Tuesday, November 20, 2007

happy birthday to me Nov 20 at 12:30 am

Okay, I haven't found my pen sketches yet, but I found these. It's some of the trees I painted for the animators to work from when we were doing the Sacy Godmother show. They built trees in 3D using these as a reference. Then they could place them in whatever quantity around a landscape. I can see the holes in the paper from where I soaked and stretched it. I think that was the last time I used 300lb Arches watercolor paper. And for some background paintings for the show as well. I love that paper, but it is a pain to have to soak and stretch paper if you are working on a 93 page project. So maybe for my next landscape...



I love when there are some trees with autumn leaves and some are completely skeletal. They're usually bare by the time my birthday rolls around. But we still have lots of leaves on our neighbor's tree. I'll be raking and shovelling at the same time.

12 comments:

bob pendarvis said...

dear jill,

sorry i'm a day late wishing you a happy birthday. the end of the school quarter took a lot out of me (not to mention comics art forum the previous weekend).

it was a blast meeting you and accompanying you on the spooky ghost tour (could ghosts have been responsible for your damaged fancy italian shoe? you never know). by the way, i heard nothing but good things from students attending your workshop. many were still walking around with little twinkly stars in their eyes (no matter how out-of-it they might have seemed at the time). many more students told me they wished they could have taken your workshop and hoped to have another chance in the future.

i would like to send you some pictures and video from the weekend (including the first few ghost tour stories...before my camera ran out). feel free to write me back at bob@bobpendarvis.com

till then, HAPPYday afterBIRTHDAY!!

Alafosca said...

I hope you had a lovely Happy Birthday! Here we have a very cold season but oh well, is Winter XD
Watercolors always fascinate me, maybe is the eerie feeling you can achieve with them. Love your trees, good work.

CLAUDIO NADER said...

WOW !

Bellissimi.. Clap Clap!

...from Italy..

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Elayne said...

Happy birthday, Jill, and many more!

Bryan said...

Happy, happy! (And his good friend, joy-joy)

Bob Fingerman said...

Those are really lovely studies, Jill. Very delicate, yet very rich. I'm glad Heidi wrote up your blog on The Beat.

Bob Fingerman said...

Oh, and Happy Birthday!

Soapy said...

Happy Birthday...

Now for a question; do you plan on re-releasing the Scary Godmother books? I would love to get them for my son (well...and me), but collector's prices are too much for something to be given to a kidlet. :)

Lady_Interpol said...

Happy Belated Birthday Jill!

werther said...

Hi Jill
Happy birthday!

I've found now your blog.....it's GREAT. As usual it's always a great experience to see your works.

See you

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