Saturday, January 29, 2011

Lewis and the Swirling Magic Cloud Stuff

Here's another story from me!

Lewis and the Swirling Magic Cloud Stuff

There was once a little boy whose name was Lewis. On one particular day that had not started out in any extraordinary way, he was sitting in math class feeling awfully bored so he stared out the window and began to wonder.

Then all of a sudden, quite surprisingly to Lewis, something began to slowly spill from his head. Some kind of swirling magic cloud stuff began to seep out of his ears.

He was disturbed by this, but even more disturbing was what the swirling magic cloud stuff was doing.

It began turning into creatures such as purple foxes, bright orange spotted giraffes, and a turquoise zorilla.

Lewis did not know the names of some of the things that the swirling magic cloud stuff became. Such as the creatures who had three eyes, two heads, or long, fuzzy tongues.

More and more of these creatures appeared as more and more of the swirling magic cloud stuff spilled from his ears.

He was becoming a bit concerned because the creatures kept appearing and nobody seemed to notice them but himself.

But the bell rang, ending math class, and Lewis was able to quickly leave the room and all of the creatures in it.

He sped down the hallway passing his fellow classmates, but the swirling magic cloud stuff spilled from his ears even more, making more and more creatures that filled the hallways.

Lewis was going to run out of the school, but a huge creature with horns and claws was standing in his way. So he ducked into the nearest classroom.

The swirling magic cloud stuff and the creatures all followed Lewis into the room. Lewis looked to see that Mr. Artizan was standing in his classroom, smiling over at him.
“I think this may help you, Lewis,” Mr. Artizan said, showing Lewis a desk with a pencil and paper on top of it.

Lewis stopped and looked over at the desk, his creatures all surrounding him and waiting to see what would happen next.

Lewis sat down and picked up the pencil and then began to draw every creature he had seen that had come out of the swirling magic cloud stuff.

Lewis smiled as he drew several pictures of all the creatures he had seen, and once he had drawn them all the creatures disappeared. But the swirling magic cloud stuff never stopped spilling out of his ears.


This one was inspired by a friend (Kevin Blasius), go check out his website and you'll understand how he inspired me. ^_^

I hope you enjoyed it.

p.s. a zorilla is a real creature, google it. ^_^

Friday, January 28, 2011

The letter Tt

Background color, clouds, and letters added in Photoshop.
I thought of adding a ground color to this, but I want to keep all the letters similar by having them have some sort of blue to purple colored background with some slight detail (clouds or bubbles?).

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The letter Jj

hmm, lots of bluish color backgrounds going on. I might still play with these pieces . . . but at this very moment I must go to bed, my eyes hurt and besides, Conan is over now. ^_^

Background color, bubbles, and letters done in Photoshop.

The letter Bb

The background color, clouds, and the letters were added in Photoshop. It took me a while to settle on the color of the sky, but I think I like this shade quite a bit. ^_^

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The letter Nn

So what do you think?
This is the finished piece so far. I added the background, bubbles and the letters using Photoshop. Yay! I like it and am eager to get the rest of the letters drawn out now.

p.s. the Narwhal is a real animal for those of you asking. ^_^

Friday, January 21, 2011


A friend (Guinevere Barber, check her out here) and I decided to do a collaboration piece together over break, mostly for fun. We decided to do the ABCs, you know those things in Day Cares or Elementary schools, "A is for Apple" etc. ?

Well, we decided to illustrate each letter, including an animal and object together that both start with the same letter. So we each took 13 letters, assigning ourselves every other letter. She started with A and I took B (as well as D,F,H,J,L,N,P,R,T,V,X, and Z).

We were supposed to work on it over break, but you know how that can be. Family and holidays easily distract.

I have yet to add the letters and I still want to play with background color in Photoshop . . . but here's what I have thus far: ^_^

Bb bat and balloons

Jj jellyfish and jump rope

Nn narwhal and necklace

Tt turtle and trampoline

all of them were done in watercolor and colored pencil