Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Mission Completed: Another Valentine

As Valentine's Day is drawing closer, it was becoming more and more apparent that the "Because I Love You" card was probably not the best option to send to my 3 year-old nephew.  Since I like to send my niece and nephew little surprise packages filled with holiday goodies, I really needed to come up with an illustration a bit more appropriate.  This is what I've come up with for the little guy.  He LOVES trains.  I'm not sure about his feelings towards giraffes, though I'm sure they are more positive than not.  I still need to come up with something for the niece.  Gotta go fill up some more sketch book pages!

copyright Geri Shields, 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013

Mission Completed: Mini Paintings

As mentioned in the previous post, I spent most of yesterday working on these little guys.  I may get some mini frames for them.  They will be posted for sale soon!  Until then, here's a peek!

mini paintings     copyright Geri Shields, 2013

Feline Friday: a studio companion

I spent the majority of the day yesterday working on some mini paintings.  The desk in the studio is strategically placed next to the heating vent so I can stay cozy while working on projects.  Mr. F decided to be my studio companion yesterday and took up residence on the vent, defeating the purpose of my desk placement.  Happy Friday!


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

In the Studio: Minimize

I finally got around to clearing off my work desk in the studio.  This has been long overdue.  Last night I utilized my freshly cleaned desk by making a mess and a small army of mini paintings.  This is the progress thus far.  The brightly colored backgrounds patiently await the application of their subjects.

Mid Week Sketch: Radio

For whatever reason, I prefer radios with control knobs instead of buttons.

copyright Geri Shields, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

Feline Friday: Heads Up

I'm still working out the kinks in the character sketches I posted a few weeks ago.  The cat went through some minor changes.  I've been working mainly on the face and a couple of expressions.  He's still in rough condition, but is looking little more streamlined.  Happy Friday!

copyright Geri Shields, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Mid Week Sketch: walkman

I still use mine from time to time.

copyright Geri Shields, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

Feline Friday: Because I Love You!

In time for Valentine's Day, I give you "Because I Love You!"  This piece is inspired by the many "gifts" I have received from my little furry coworker.  She means well, I think, but mostly the presents are a bit unpleasant.  If only she could learn to bring me a cupcake or coffee instead of the usual rodent.  At least I know she loves me, or I pretend that she does!

There are prints of this creepy yet adorable illustration in both the 8"x10" and 5"x7" sizes in my shop!  There's even a note card of it for you to give to your sweetie for Valentine's Day!  Head on over and check them out.  While you're there, check out the other cards available and newly added goodies, including the original painting of "Are You Ready to Bumble?"  More to come!  Happy Friday!

Because I Love You! - digital illustration     copyright Geri Shields, 2013

Because I Love You - note card     copyright Geri Shields, 2013

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Mid Week Sketch: Happy Trees!

Who doesn't need a little pick me up during the week?  I know I do.  This quick sketch did the trick!  Happy trees for everyone!

Happy Trees     copyright Geri Shields, 2013

Friday, January 4, 2013

Feline Friday: Sketches

Well, I'm finally back from winter holidays!  For my first post of the new year, I wanted to share some sketches for a project I've been working on.  These are very early, preliminary character sketches for a story I've written.  The characters will probably go through a few changes before they are solidified, but I like where they are headed thus far.  These are the two main characters, and of course, one is cat.  There will be many more characters to come in the near future!  Happy Friday!

copyright Geri Shields, 2013

copyright Geri Shields, 2013