March 31, 2011

The Ice Cream Machine

I recently had an art date with one of my good friends. Her son is 6 years old and he likes to draw machines, trucks, construction sites, underground spy caves, underground mines... It's amazing!!! He has the mind of an engineer... Well, I had the privilege to learn how to draw my own machine, under his supervision of course! He showed me how to draw the motor in the bottom left corner, and the cabin at the top.... Then he let me customize my machine with an add-on: the ice cream holder. My final drawing is nothing compared to his intricate, detailed compositions, but I had fun trying :)

It truly is refreshing to see the world through a child's eyes...

March 16, 2011

5 Days in the Life...

I tried to draw every day last week, but some days I got distracted and forgot to, or didn't have time to. But it's ok, because on the days that I did take the time to do this, I had fun. It's like a little mental getaway of sorts :)

March 4th was a Friday, and I guess I was feeling pretty 80s or something.. ;) haha the colors in real life are neon...

March 5th I got this weird feeling at one point, that felt like some sort of "foreshadowing" to spring. The next day a lot of snow melted away with rain, so that was great!!! :)

March 7th, Monday, I was looking at my calculator a lot because I was given a new method to report my work hours to Natalie. So I drew the day like my calculator.

March 9th I had some quiet time early in the morning, watching the sun rise outside my window. There were some nice fluffy snowflakes falling peacefully. Some Canadian geese flying back from the south were making me laugh because the way they were flying made them look like they were freezing cold and/or needed to go to the bathroom.

March 10th I just wanted to try something with watercolor again, but it turned out looking weird and not as I imagined it would. Oh well.

I completely forgot about these until today (wednesday the 16th!) So I'm gonna try to start another week of drawings tomorrow :)

March 07, 2011

Les sorcières de Salem (The Crucible)

I don't have any new art to post today, so I decided to post an illustration I made for one of my college classes in 2009. It's a design for a poster for the play called "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. I've personally never seen the play, but I read about it and used what little I knew about the plot to inspire me with this piece. I'm very proud of this illustration :)