Sunday, October 23, 2011

Illustration Friday: Fuel

When I think of fuel, I automatically think of food. I love food and I love drawing food. And I know for a fact that monsters love food too! So this little guy out of my monster work asked me to draw him eating, his most favorite thing to do.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Illustration Friday: Scattered

Here is a sketch I did for Illustration Friday this week. I'm getting it up pretty late, but I was having a hard time focusing on something that wouldn't involve bugs scattering. I finally came up with this image a boy hitting a pinata. It's a cute sketch and could become a really nice finished piece. I like the contrast of the gray and the color.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Halloween sketches

In reshaping my portfolio, I've been drawing different things than I usual. And in doing so I have inadvertently drawn a lot of Halloween themed things. I just love Halloween and it's coming out in my drawing uncontrollably. Am I secretly writing a Halloween picture book? Maybe so! Here are some of my favorites:

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Illustration Friday: Contraption

Here's another piece from my latest exploration. I'm really getting into combining pen with watercolor in this new way. I keep drawing these weird little monsters and I'm not sure what they are wanting from me. It's like David Bowie says "Scary monsters, and super creeps keep me running, running scared." I'm not so much scared as curious about this world they live in, I keep uncovering things about it. Like this guy, he is a software developer. I'm not sure what he's developing, but he's having technical problems.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Yeti fever!

I thought I would post this recent illo that I did on inspiration of my friend Steve's request for Yeti's for our gallery wall at work. I work at a design firm in Seattle called Hornall Anderson and we have a wall in our office that we use as an internal "gallery" called The Kathleen Turner Overdrive Gallery (if you've seen High Fidelity, you'll get the reference). It serves very much like a gallery where our curator, Steve Quenell, announces a new theme every month and then we have an opening of the gallery every First Thursday. This month's theme is Yeti's because Steve is addicted to them. So when I heard this for some reason I though instantly "Yeti Jamboree." Makes perfect sense to me. I actually did this piece first then went on to make the illo that I posted earlier in the week for Illustration Friday. I'm really stoked about these hairy critters! They are done in watercolor and pen. And I think going to one of their parties would be awesome. It even gave me a good idea for a children's book...I hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I got Slogged!

Check out my Slog post from August about my Diary of a Wiener website!

Back up and running!

Hey everyone!
If you've been noticing some weirdness with accessing my website or my blog, it's because I've been in the process of switching over my domain and hosting so that I can update and redo my website! Yay! I've had a great site for the past six years or so, but I've decided to switch it up and make a new one! To check out my really cute under construction page visit my website:

In the meantime, I'll be posting to my blog and updating on more events, website changes, and posting new work.

You can also follow my hotdog's on my Diary of a Wiener website:

So keep checking here and I'll keep you posted when my site is up and running!


Illustration Friday-Hibernation

by Jessixa Bagley