You're going to see the illustration that goes with this post and think, oh, my gosh, the recent stress has really gotten to KJ! She's abandoned sweet big eyed girls and bright colors and hearts and rainbows and happy endings! Next thing we know, she'll be giving up art altogether to write screenplays for horror flicks.
Or else you might think, a bit more cynically: That sneaky KJ. She lured us in with sweet big eyed girls and bright colors and hearts and rainbows and happy endings and is now pulling a fast one and changing from The Dreamy Giraffe to The Screamy Giraffe or something!
But I promise, I haven't.
No sweetbigeyedgirl-brightcolors-hearts-rainbows-and-happy-endings abandonment here. No horror flick screenplays in my future. No bait and switch.
But over at James Gurney's blog, Gurney Journey, he hosts the neat once-weekly-now-monthly "Art By Committee", where he posts a brief excerpt (usually a few words or a line or two) from an actual science fiction manuscript and then invites any other artsy folk who happen to stumble by to illustrate their interpretation of the snippet.
The last prompt was:
And what I came up with is a l'il bit dark and creepy...but never fear...tomorrow, I'll be back to sunshine and roses!
I used my Derwent Inktense pencils for part of this (like the skirt) and I have to say, I love them. I've had them forever but hadn't actually pulled them out and put them to work until recently. I deeply regret only having a handful of colors when there are 71!
You can see all of the other Art By Committee illustrations, as well as the current prompt, here.
See you soon,