Wednesday, October 06, 2010

More morning inspiration

When I'm walking along with my dog in the morning, listening to the latest Escape from Illustration Island podcast on the shuffle, and this is my view...a pretty fabulous start to the day.

A few other things great finds today:
*Diane Sudyka's beautiful watercolor birds in a fall birdwatching print
*This Mr. Batman figurine cracks me up...and I want him
*You may have already seen these, but I love the simplicity and sophistication of these dinner concert series posters by Shauna Mae

Monday, October 04, 2010

Napping koala

sleeping koala-watercolor
A simple watercolor illustration I did last Monday. Below is the sketch reference from an August trip to the LA zoo.
sleeping koala-sketch
I actually like the weight of the sketched body more than the watercolor one. Maybe I need to start moving faster with my quill.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Sketchbook Sunday: LA zoo

Hippo underwater and Francois's Langurs on the right
Howler monkey, front and back
Some sort of deer...I didn't write down the name

All these are from a visit to the Los Angeles zoo in August, on a very hot and sunny afternoon. Most animals were hiding in the shade or looking slightly passed out.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Weekend links

I love the pattern the virginia creeper makes against the kitchen window shade in the afternoon and also the happy chair fabric at Paco's Tacos (new neighborhood joint so much cooler and more delicious than it sounds).

Some links from the past week:
Happy rest of the weekend!