Thursday, December 28, 2006

IF - Peace

It's winter and there's no snow in the Mid West, Indiana to be specific, so of course my mind is on how a coating of fresh fallen snow makes the world around you seem so peaceful.
When I think of snow I think of snowmen. So I usually draw a lot of them during this tiime of year.
For this image I decided at the beginning that I wanted a banner that said "PEACE" and a snowman. Other than that I had no idea what the image would contain.
As I was sketching out the pole and snowman I had to put down my sketchbook and take a candy cane away from my 11 month old daughter so she wouldn't choke on the wrapper or the candy cane for that matter.
When I sat back down and started sketching I found myself drawing the snow man holding candy canes. Go figure.
Well he had to have the canes for a reason so I started adding animals who were holding candy canes that they had gotten, and those that were still waiting to get one.
So the snowman is spreading peace by sharing.


Brine Blank said...

Great technique...really like the 'hair' on the snowman...

Diane Duda said...

great character! i really like it!

JO said...

Very cute illo, love snowman (expecially because I live in CA and don't see many).

studio lolo said...

Love the snow guy and all his critter friends!

catnapping said...

I love all his little friends...great textural moves.

An excellent piece.

Debra Cooper said...

I think your work is truely remarkable and inspiring to those of us who are unpublished.

I wish you continued succes in the new year and an open door for those with inpiration.