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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