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Friday Favorites : Shadows

As I write this week’s Friday Favorites post, I am currently (albeit, quietly) freaking out. My overactive imagination has me convinced that someone (or something) is lurking in the shadows of my backyard.

You see, not two hours ago, I was out back watering my garden. My big, old, wooden garage doors, which are always a huge pain in the tuchis to open, were securely closed. Less than an hour later, I looked out the window to see that one of them was open. It was very windy at the time, but I am still not convinced that wind was able to blow the door open that way.

I tried to send my fearless watchdogs out back to check things out, but they were having none of it. So, the door remains open and who or what is inside remains a mystery for now. I suppose if you don’t hear from me again, you can assume that whatever is hiding in the shadows claimed me as its victim.*

And so, here is what could possibly be my last Friday Favorites.

*insert dramatic pause*

  • Shadows by John Cox : I’m pretty sure that whatever is coming to get me looks like this. And that is frightening.
  • Shadows by Aimee Lockwood : Although, I find it hard to believe that there are any ‘dodgy’ neighborhoods in the charming city where I spent my honeymoon so many years ago, I suppose it is possible. Still, I’d rather live in a dodgy neighborhood in Edinburgh than a dodgy neighborhood in Baltimore.
  • Shadows by Jean Wogaman : Okay, now I’m really starting to freak myself out. I guess that means this piece has done it’s job (and quite well).
  • Shadows by Alice Carroll : Whew, that’s better, much less frightening. And, actually, very cool. I love illustrations that incorporate actual photos.
  • Shadows by Yvonne Vlaar : Such a simple and basic interpretation of the topic rendered beautifully. Sometimes it really is best not to overthink things.
  • Famous Lines Never Scripted by Chris Wilson : This is just cool.
  • Shadow by Kylie Knott : Truth.
  • Shadows by Roberto : Everything about this illustration is just beautiful. I’m especially fond of the sky.
  • Shadows by Swapnil Gaikwad : Another gorgeous night sky and a very sweet illustration.
  • Shadows by Brooke Boynton Hughes : I just love the all-blue color palette and the way the moonlight casts such long shadows.
  • Shadow by Tomás Serrano : Speaking of looooooooong shadows. Heh.
  • Shadow by Sarah Lawrence : This is such a fun illustration. I love the expression on his face and, of course, his pajamas.
  • Shadow by J O o L i :  Pink hair! Pink hair! Pink hair! Pink hair! Have I mentioned that I LOVE pink hair?
  • Shadows by Reginald Swinney : This is sixteen different kinds of awesome. Plus an epic mustache.
  • Shadows by Ted Blackman : I think the lesson here is pretty clear – never piss off a penguin. Yow.

To see more great illustrations check out IllustrationFriday.com. And if you’d like to see past Friday Favorites, just click here.

*This just in from Big Sir: At least our ferocious black lab finally went in there and sniffed around this morning. Nothing to see here people, move along.

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Illustration Friday : Shadows

Shadow Tree : watercolor + alcohol + ink on paper

This piece was a total experiment from start to finish. I incorporated some techniques that I’ve never tried with watercolor before and this is what it turned into. Admittedly, I had to tweak the colors a bit in Photoshop since I used some of my cheapy watercolors that I reserve for trying out new things. Plus, I rarely use dark colors and I’m not so good at it (yet).

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