Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Birds

Some recent illustrations I've been working on concurrently with another ongoing series (something completely different from this which I'll talk about hopefully soon.)  They are titled from left to right: Bird Bath, Hoping For a Sign, and Shabby Chick.  [click the photos to see better]
Here's a better view of some details of each one.


As I've spoken about in the past, I'm an avid doodler, particularly at work.  Little pencil (these) or ballpoint pen sketches (and I do mean little, these are about an inch tall!) made during the day get tossed in my bag to be scanned larger once I get home. These I'll work on for hours, upon hours painting, adding texture and so on.  It's a process I love to get lost in; the time elapses and I'll suddenly realize I've not yet showered, or eaten, or run my errands, or.....

27 comments:

indigo goddess said...

LOVE your birdies. I especially love the middle birdie's eyes in the pencil drawing. ADORABLE. Maybe a magnet?????? xoxo

sMacThoughts said...

Yeah, she does have a funny expression, too. I think I've seen petulant children like that! :P

sMacThoughts said...

OHH... yes, maybe magnets down the road!

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

I love the colors you've used in these...the bright yellow and blue against the gritty brown-grey is really appealing.

sMacThoughts said...

Thanks, Victoria... I always love a little grunge in my work. :)

Lese Pierre said...

Wow, thank very much!

Let's talk by e-mail? lesepierre@gmail.com
You made me a few questions in the flickr and I want to answer.
I send you my references to understand my process.

I not speak English, i use translator. :)

kiss,
Lese Pierre

Lese Pierre said...

You have facebook?

To find me: Lese Pierre.

Sandy Mastroni said...

I like your birds dear Susan !
I wish I could forget about ...." eating "

Dean Grey said...

sMacThoughts!

These birds look amazing not only fully rendered but lined up next to one another too!

It reminds me of Pop Art!

-Dean

sMacThoughts said...

Lese, Thank you for your visit and good golly, my short term memory is failing. Let me go back to flickr and check what I asked you... will mail you there. :)

sMacThoughts said...

thanks for your wonderful comments always, Dean!!

sMacThoughts said...

OH sheesh, hahaha, Sandy I did not mean to skip over you. Now explain this... you wish you could forget about eating??? Why? Is this cryptic? :P

Anonymous said...

Brim over I acquiesce in but I about the brief should prepare more info then it has.

sMacThoughts said...

Anonymous, your English is not understandable. Soddy. ;)

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

These are wonderful and I love them!!!

I love your little creatures!

OPPY said...

hola sMac! i just wrote you a nice email introducing you to our big team scribble and i was hoping you'd be keen to get your quirky characters on board! but i can't seem to find your email address anywhere! peace! OPPY

sMacThoughts said...

I've gotta find a spot to put that address... it's smacvision [at] gmail [dot] com and I went to your link.. Oh how fun that looks. I am going to try very hard to get something back to you in time; wish I knew sooner!

Krista Eitsert said...

Your owl illustrations are lovely.

sMacThoughts said...

Thanks, Krista .... more to come. I've been making all sorts of bird characters. :)

Tara Ross Studios said...

Yay, for the birdies, I love em!!!
I'm glad somebody else has a day job. I'm a closet sticky note sketcher myself. I'm getting jealous of all the artists who just get to make art.....yikes, did I say that!!!
Yay!

sMacThoughts said...

Oh Tara, I am, too. I have dreams of being a full-time artist AND being able to pay this outrageous rent here in my wonderful city.

amy said...

i love these birds! their deep eyes, their little legs. the colors. all of it!

sMacThoughts said...

oooh, thanks so much, amy!

Juliette Crane said...

these are beautiful! i absolutely adore your artwork!

sMacThoughts said...

Juliette I am honored. :)

bungaloe said...

your artwork is amazing!

sMacThoughts said...

OH my gosh, thank you so much!