Category Archives: mouse

Three Hundred and Sixty-Five!

OMG, I finished and with 2 hours to spare! I finished the revised challenge that is, 365 images in 3 years time! We’ll it is the last post of the challenge and as I was scrambling to finish up the images I did have the opportunity to finish a couple pieces I felt really strongly about, this one included. It completed my panel piece which I will post in full at a later time. I love the critters in contrast with the designs on the eggs. I realize the two aspects don’t blend well but I love the juxtaposition. These little critters were initially born from  this challenge so it seemed fitting to end with a group of them. Also, as Easter is only a few days away why not celebrate! I’ll be doing a recap post this week so I won’t babble on here but always Enjoy and see you next time!

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Three Hundred and Thirty-One!

Drew these little two while in bed, just a little sketch but it was relaxing to do. The guy offering the present looks ridiculous like a stuffed animal of something. I love the other guy though, his face really works for me. Enjoy and see you next time.

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Three Hundred and Twenty Nine! 

Back to my favorite little critters. Hands up in the bathroom! I always love these type of images, they are actually the hardest for me to paint but are so rewarding. I would also like to say that this is probably the closets I’ll get to a self-portrait anytime soon. Enjoy and see you next time!

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Two Hundred and Thirteen!

Yesterday was one of those days where I needed to go to bed at like 2 in the afternoon, but somehow managed to keep pulling energy stores from the most hidden nooks and crannies of my body. When I started painting this image I tried to tell myself “don’t worry if you do not finish it, it will still count as a day” but in the end I could not stop painting until I felt it was complete enough. Naturally, that meant that on a day when I woke up at 4am I stayed up until after 11pm only to be back up at 3:50am. Needless to say I am a walking zombie  and could at any moment fall asleep; maybe while typing this post, washing my hands or attempting to eat toast, who knows! The motivation of a treat this afternoon is currently keeping the wheels turning, a delicious iced coffee from my most favorite coffee shop in the world, Yes please. Thank you P.S. Deli for existing. Anyway, enough about my lack of sleep, the image below is another study on mice. These images are just sample illustrations meant to someday be used as reference points. Enjoy and see you next time!

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Three Hundred and Eleven!

Continuing with these studies, this image got a bit more involved. Working to create a story line while practicing these figures. I love the blanket about to cover the sleep mouse. The hanging guy looks like a monkey but I guess I know what not to do next time! Enjoy.

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Three Hundred and Ten!

 

 

 

Back to the furry critters. Not entirely sure what prompted the stacking but I went with it. Not too much to discuss, this is really just a study on different variations on position. I hope to eventually put them all together and work on a story line. Enjoy and See you next time.

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Three Hundred!

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OMG, 300 down only 65 more to go before April 2nd, about 45 days. I haven’t been able to get ahead of the 1.5 drawings a day but at least I am currently on track. I find week nights most difficult as the choice between a yummy meal, a good work out, the chance to draw, sleep or just relax becomes pretty tough. Regardless, it is images like this that remind me I need to paint. Above is the full image, its long and skinny like prior post but its my exploration of these furry critters that I enjoy. I tried to give them a story, whether that be the journey through the dark with only a lantern for light or the welcoming sight of a friend at their front door. Below are close-ups of each critter. Let me know your thoughts, I do not get feedback like my days in school so anything would be wonderfully helpful. Enjoy and see you next time!

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Journey through the night (above)

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The Welcoming Friend (above)

 

 

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Two Hundred and Ninety-Eight!

Love my little critters. I need to practice with these characters more often though. This was never intended to be an image with a mouse but instead a study of shape. When the mouse developed I ran with it but there were a number of images that came off the same sheet of paper that did focus on shape development and my use of watercolor. Those will be posted once they are complete. Enjoy and see you next time!

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Two Hundred and Ninety-Two!

Switching gears, focusing on some character drawings instead. I know it seems somewhat strange that I jump from totally random or abstract imagery to this but I love the result of these studies.I want to integrate the two but until then I will work on them separately. This little fellow was too cute to not draw and in regards to the wheels… I have no idea. Maybe next time he will be driving the cart these wheels belong to! That would be a pretty great image. Enjoy and see you next time.

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Two Hundred Sixty-Six!

 

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The above is another in the series I worked on while attempting to find the right piece to use on my friends baby shower invitation. I suppose I have to admit that this little mouse was the result of watching the movie “The Witches” based off the Roald Dahl book, which happens to be one of my favorites. Enjoy!

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