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SkADayMo – Day 22

Sometimes you just have “those” days and you get off on the wrong foot in the morning. All day I’ve been feeling down because of a discussion that happened with my daughter. I can’t wait ’til she comes home.

I need a hug

I need a hug

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SkADaMo Day 19

So I spent a couple hours painting this elephant today. Quickly laid in color. Not taking too much time. Thinking about my color, mixing it on my pallet, then placing it on the paper. No need to go over and create layers and layers of paint. It feels fresh and extremely loose.

I feel the rhythm of their strut, feel the warmth of Africa, and enjoy the swing of their tails. “Tails”. Done.

It is just how I imagined it to be.

This feels like the last page in a picture book. I think I’ll write its story next.

Ele & Mom (finished)

Ele & Mom (finished)

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SkADaMo Day 18

Just got off of one of the busiest weekends of my life. (It reminded me of the holidays.) Am I glad it is Monday and I get some alone time with my pencil and paper! Ahhhhh! :)

I am continuing with the theme of “tail” and got this image in my mind of swinging tails. I wanted to see if I could draw the accentuated hip action and beautiful sway of an elephant — of a mama and her baby walking in sync as you can imagine them walking in Africa.

I will paint it tomorrow. Today, I ran out of day.

"tails" pencil sketch

“tails” pencil sketch

"tails" inked

“tails” inked

 

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SkADaMo – Day 12

This one is for yesterday…

I LOVE how the creative process works. So I started brainstorming what could be at the end of the doggie holding the umbrella (Monday’s sketch) and came up with an idea. Doodled it, then I based my PiBoIdMo (picture book story idea of the day) on the flying dog and my new sketch. Something triggered. And, hold on, Nellie, the ideas were a-flowin’!! The good news is that I came up with a story idea that I would like to develop and see where it takes me! The bad news is that I could not share it with you now because I don’t want to leak any possible golden nuggets!

So… got past that idea and late last night (still needing to come up with a sketch) I decided to play with emotions of determination and possible anger and did two very rough ideas. This is what I came up with.

At the end of the rope

At the end of the rope

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Character ideas

Since I’m doing “Storybook Idea A Day” also this month, I’m toying around with some character ideas. Doodles are all these are. I might develop one further tomorrow. We’ll see what inspires.

character ideas

character ideas

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