Monday, November 20, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017

Children's Picture Book - Jeremy Goes To Summer Camp



Jeremy Goes To Summer Camp

1st Day Activity, doesn't work out so well for Jeremy,

He sends a text to his family asking them to come get him.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Children's Picture Book - Jeremy Goes To Summer Camp


Jeremy Goes To Summer Camp

Bob the Counselor meets the campers and shows them the list of activities.

Here in the book, I am putting a full size illustration on one page and a vignette on the opposite side.
In the vignette I am including Jeremy's cell phone and the texts between him and his family while he is at camp.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Children's Picture Book - Jeremy Goes To Summer Camp


Jeremy Goes To Summer Camp

His parents drop him off. 
Jeremy hates it.
And the other campers don't 
look very happy either.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Ball Point Pen Drawings


Ball Point Pen

I love a ball point pen for drawing. Whenever I need to rest between projects, the ball point pen is my go-to. I think this goes back to the days of my corporate career - during meetings I would always sketch with my ball point pen. Now I use them to relax. Meditate. I know there are people who don't recognize this medium as art. I can't listen to them. I do it anyway. The drawings are beautiful. The finished effect looks like a pencil. For a left-hander, the pencil is challenging, always fighting the smears from my hand. The ball point pen is the perfect substitute.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Jeremy Duck Goes to Summer Camp

"Jeremy Duck 
Goes to Summer Camp"
by Judy Grupp


Finally - published on Amazon!! 
the sequel to
 "The New Adventures of Jeremy Duck".

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Children's Picture Book - Jeremy Goes To Summer Camp


Jeremy Goes To Summer Camp
Grandparents can be a big part in a kid's life. 
These two think summer camp is a great idea. 
Jeremy thinks otherwise.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Children's Picture Book - Jeremy Goes To Summer Camp


Jeremy Goes To Summer Camp
is the sequel to 
The New Adventures of Jeremy Duck

and once again, his adventure 
begins right after the last day of school.

I used this illustration from the first book to start my second book.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Children's Picture Book - Jeremy Duck Goes to Summer Camp


Ready for the colored pencils! 
It seems to take forever to get to this point.
 This is the part I really love. 
Colored pencils. 
The challenge here is consistency. The colors I use on one page have to be used throughout the book. 
I start with the background and move forward. 
So - if I choose a light blue pencil for the sky, 
 I paint the light blue sky on all the pages at the same time. 
All 32 illustrations.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Children's Picture Book - Jeremy Duck Goes to Summer Camp


 stFirst I create the storyboard for a 32 page picture book. I make lots of sketches. Then I draw the picture I think I want for each page on tracing paper. Here I can make changes without ruining my good bristol paper. When I am satisfied, I transfer the sketches to the bristol board paper. I then use watercolor pencils to color the large background areas, like the sky and grass.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Children's Picture Book - Jeremy Duck

JEREMY DUCK 
GOES TO SUMMER CAMP
You would think every duck would want to go to summer camp during their summer vacation - you would think that probably because you are a grown-up. So my story is about a reluctant duck and how he resolves his dislike of the summer camp.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Children's Picture Book - Jeremy Duck

"The New Adventures of Jeremy Duck"


It's been one year since I published my Jeremy Duck picture book.
Now it's time to create a sequel.
After all, a duck should have more than one adventure!
I've decided to send 
Jeremy
 to Summer Camp!!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

collage collage collage with buttons and bunnies


BUTTON BUNNY


This collage is so sweet.I love the napkin flowers - one of the flowers is painted and not a napkin at all.  

Monday, September 25, 2017

COLLAGE COLLAGE COLLAGE with coffee filters

BUTTON BUNNY


Time to add my collage elements. This charming bunny is my own colored pencil drawing, cut and trimmed, ready for collage. I fell in love with these paper napkins, the blue complements the bunny. Napkins are perfect for collage. 

Friday, September 22, 2017

COLLAGE COLLAGE COLLAGE with coffee filters

BUTTON BUNNY


Color.
I added color, acrylic paint to match the painted background peeking through the coffee filters.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

COLLAGE COLLAGE COLLAGE with coffee filters

BUTTON BUNNY


More Collage - just getting started!
I tore strips of canvas from my box of scraps. 
Pulled strings from the edges - 
want to get as much texture as possible. 
Antique buttons were perfect as they were not perfectly white. And a few strings of seed beads.

Monday, September 18, 2017

COLLAGE COLLAGE COLLAGE

BUTTON BUNNY



My Button Bunny collage is an oldie but a goodie! 
It started with coffee filters. 
Used coffee filters. 
The color and design that the coffee leaves on the filters is always unique and interesting.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

COLLAGE ART JOURNAL

C O L L A G E

Wonderful medium ~  collage
Versatile
Inventive
Resourceful

The Art Journal 
- your art journal -
 can benefit from collage.

These are small, 8 x 10" pages. 

I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera 
that I have accumulated over the years. 

I've collaged color copies of my own art, 
images from magazines, books, tags, buttons, 
motivational words that I love. 
Some of the images that are not of my work - I change by collaging more stuff on them.
Anything is fair game.

The hinges in the center of the page 
are color copies from a catalog. 
But they look real don't they?

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Kewpie Dolls at the Beach Collage


Kewpie Dolls at the Beach

Hurricane season in Florida - I am glued to the TV watching nature at her worst or maybe her best. I am sending best wishes and thoughts and prayers into the universe for the safety of my friends and family down there.

Here is a collage painting of a calm serene beach. My colored pencil collaged kewpies are enjoying this lovely day.

Monday, September 4, 2017

ART JOURNAL COLLAGE

C O L L A G E

Wonderful medium ~  collage
Versatile
Inventive
Resourceful

The Art Journal 
- your art journal -
 can benefit from collage.

These are small, 8 x 10" pages. 

I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera 
that I have accumulated over the years. 

I've collaged color copies of my own art, 
images from magazines, books, tags, buttons, 
motivational words that I love. 
Some of the images that are not of my work - I change by collaging more stuff on them.
Anything is fair game.

The hinges in the center of the page 
are color copies from a catalog. 
But they look real don't they?

Thursday, August 31, 2017

ART JOURNAL COLLAGE

C O L L A G E

Wonderful medium ~  collage
Versatile
Inventive
Resourceful

The Art Journal 
- your art journal -
 can benefit from collage.

These are small, 8 x 10" pages. 

I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera 
that I have accumulated over the years. 

I've collaged color copies of my own art, 
images from magazines, books, tags, buttons, 
motivational words that I love. 
Some of the images that are not of my work - I change by collaging more stuff on them.
Anything is fair game.

The hinges in the center of the page 
are color copies from a catalog. 
But they look real don't they?

Monday, August 28, 2017

ART JOURNAL COLLAGE

C O L L A G E

Wonderful medium ~  collage
Versatile
Inventive
Resourceful

The Art Journal 
- your art journal -
 can benefit from collage.

These are small, 8 x 10" pages. 

I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera 
that I have accumulated over the years. 

I've collaged color copies of my own art, 
images from magazines, books, tags, buttons, 
motivational words that I love. 
Some of the images that are not of my work - I change by collaging more stuff on them.
Anything is fair game.

The hinges in the center of the page 
are color copies from a catalog. 
But they look real don't they?

Friday, August 25, 2017

COLLAGE ART JOURNAL

C O L L A G E

Wonderful medium ~  collage
Versatile
Inventive
Resourceful

The Art Journal 
- your art journal -
 can benefit from collage.

These are small, 8 x 10" pages. 

I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera 
that I have accumulated over the years. 

I've collaged color copies of my own art, 
images from magazines, books, tags, buttons, 
motivational words that I love. 
Some of the images that are not of my work - I change by collaging more stuff on them.
Anything is fair game.

The hinges in the center of the page 
are color copies from a catalog. 
But they look real don't they?

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

COLLAGE ART JOURNAL

C O L L A G E

Wonderful medium ~  collage
Versatile
Inventive
Resourceful

The Art Journal 
- your art journal -
 can benefit from collage.

These are small, 8 x 10" pages. 

I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera 
that I have accumulated over the years. 

I've collaged color copies of my own art, 
images from magazines, books, tags, buttons, 
motivational words that I love. 
Some of the images that are not of my work - I change by collaging more stuff on them.
Anything is fair game.

The hinges in the center of the page 
are color copies from a catalog. 
But they look real don't they?

Saturday, August 19, 2017

COLLAGE ART JOURNAL

C O L L A G E

Wonderful medium ~  collage
Versatile
Inventive
Resourceful

The Art Journal 
- your art journal -
 can benefit from collage.

These are small, 8 x 10" pages. 

I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera 
that I have accumulated over the years. 

I've collaged color copies of my own art, 
images from magazines, books, tags, buttons, 
motivational words that I love. 
Some of the images that are not of my work - I change by collaging more stuff on them.
Anything is fair game.

The hinges in the center of the page 
are color copies from a catalog. 
But they look real don't they?

Thursday, August 17, 2017

COLLAGE ART JOURNAL

C O L L A G E

Wonderful medium ~  collage
Versatile
Inventive
Resourceful

The Art Journal 
- your art journal -
 can benefit from collage.

These are small, 8 x 10" pages. 

I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera 
that I have accumulated over the years. 

I've collaged color copies of my own art, 
images from magazines, books, tags, buttons, 
motivational words that I love. 
Some of the images that are not of my work - I change by collaging more stuff on them.
Anything is fair game.

The hinges in the center of the page 
are color copies from a catalog. 
But they look real don't they?

Monday, August 14, 2017

Surrealistic White Rabbit in Colored Pencil


WHITE RABBIT


My colored pencil rabbit is complete. It measures 18 x 24", larger than most of my colored pencil paintings. The forest is soft like I imagined. 
Whimsical. 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Surrealistic White Rabbit in Colored Pencil

Layers and layers of colored pencil 
to achieve the color and value I want.




Of course, there is no white rabbit without a pocket watch.

I've set my white rabbit in the forest. I'm hoping the many layers of blended colored pencil will give a soft pastel effect.

Off to work now, there will be many hours of painting with these pencils.


Monday, August 7, 2017

Surrealistic White Rabbit in Colored Pencil

I've always wanted to do a surrealist painting. I admire Mark Ryden's work, so I used his style as inspiration. I've also wanted to do a large colored pencil painting, so I decided to incorporate these two ideas. 

The White Rabbit has been one of my favorite themes. 
But instead of an actual white rabbit, 
I am using a white rabbit mask. 



Sketches first. 
Draw selected sketch on tracing paper. 
Get it right, then transfer the drawing to bristol board paper,
now add COLOR . . .



Sunday, August 6, 2017

COLLAGE ART JOURNAL

C O L L A G E

Wonderful medium ~  collage
Versatile
Inventive
Resourceful

The Art Journal 
- your art journal -
 can benefit from collage.

These are small, 8 x 10" pages. 

I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera 
that I have accumulated over the years. 

I've collaged color copies of my own art, 
images from magazines, books, tags, buttons, 
motivational words that I love. 
Some of the images that are not of my work - I change by collaging more stuff on them.
Anything is fair game.

The hinges in the center of the page 
are color copies from a catalog. 
But they look real don't they?

Friday, August 4, 2017

COLLAGE ART JOURNAL

C O L L A G E

Wonderful medium ~  collage
Versatile
Inventive
Resourceful

The Art Journal 
- your art journal -
 can benefit from collage.

These are small, 8 x 10" pages. 

I am able to use the scraps of collage ephemera 
that I have accumulated over the years. 

I've collaged color copies of my own art, 
images from magazines, books, tags, buttons, 
motivational words that I love. 
Some of the images that are not of my work - I change by collaging more stuff on them.
Anything is fair game.

The hinges in the center of the page 
are color copies from a catalog. 
But they look real don't they?

Children's Picture Book - Jeremy Goes To Summer Camp

Jeremy Goes To Summer Camp Day 2 of summer fun, Jeremy begs his family to come get him.