Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mothers and Emails

I've been on a bit of a blog hiatus recently due to a brief but much enjoyed trip to San Diego. I can barely call it a vacation though since I was busy pretty much 97% of the time I was there. Here's a riddle for you: What can you have simultaneously too much and not enough of?
Answer : delicious San Diego Mexican food.

Before I left I completed another paid assignment (awesome). This time it was to produce a painting that would be a mother's day present for my cousin Mona. Okay, the job came from within the family, but it's still something. I decided to use a combination of watercolor and colored pencil on this one and discovered that canvas is definitely not the best recipient for watercolor (something I already suspected), but the end result came out well so I'll just chalk it all up to a successful learning experience.

I also documented different stages of the painting process and created my first ever animated gif. Hopefully it's not too disorienting. If you miss the transformation, be patient, it will replay every ten seconds. The other semi-exciting news is I've set up an official email address for the blog.

Pretty easy to remember right? This also leads me to my first email drawing challenge: If you send me a photograph, I will draw it and post it on the blog. Exceptions for inappropriate pictures, but I have faith in my reading public. Who has the moxy to accept my challenge? Eh??