Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Shoe House by me :)


This is an A3 size pic I drew based on "there was an old woman who lived in a shoe..."

I wanted to do something a little bit different with it - so I flipped the shoe upside down and then crammed it with enough mischeivious looking critters that would flip out any old woman. Mostly, I try to make my pictures fun and colourful and a little bit crazy - which is what I remember loving to look at when I was a kid.

It's super miniture here - sorry :(

Some features my students have loved: I put number 27 on the mailbox and there's 27 critters.
Also, on the blocks on the front path I put all the letters from my family's first names (and coloured the blocks to match each person's fave colour)

My Sam-boy loves the guy on the pogo stick the best & the fish in the fish bowl. The pogo stick guy is also featured in some other pics of mine (and now that I think  about it, I often have fish randomly in my pictures too). I try to give each little critter their own vibe and personality.

I don't do perspective well b/c I've never learnt stuff like that - but once my art teacher told me that my naivety is part of my magic. I'll take that philosophy and use it to do whatever I like, yeah? Haha - love my art teacher who was so cool to me...

I draw for fun and get into it for seasons and then don't draw at all for months. But I am working on a new project at the moment. OooOooh...

I also hide sets of eyes and scatter bugs around

two dudes hanging on the washing line...

I like the guitar guy ...

:)

Sorry for the poor quality. I didn't scan it - just took a photo and it's a little grainy...

Hope you're all having a grand week. The sun is brilliant here and the beach is sparkling.

x Nomes

29 comments:

  1. They are sooo cute! I love them. I can't draw to save my life.

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  2. This is so sweet ! I love the details and liveliness of the creatures.
    Would love to see more of your work ^^

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  4. I always love your drawings. I can't wait to see them in print. x

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  5. Poor Quality? This is fanfreakingtastic! The attention to detail, coloring and basically everything is absolutely gorgeous. I loved this!

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  6. Nomes, this is gorgeous. I am so awed by your amazing gift(s). You really need to write a children's book and use this talent along with your tremendous writing abiities, I am sure that the book would be a huge hit.

    Even scanned the picture is brilliant, I can only image what it would be like in a in real life. Thanks for sharing this with us!

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  7. You are very talented! I love the two on the clothes line.

    Are you thinking of doing a picture book or just doing it for fun?

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  8. oh you draw? that's so cool! i have no artistic ability whatsoever, so i'm always in awe of someone who is capable.

    these are just brilliant.

    and re the above comment: ARE you thinking of doing a picture book? because i would find said picture book absolutely adorable

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  9. wow, those are really good! my best friend is also a great drawer, it's one of her talents i'd love to have.
    xxxxx

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  10. Omg! Those are incredible. Love it :D

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  11. how fantastic! Your style is fresh and the critters are ADORABLE. I love the bright colors, and the hidden bugs (of course). I agree with the comments that you should make a picture book.
    Is one in the works?

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  12. You know I'm a fan of the artwork, but I'll say it again. Awesome!

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  13. They are so amazing, you should definitely do a picture book :)

    It is raining here, i want to be at the beach!

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  14. I love the upside down shoe! That is fabulous

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  15. The upside down shoe is brilliant! Love how it gives your adorable characters a place to chill :)

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  16. This is wonderful. I love the little story that accompanies it and the wonderful details. You are such an artist!

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  17. Too too too cute! I've said it before, Nomes, you have to try to get these in print!! I love all of them, but I think the two on the tire swings are the cutest. :)

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  18. You are ridiculously talented Nomes :) They're awesome. Loving the bright colours.

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  19. Wow! You are a woman of many talents. How fabulous. I always wanted to draw and never could. LOVE!

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  20. wow! thanks everyone. I am feeling a little overwhelmed by all your lovely generous comments!

    And, I don't know, I used to think about maybe making a children's book but at the moment I just draw for fun :)

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  21. Love this so much! Made me smile :)

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  22. Love this so much! Made me smile :)

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  23. Those are great! Have you ever considered doing picture books? A combination of writing and drawing talents...

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  24. So talented! And you can draw!

    Go you This pic is stunning :)

    Tye x

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  25. You *totally* need to consider doing a children's book or picture book or graphic novel of some sort. As someone who can't draw in the slightest, I'm crazy impressed by that.

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  26. Those are incredible. Brilliant! :)

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Thanks for the commenty love :)