Oct 31, 2012

Happy Halloween from my spooky ghost!

I love Halloween -- dressing up, going to parties, carving pumpkins and trick-or-treating. I am not into the spooky part of Halloween, but this year, my son wanted to be a ghost, and I thought it would be fun to get a ghostly image of my little guy. This is a composite image of the two photos below. And, yes, it took a while to get the flashlight positioned just right and then a good chunk of time to edit it. What do you think? Enjoy your Halloween! 

Oct 4, 2012

My New (Old) Hobby | Pencil Illustration

Photography used to be my hobby, but now it's definitely more "work" than play. So, lately, I've been going back to illustration as a creative outlet. I developed my drawing skills in high school--and it's literally been years since I've taken on a project like this.

This illustration was a surprise for my friend's birthday. I borrowed a few old photographs from her daughter--you can see the image I used to the left of the illustration--and tried to go for that older vintage-portrait feel with my drawing.

Thanks to my trusty camera, I can have a record of my work, even though I gave the original away to my friend today. In the future, I hope I'll be good enough to move on to pen and ink, but right now, pencil and eraser are my medium of choice (mostly because of the eraser--grin).