Thursday, October 21, 2010

Illustration Friday - Spooky












Something a little different for me! I didn't think I would be able to participate in IF this week. But, while I was in the waiting room for a doctor's appointment this morning I did the black and white drawing at the top of this post. I did it with a ball point pen on the back of a fairly small receipt that was in my purse. When I got home, I added a little color in Photoshop. I think I still like the black and white version best though. The inspiration for this drawing was my sweet little dog, Kappy. (So scary!) She won an award for her vampire costume at a fund raiser for a dog park last summer. That's my husband, Paul, who is also pretty sweet! I had this little vampire (Kappy) in mind when I did my spooky sketch at the doctor's office. As usual, I took some artistic license. Not my best work, that's for sure! But it was kind of fun and helped to pass the time. 

13 comments:

Catherine Luce said...

Imagine that little guy as inspiration!Good imagination.

michele said...

Hi Marion! Some of the best work is done while sitting and waiting for appointments! This is no exception! I'd also give Kappy an award just for being so darned cute! Hope he gets lots of treats! :o)

kathy hare said...

Very spooky indeed! I also think I like your original drawing the most.. :) x

Janet Dibbydabby.com illustrator said...

How gorgeous and spooky :-)

Breadwig said...

hahahaha, that is so awesome.

Marion Eldridge said...

Thanks, everybody! This is one of those posts that I wasn't so sure I wanted to do. The last time I did that I wound up deleting it. But, I think this one will stay. Even if I don't think it's anywhere near up to snuff, I think sometimes these things can evolve into something better. So, it's good to share, I guess. I did find I like sketching with a ball point pen too. Sort of. Well, if I don't have my usual stuff! lol!
Thanks again everyone!

Susan Miller said...

I really like it. I like the color alot.
Some of my best ideas have been waiting for appointments.
Looks like you spent your waiting time well

Ann Marie said...

I think it's great, Marion!! This spontaneous sketch has a lot of life. I'm glad you posted it! Don't you love it when you can accomplish a little project like this during unexpected moments?
I like that you added a photo of cute little Kappy, too!

Marion Eldridge said...

Thanks Susan and Ann Marie! It was kind of fun. Still anxious to get some color back on this blog though. Soon, I hope!

Liza Woodruff said...

So sweet. I love how you used your doodle and added color. Love your puppy!

Marion Eldridge said...

Thanks, Liza!

Joanne Friar said...

You've inspired me to get busy and draw whenever and wherever possible!

Marion Eldridge said...

Oh good, Joanne! I'm really not so good about that myself. And, I have had an ongoing debate with myself about deleting this post. But, you've made me glad that I didn't delete it! Thanks!