Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Tea, n. - refreshments usually including tea with snacks served in late afternoon

I started sketching an idea I had for an SCBWI contest. It came to me very slowly...in fact too slowly. I still have the fantastic idea, part of which you can see to the left, but I'm trying new techniques, and that leaves no room for time. I could have rushed the piece, but I inevitably would have messed up and been ticked off about the whole thing. I ended up not submitting to the contest. Oh well, I can look forward to a great piece in my portfolio.
I decided that I would take one of the characters from my SCBWI piece and transfer them to a very simple illustration. I don't want to give myself permission to say "It's okay if you miss an I-Fri, no biggie." I'm practicing with deadlines, and if I can't handle I-Fri, I need to tighten the belt. (Although things like, my day job do occasionally interfere and that can't be helped!)
Here they are, two lady bears enjoying a tete-a-tea! I'm not very fond of it, but it gets the job done. You know, now that I'm looking at them...these girls remind me of gummy bears.

8 comments:

  1. Very charming drawings, Dee.

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  2. Sweet characters. I like your sketch for the scbwi contest, very charming. My piece for the contest is unfinished too, so I didn't submit eighter. Well.. maybe well make the next one.
    www.wynlen.no

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  3. My goodness..you sure know how to make a bear look civilized, and even approachable! I'd have tea with these ladies! I love the light and cheerful colors you used, and the great faces and gestures. I know what you mkean about IF - I have made a promise to myself to do it every week - sometimes it's the only art I can fit in with my "real life" work schedule, so I don't want to let it go. This is great!

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  4. Lovely!! I especially like their hats, and the colouring is excellent!

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  5. what lovely drawings! i really like the colors and linework on the finished piece. and yes, the other picture is going to make such a strong piece for your portfolio! ;)

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  6. fun stuff, dee!

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  7. Hi Dee

    I like that pencil :D she is really having fun
    I also love tea

    ciao

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  8. love the concept sketch. i also love your finished submission - those - the expressions on their faces perfectly depict how girlfriends laugh when they get together.

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