Sunday, November 06, 2011

Stripes

This week's Illustration Friday theme is "Stripes".

I did this one a while back. Its my first 'serious', non-picture book image of knitting, done with colored pencils. It won an honorable mention in an Ann Kullberg show, so I was pretty happy with that.




I've drawn knitting in different ways for different pictures ~





And then, some of you might remember that a while back I was doing all sorts of yarn drawings ~










I have a lot of unborn ideas for yarn and knitting art that I've wanted to do, so am starting in again on a new little series that I'm kind of excited about. Its taking a while to get off the ground though, because I want to do a lot with it, and am trying to figure out a 'system' so I don't  have to reinvent the wheel each time I start a new piece. I know, with out a visual, you have no idea what I'm talking about. But I don't have anything finished yet to show. Hopefully later this week I will. Let me just say this - drawing knitting is slow tedious work, in any medium!

5 comments:

CC said...

Exceptional stuff.

Sarah Melling said...

I adore all of your yarn/knitting drawings. That illustration of the mice carrying the gingerbread man is one of my favorites. I remember seeing some of the other yarn ones, but am especially intrigued by the ones wrapped around an object...especially the one with the letter "a"! I know I have him on the brain, but they're very Brian Selznick-esque...

Rose Altom said...

Amazing work, and SO ORIGINAL! It is so easy to get into a rut with your drawing, and you always inspire with your imagination.

Jenn Falcon said...

Too cute! :-)

Barbara Ann Goodsitt said...

I love thesse knitting drawings. They are so original and well done!