Illustration Friday Sketchbook – "Resolve"

[6 Jan 2009 | By | 17 Comment(s) | 3,290 views ]

Last year, my new years resolution (one I actually remembered and tried to keep) was to do a new Illustration Friday every week. I came so close. I missed Voices, the week of Christmas… Just too much else going on. But I’m still proud of myself :)

ResolveWhat do I resolve for this year? I don’t know… Apparently it’s not to actually color a piece before I claim it as my IF :) But I like this sketch. I’m not sure I’ve ever even done a self portrait.. it does look VAGUELY like me, heh.

Real Resolutions?
Well, I am going to finish the children’s book project that I’ve been working on.
And continue to try to do IF every week, simply because it forces me to draw.
And lose 10 pounds :)

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17 Comment(s) »

  • Katie [] :

    I like your sketch too. I wish my first sketches turned out this nice. Happy New Year!

  • Katie [] :

    I like your sketch too. I wish my first sketches turned out this nice. Happy New Year!

  • Tomás Serrano [] :

    I´m agree with you about IF. Beautiful works last year: Sour is my favorite from your resume.
    Have a great year!

  • Heather Sitarzewski [] :

    Wait did you come steal my resolutions out of my head! Great minds! ;) I made the resolution to do every IF this year too. Maybe we can cheer each other on. I also want to get more proficient at coloring them in the way you do. What program/tools do you use? I’m so happy to have found your creative nook of the cyber world and look forward to all the creative inspiration you have to impart this year! Best Wishes for 09!

  • Dot [] :

    Thanks, Katie!

    And I like Sour alot too, Tomas :)

    Heather, I usually color in Photoshop (CS 2). Maybe I’ll do a tutorial on some of my coloring techniques if you’re interested. It really just takes alot of experimentation and practice with PS, I think, to have it work with your style.

  • Carol Browne [] :

    Oh great! More robot drawings! I do love them.

    Your drawn hair is pretty. :-)

    Happy New Year to you.

  • Juan [] :

    Great, very refreshing ! Dis you already take part in the drawing contests on creationarena ? You should !

    http://en.creationarena.com

  • fookaDESIGNS [] :

    great drawing! good luck with your book!

  • Stacy_blue [] :

    I think it looks like you!

  • Vanessa Brantley Newton [] :

    Dot I really love your sketch. Very nicely done. The sock bunny is adorable! You did a great job on it! You go girl! Busy already in 2009! It’s a good thing.

  • ValGalArt [] :

    Blogger ate my first comment so I will try again. I think you look adorable and your resolutions are great and I look forward to seeing them :)

  • yoon see [] :

    Your sketch is so neat and nice.
    I can see your passion on drawing even this little self portrait one:)

  • claudio [] :

    I invite you to visit my blog. you can find my last works of art at:

    http://www.claudiotomassini.blogspot.com

    yours Claudio Tomassini

  • Juan [] :

    Happy New Year Nancy!
    Wonderful sketch!

  • Eric Barclay [] :

    Great sketch– happy new year!

    On a separate note, I’ve been making a lot of little champagne chairs lately– thanks for posting that.

  • Roberta [] :

    Great sketch!
    Good luck with 2009!

  • Bella Sinclair [] :

    Well, 51 IFs last year is something to be proud of! I like this sketch of you. And the sketch of your sketches, too! Yay to your resolutions this year. I’m looking forward to all your posts.