Monday, April 14, 2014

Template to Make Jumping Jack

I put the template to make this Jumping Jack at my shop. The illustration is done in pastel on a light grey paper. When you add strings on the back the figure will "jump".

Saturday, April 12, 2014

My Chicken

Had some prints made of the chicken from my illustration for the website "They Draw and Cook". Fits perfectly in this frame that I had on hand, and it does add a pop of color to my kitchen.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Chicken Salad Recipes Illustrated

The illustration is for They Draw and Cook. It is done in pastels on a cinnamon Mi-Tientes paper. I don't generally use this much orange! I think it's a reaction to all the rain and gloom we have been having. But it is sunny today to welcome in spring.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Folded Butterfly

These paper butterfly ornaments are fun and easy to make. The butterfly is one of my illustrations done in pastels. Just "like" my Facebook, send an email to vicki.smith.art@gmail.com and I will email you the template and instructions in a pdf! Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Illustrated Pears for They Draw and Cook

I illustrated three recipes that use pears for the contest at the website They Draw and Cook. I tried all of these out on my family and we liked all of them. They are simple to make, too. Our favorite, surprisingly, was the pizza with provolone, sliced pear and walnuts. A little unusual, right? The hardest part was waiting for the pears to get ripe so that I could try out the recipes.

 

You can read the recipes much better here.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Owl Mask Illustration

I drew the owl, on a dark purple paper that had a lot of texture, using my pastels. The paper was certainly not intended for pastels, but the texture seemed to work to convey the feeling of feathers. We don't have many art supply stores locally, so if I don't want to order something online, I always check out the local big box store that sells craft items.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Deer Mask with Antlers

I just finished a pastel illustration so that I could print this mask. There are so many deer where we live that it can be perilous out driving particularly in the early evening. I especially like to see them off in the distance in large herds. This mask is available here.