars and surfer

I'm feeling the desire to get back to drawing these days, so I did just that. :-)
These two are for an Active Life series that will be displayed on my Zazzle Art Gallery.
Both images will be colored soon and reposted here.






Je resens le besoins de déssiner dernièrement, et donc voila.
C'est deux images feront parties d'une serie intitulée "Active Life", ou "Vie Active" dans ma gallery Zazzle.
Je les passerai bientot à la couleur.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Neglected blog -busy busy

This poor little blog has been much neglected for a long time... that's because I have be so very busy with everything else.

I have recently discovered Zazzle and am in the beginning stages of setting up multiple galleries with them.

See here --> http://www.zazzle.com/RiverbyNight


I have also been building Squidoo lenses, with a goal of 50 lens to achieve Giant Squid status. Yes, you read that right. ;-)

I put together what is called a Lensography, which is an index lens (page) for all squidoo lenses built.

See that one here --> http://www.squidoo.com/Sunfishography


More later.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Circle Project 2

This was the second Circle Project I did. The first image really shows how it starts, with the magazine cut outs. If you look closely, you can see my pencil lines as I figure out the composition.




Voici le 2ème Project Cercle. La première image montre bien comment ça commence, avec les cercles de magazines. Regardez de pret et vous verrez mon crayon alors que je vois ma composition.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Circle Project 1

I call this the Circle Project.

I cut random circles out of magazines and newspaper, glue them on a piece of paper, and create a coherent composition from that. It's a great challenge and I really enjoy the problem solving aspect of it.

Here are 3 shots showing the evolution of the piece.






J'appelle ce project le Project Cercle.

Je découpe plusieurs cercles dans des magazines et journaux, puis en colle quelques un sur une page de papier. Il faut en suite créer une composition qui se tient d'après les bouts d'images données.

J'adore ce project, pour la simple raison d'avoir un problem à résoudre. Et puis cet amusant.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

IF -Homage

This is for the IF theme Homage. Mine is to Moebius, a great influence for me and one artist I would fly around the world to see in person once in my life if I could.


When I saw this week's theme I thought of this little sketch I did a while back immediately. I dug it out and applied colors to it. I'm rather please with it like this.


Ce sketch est pour IF avec comme thème Homage. Le mien est dédié à Moebius, une grande influence pour moi, et certainement un artist que j'aimerai rencontrer en personne au moin une fois dans ma vie.

Quand j'ai vue le thème pour cette semaine, j'ai tout de suite pensé à ce dessin fais il y a quelque temp. Je l'ai vite retrouvé et appliqué un peut de couleur. J'en suis assé contente, à vrai dire.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

IF: Heavy

That water bucket sure is heavy!



Poor Papa Bear is looking a little heavy today.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Len: Believe Mandala, more colors

Custom Work-
Len's mandala: Believe
Working out a few more color schemes.

Sue: Secrets Kill, More colors

Custom Work-
Sue's Secrets Kill mandala variations

I really like the way all three came out. The colors where just flowing tonight.
J'aime beaucoup la façcon dont ces trois sont sorties. Les couleurs marchaient toutes seules se soir.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Sue: Secrets Kill

Custom work: Secrets Kill mandala.

Study variation B

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Len: Believe Mandala

Custom work. "Believe" Mandala.

Variation A:

Variation B:


Two color schemes worked out for variation B:


Sue: Great Spirit Loves Mandala

Custom work.
Here is the "Great Spirit Loves" Mandala, variation B from previous post, formatted poster style.
Travail sur commande.
Voici la Mandala "Great Spirit Loves", 2ème variation, mise en couleurs format posters.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Mandala; GSL

Custom Work: "Great Spirit Loves" Mandala -rough layout

Variation A

Variation B

Friday, January 11, 2008

Forest Ranger #2


I think I've got him. This project had sort of fallen by the wayside in the midst of all else. I pulled it out today with the intention of finishing it this month, and here he is: final sketch.

Je crois que c'est bon. Ce project est un peut tombé dans les oubliettes. Je l'ai resorti aujourd'hui avec l'intention d'en finir ce moi-çi. Et bien le voilà: sketch definitif.

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