Monday, December 19, 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

Friday, November 25, 2016

Nutcrackers - Holiday Art - Pen & Ink

I attended an artist talk with 
Robert Oughton, York PA. 
He is a black & white, pen & ink artist/illustrator. 
What an inspiration!!
So - I decided to do a little pen and ink myself.




Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Gingerbread House - Holiday Art

The Gingerbread House

Some of my art is unlovable. This is one of those pieces. 


Before the blender pencil, I was ready to recycle it. 
After using the blender pencil, the colors became more vibrant but it still is a least favorite, overworked, poor composition and just plain yucky.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Elf on a Shelf

Elf on a Shelf
 is the new Christmas rage. 
So I decided I needed an Elf also.



I used the blender pencil on the elf above 
but not on the Elf below.




Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Candy Cane - Holiday Art

This is a BEFORE and AFTER:
colored pencil after using a blender pencil,


and colored pencil before using a blender pencil.


Saturday, November 12, 2016

Holiday Art

Candy Canes
The iconic Holiday candy.
 Tape them on the gifts. 
Stuff them in the cards. 
Hang them on the tree.
But never ever eat them.


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Tis' the Season - Xmas colored pencil

Tis' the Season

Time to get out the RED and GREEN paints and pencils.
Dig out those nostalgic and iconic holiday themes.
Tried and true and re-done a million times.
Draw that candy cane anyway.
It's  still special. 
It's  still you!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Friday, October 21, 2016

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

AMY'S ABC Coloring Book

Who doesn't love a coloring book!!
Brings back fond memories of when we were young -  the whiff of a box of crayolas, the rough feel of the newsprint and the zen-like reverie of coloring. Good ole days! So I decided to make my own . . .
and I published it through Amazon.com




Saturday, October 1, 2016

"Jeremy Duck" self-publishing Indie Author

The New Adventures of Jeremy Duck

A sweet ending - Jeremy and his new friend.

Now that you've seen all the illustrations in the book, I think you are qualified to leave a review on Amazon.com.

As much as I would love a Rave review - I would much rather have an honest review. Keep it short, just a sentence or two would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

"Jeremy Duck" self-publishing Indie Author

The New Adventures of Jeremy Duck

 




The End. Finally. It's been a lot of coloring - many many layers of colors to achieve the results I wanted. I feel like the frog - just LMAO cause I'm done!

Amazon.com

Saturday, September 24, 2016

"Jeremy Duck" self-publishing Indie Author

The New Adventures of Jeremy Duck

 

Almost at the conclusion. Jeremy has a revelation . . .

Amazon.com

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

"Jeremy Duck" self-publishing Indie Author

The New Adventures of Jeremy Duck

 


So the story has come full circle - past the mall and through the neighborhood. I have to make sure these buildings look just like they did on page one.

Amazon.com

Saturday, September 17, 2016

"Jeremy Duck" self-publishing Indie Author

The New Adventures of Jeremy Duck

 

You might think I'm getting near the end of the book, only  few illustrations to go. But in my process I don't create one illustration at a time. I work on all the pictures together. I color the sky on each page. The the trees in the background on every page. And so on and so on.Every illustration is completed at the same time.

Amazon.com


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

"Jeremy Duck" self-publishing Indie Author

The New Adventures of Jeremy Duck

 

and here's the action!!

Amazon.com

Saturday, September 10, 2016

"Jeremy Duck" self-publishing Indie Author

The New Adventures of Jeremy Duck

 

Here's the grown-up part of the story when Jeremy hears his Mother's voice in his head.


Amazon.com

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

"Jeremy Duck" self-publishing Indie Author

The New Adventures of Jeremy Duck

 
Here is the climax of the story when Jeremy realizes things are quite what they should be . . .

~  Amazon.com ~
The New Adventures of Jeremy Duck
by Judy Grupp

Saturday, September 3, 2016

"Jeremy Duck" self-publishing Indie Author

The New Adventures of Jeremy Duck

 



I like to add characters that follow the main character through the story. Frog seemed logical. Plus I need something to break up all that yellow. He couldn't be green cause there was green foliage. So being logical - the frog is purple - complements the yellow!

~  Amazon.com ~
The New Adventures of Jeremy Duck
by Judy Grupp

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

"Jeremy Duck" self-publishing Indie Author

The New Adventures of Jeremy Duck

 


Colored pencils are very labor intensive. It took two months, working everyday to complete these 32 illustrations. I used up quite a few yellow pencils!!

~  Amazon.com ~
The New Adventures of Jeremy Duck
by Judy Grupp

Saturday, August 27, 2016

"Jeremy Duck" self-publishing Indie Author

The New Adventure of Jeremy Duck

 

Jeremy thinks this is a great adventure, plus he gets to make new friends.

~  Amazon.com ~
The New Adventures of Jeremy Duck
by Judy Grupp

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

"Jeremy Duck" self-publishing Indie Author

The New Adventures of Jeremy Duck
 

A river full of rubber ducks. 
What would a real duck do if he landed in the midst of them?


~  Amazon.com ~
The New Adventures of Jeremy Duck
by Judy Grupp



Saturday, August 20, 2016

"Jeremy Duck" self-publishing Indie Author

The New Adventures of Jeremy Duck

 

Jeremy finds his adventure. 
But you have to turn the page to see what it is.

Amazon.com

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