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illustration friday – spooky

illustration friday - spooky

illustration friday - spooky

I’ve been so busy with custom work this week, I almost didn’t get a chance to finish this in time. Here it is, if not a bit under the wire. What would be spookier–if a group of these rascals showed up at your doorstep on a dark night, or if they showed up AND you had no candy to offer? I shudder to think!

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illustration friday: transportation

personalized cars kids' banner

personalized cars kids' banner

I’m cheating and using an existing design for this week’s Illustration Friday theme, transportation. This personalized kids’ banner I designed a while back came to mind immediately. On a personal note, my daughter has a sudden fascination with the “cool bus” (school bus), to the point where I may need to print one of these posters with her name for her birthday!

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illustration friday: proverb – a witch’s poison apple

illustration friday: proverb - an apple a day - cute witch

illustration friday: proverb - an apple a day - cute witch

This week’s Illustration Friday theme is “proverb,” and I chose “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”… unless that apple is a witch’s poison apple! I’m in the mood for all things Halloween, so I’ve been looking for an excuse to doodle something spooky. I’m considering making this available as a seasonal print in the Calobee Doodles shop, although I fear all the black-on-black will be difficult to reproduce.

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illustration friday: star gazing

I started working on something simple for this week’s Illustration Friday topic, star gazing, and came up with this… catch any falling stars lately?

Then I started to wonder… what if the stars were gazing at us, too?

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illustration friday: early

illustration friday: early

“Early” is a relative term. Never was this so clear as when I had my daughter a year and a half ago.

In college, I mapped out my schedule such that I could avoid 8 a.m. classes whenever possible. I made that mistake in my first semester, all for a Women’s Studies class during which I could barely keep my eyes open.  That was my first and only early morning class.

Six years later, our newborn daughter sleeps until 5:30 a.m. and I do a victory dance. Even now, waking up at 7:30 a.m. is something of a luxury in this house. Funny how things change!

This was drawn loosely from a photo of Elspeth when she was about three months old. I thought I’d play around with a different style… it didn’t quite capture what I wanted to capture, but it gave me the opportunity to experiment, I suppose.