Thursday, March 18, 2010

Water Horse Illustration and 100 Themes Challenge!

New listing today: Water Horse illustration. He's a lovely blue water horse coming up out of the depths to enjoy a sunny spring day.

The listing on Etsy is for the original illustration. Colored pencil and ink on mat board.

Inspired by the bright, sunny weather today, he just seemed to be the right creature for the paper.

I have also decided to go through the 100 Themes drawing challenge fully this time. Each time I complete a piece it will be posted on Etsy as either a beautiful art print on 8 x 10 glossy or matte photo paper (buyers choice!) or as the original piece.

The 100 themes challenge is an art challenge meant to broaden the range and ability of an artist who attempts to complete it. There is a list of one hundred words that you are supposed to make a drawing/illustration/photo/sculpture or whatever else based around. Some words are easier to put drawings to then others, and some are phrases with a varied difficulty level as well.


Other then that it's been a wonderful spring day in the valley! Not that it's going to last long, seeing as how the weather is so unpredictable this time of year.

This morning you could see the snow falling up in the hills still, even though it's gotten to be around fifty-five degrees. A nice change from mid to upper teens for the winter though!

Our forsythia bush has started to bloom, although it still looks horrible from when our neighbor hacked it up last year. No leaf buds yet, but it's only a matter of time. :)


  1. wow, 100 themes - quite a challenge!
    cute new listing btw

  2. Love the water horse! You should have fun with the 100 themes. I look forward to seeing your creations.

  3. Thank you both! I'm hoping the theme challenge will keep me listing things in my shop.