Sunday, November 29, 2009

Illustration Friday: Entangled

Wow, it's been ages!
A while ago I got this book:

Although I enjoyed browsing it, I haven't got to use it, until today. Well, I didn't exactly use it, other than as a clipboard, but I certainly was inspired by it:

Not the most scary mythological beast, I know. But this goat-serpent creature just saw the hay stacks, and in its excitement got all entangled as it fell from wherever it is mythological beasts sit.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wedding Card in Color

I ended up coloring the card myself. You can tell I have absolutely no experience in water colors...

At least it looks a lot more colorful.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Toby's Wedding Card

Recently I only draw when I feel I have to... Shame, I know. But a really good excuse came up in the form of an office-mate wedding. Even though we (me and the other office-mates) hardly know her, I thought it would be nice to give her little gift (and thus share the cost). Isn't it obvious that I should also make her a card?
She did her PhD on sharks, and her new husband (they're probably either already married, or in the process of getting married as I type) worked on coral reef fishes. Hence the theme:

What do you think of the expression on the fishes' faces? :)
By the way, the inside reads: "...but you can do it! Congratulations, Toby and Jeff!"

I'm quite amazed it came out so well, to tell the truth. I find it incredible that I had such patience for all that detail. As you can tell, I'm shamelessly proud of myself :)

Anna said she'd bring water colors on Monday. I think water colors will look better than markers or colored pencils, so I'm going to let her paint it. I will try not to forget the camera, so I can post a colored version of the card later.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Illustration Friday: Wrapped

Chicken Burrito

This is NOT how Harvey planned to spend the evening... :(

(Vegetarian Month is coming soon!)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Illustration Friday: Impatience

Rongo couldn't wait to get home. His wife baked a delicious strawberry-mint cake for his birthday.

This is my first Illustration Friday drawing where the idea followed the doodle. That's probably why it's also different from my usual style. I like it.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Illustration Friday: Modify

Sheldon decided to add an attic, so he can store all of his books (he likes to relax and read in the attic, as well).

You can probably tell I have to modify my own house... Such a sloppy illustration...

Monday, July 20, 2009

Illustration Friday: Tango

They say it takes two to tango, but when you're a snake, a couple more may prove very handy.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Illustration Friday: Hollow

- Everybody says I'm hollow...
- That's not true, you're just contently-challenged!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Illustration Friday: Worn

Zebra problems:

It's been a while since my last entry (too busy buying a house) -- but here it is! In between looking for a house, packing, and designing a kitchen, I was finally more eager than ever to doodle...
All my drawing materials are already packed, so I just used a scrap paper and a pencil :)

Oh, and I have to share this too: What do you get when you leave a horse and zebra without a chaperon? A zorse, of course!

You can read Eclyse's amazing story here.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Illustration Friday: Hierarchy

Pecking Order at the Gallinskys:

... pretty much like any other family :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Illustration Friday: Impossibility

Madongo didn't realize the impossibility of his action...

... and that's how he ended up in Picacho Peak, AZ.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Illustration Friday: Fleeting

I'll admit, I wasn't very inspired to draw this week and last. But since I already missed last week's topic, I decided to do something, however uninspired I feel. So here's an Easter bunny. The sun only came out for a fleeting moment, but a rainbow appeared nonetheless, giving Bunny something to look for, now that Easter's over.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Illustration Friday: Poise

I have to admit - I had to look it up. Did you know that it is also a measurement unit of viscosity? One Pascal second equals tens poises! :)

However, I decided to go with the more traditional meaning of the word:

This seal is lucky, because he lives in the Galapagos Islands. What a beautiful place. More importantly - protected.
Other seals are not so lucky...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Illustration Friday: Subtract

What do you get when you subtract a lion?

- a sad lion...

I need to learn how to color more professionally...

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Illustration Friday: Legendary

The Legendary Chickalo

The chickalo is believed to have roamed the grasslands of North America in great numbers. Alas, due to its delicious wings - a favorite American dish - it has gone extinct.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Illustration Friday: Intricate

The [imaginary] intricate connections in the animal kingdom:

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Illustration Friday: Breezy

I didn't have email access till last night, and so I had to draw this week's topic on the plane. It was quite fun, having to do it correctly because there's no pencil and eraser. So here you go, quite simple, but it came out pretty much as I wanted :)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Illustration Friday: Instinct

It's Gail's instinct to stop in front of every shoe shop, and gaze...

... even when it wasn't exactly the right style...

OK, here I tried to create a more minimalistic style, but obviously, I failed. I feel like I always have too much details for it to be a clean, simple drawing, but then not enough detail to be a really nice, elaborate work. Any suggestions on how to work toward clean and simple would be appreciated!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Illustration Friday: Celebrate!

Peste's celebrating while we're gone...

One day, many years ago, my sister baked a pecan pie and left it on the table to cool down before we left to my uncles to celebrate Rosh Hashana. When we came back, the pecans were scattered all over the table, and the rest of the pie was half eaten. Apparently, Peste, aka Pistuki didn't like pecans. One of the VERY few things she didn't like.

Pistuki died almost 6 years ago. I still miss her very much.
Oh, and by the way, Pistuki was a lot cuter in real life than in this drawing.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Illustration Friday: Time

"Excellent! It's gonna be a LOOOOOOONG time till my next visit to the hairdresser!"

Monday, February 2, 2009

Illustration Friday: Flawed


What's flawed in one may be the norm in another

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Illustration Friday: Climbing

The Wrong Shoes

Joey didn't mean to climb the refrigerator, he just put the wrong shoes on before trying to open it...

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Illustration Friday: Pale

Count Hippocula

Hippos look cute and harmless in their chubbiness, but they're actually one of the most aggressive animals in the world! So beware!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Illustration Friday: Contained

Sasha the Snake Houdini

I'm glad I got a chance to draw a snake... As you can see from this drawing and others, I don't really know what to do with my characters' hands, and usually they just end up in pockets. With snakes this problem is elegantly avoided :)
If you have any suggestions and/or references to other hand postures, please let me know. Thanks!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Illustration Friday: Resolve #2

I know it looks like a 5 year old made this drawing. Perhaps it's because I see this issue with a 5 year old's eyes. To me it's very simple: people should not fight. After all, we are smart enough to convey complex thoughts and ideas with words, so why not use this uniquely human attribute to solve problem -- why not talk instead of resorting to weapons and terror?
I know it's not realistic, but as members of my family either have to seek shelter when the alarm sounds or are sent to fight in Gaza a war that they did not ask for, I hope that in 2009 Israelis and Palestinians would resolve to stop fighting and resolve their issues once and for all through the only possible way: talking.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Illustration Friday: Resolve

For 2009, just like the past 7 years, Georgie resolved to eat more and exercise less.