Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Illustration Friday: Crooked

a Couple of Cuddling Crooknecks 

Hmmm...maybe I should do an alphabet series...

I've been trying to think of a good subject for the topic, "crooked", while repeatedly walking past a huge pile of these squash on my kitchen counter. Obviously, it finally dawned on me that crookneck squash fit the bill. The plants are getting scraggly and overgrown, but they're still producing like crazy. 

I'm annoyed with myself because I rushed a bit while working on these shadows and made them too dark; it's tricky when you have a yellow subject on a white background. Then I tried to soften them by adding a little crosshatching, which wasn't all that successful either. Ah well, live and learn: Slow down. And plant fewer squash next year.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Summer's End

I'm going to be out of town for a few days, so I thought I'd wish you a happy Labor Day weekend with this little sketch from a post last June. When I was growing up, Labor Day officially closed the door on our summer. It meant the closing of the public swimming pools, and, unlike today, was immediately followed by the first day of school. 
Have a relaxing end-of-the-summer weekend!