Sunday, October 16, 2011

A little of this and that on a Sunday.



Happy Sunday all. It a bright brisk Autumn morn about 5C, the sheep are out and the ewes seem to be butting each other..hmmm  Anyway thinking of warmer times i.e Summer. This summer I had the opportunity to work on some illustrations with my childhood friend, Sue. It a story about the steel pan seen through a little girl and told in verse. At the back of the book there are some historial info and facts on the steel pan.  How Sue and I worked together - she drew beautiful sketches, line art and paintings,  and I then put it all in the the computer, created linart from the sketches, , combined various elements, altered and painted using photoshop.
It was an interesting project as our styles are quite different, but in the end I think it turned out well.

This street scene is from the history section  and is one of my favourites. As the illustration depicts a scene that is "old" the characters in the procession were all played by men.
The book is now out and available from book depository and amazon com

My entry to Sunday Sketches this week is a little felted robin I did this morning. I only mange to draw blood once :) an improvement.  Hope all have great Sunday and may you sheep stay on the right side of the fence and your kids wear wooly hat:)  Pop on by Sophia's Sunday Sketches and check out what everyone is up to. 
Cheers.

22 comments:

Jennibellie said...

Oh wow this is a gorgeous robin, wish I had the talent to do this, thanks so much for sharing, Jennibellie :)

toadinaboat.com said...

The collaborative sketches are so interesting. I love the street procession one. Cute little robin!

Diana Evans said...

the felted robins are so cute!!! wonderful work Jehanne!!!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Collaborative sketches are excellent and love the Robin and glad you didn't do damage to your fingers ~ needlefelting is fun~thanks, namaste, CArol (Share the Creative Journey) linked with Sunday Sketches ^_^

Kristin Dudish said...

It sounds like such a fun collaboration! (And I would love to learn how to needle felt!)

xo
Kristin

WrightStuff said...

I really fancy listening to some steel drums now! I'll YOuTube it and see what comes up - don't ya just love the internet!

Little Robin looks a bit like an angry bird.... don't go throwing him at piggies!!

Robin Panzer Art said...

Well I'm quite partial to Robins...LOL so I'm thrilled to see your sweet little creation. Happy SS!

Christine said...

Beautiful work you did with Sue. nd your robin is the cutest!

Claire Cooper said...

Absolutely lovely.

Debbie said...

Wow! The book is so cool! I love the little felted bird. Happy Sunday!

Sabina said...

Love the little birdie. Too cute!

lissa said...

beautiful collaborative work.

Sophia said...

Your project turned out wonderful, Jehanne. Wow! Great illustrations.

Your felt bird is absolutely adorable. I can't sew like that for the life of me! :D

Hugs

MollyGirl said...

I absolutely love the vibrant colors in the book! and your robin is too cute!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

love your little musicians!!! We ran a half marathon in Key West a few years ago and they had this very same band playing at the end of the run! It was beautiful.
cheers, dana

Tammie said...

such a cute little robin!
how fun to do art with a friend and mix styles!

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Oh Jehanne, those robins are so cute!!

- T.W - said...

Really awesome images, the coloring is beautiful!
I need to try felting someday, that li'l robin is adorable~

// - T.W-

Heather said...

WOW, yay!!! Congratulations on the book collaboration- how fun and i love the topic of the steel drums...they are my favorite!

Joni Nickrent said...

Wow! What an amazing collaboration! I think it's awesome and beautiful work! A perfect team...and love your felted robins too...tweet! Pop Art Minis

art2cee2 said...

Very cute illustrations and the robin is adorable! :-)

Jehanne's doodles said...

Thanks ♥ !!