Friday, December 28, 2012

Ballookey in Mary's Round 3 book

Hey all - I finished and sent Mary's book out before the holiday last week. Hopefully if she hasn't gotten it already she should get it soon. That was the last book I had to work in, and I have my own book back, so I'm officially done with round 3.

The drawings I did in Mary's might look a bit like I just re-drew the same thing over & over, but really they tell the story of a kitty passing from this life into the next. I was inspired by Jessie Hirsch's (some of you may remember her from Round 1 of the Exchange) story of her cat making the trip over the rainbow bridge last year.

These images don't really match her story or her cat, but that was the inspiration.

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The following image was a collaboration Andrea started. I was supposed to start it for her to finish, but I was so behind, I sent the book to her asking her to start the page. She gave it to me with the outline of the figure shown. I knew it was supposed to be a garden gnome, so I tried to make it something a little bit different. ;) It serves as a trippy welcoming committee to the kitty upon reaching the hereafter.


This is the completed collaboration page with Mike. His drawing reminded me of fuchsia flowers, which hummingbirds love. Andrea did the lettering, and I'm not sure if she or someone else did the cloud-shapes on the right. I added the hummingbirds and the breeze.

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jasmine said...

oh wow. These drawings are amazing. I just stumbled across your blog and think I will follow! Wish I could draw :)

Ellen said...

Omg! I love this!!!!!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

THEY ARE WONDERFUL and all the more so in person in my Moley which I am happy to report I have back, thank you Ballookey! I hope to post about it, maybe after my daughter's wedding (Jan 5, and Christmas on the 6th.)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

My daughters live 400+ miles away, so please exert any influence you might have on making the weather good between Detroit and Syracuse for the occasion. I really want to be there.

roma said...

This came out gorgeous. The cloud shapes were mine. :)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

They are truly great in person!! :-D I am honored.