Illustration Friday: Whimsical

Here is my drawing for this week’s Illustration Friday challenge. The word of the week was “whimsical”.

This sketch – entitled “How to Survive the Flood” – was inspired by the image in which Winnie the Pooh shelters on a tree branch with all his honey pots for company.

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I liked this drawing too.

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IF: Bouquet

Aaah! This week I scanned my drawing too late to make it onto the Illustration Friday website. But that’s no reason not to share it here. So voilà my interpretation of the word “bouquet”.
I was inspired by a favorite movie, You’ve Got Mail. In this delicious classic, Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) speaks of bringing Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) “bouquets of sharpened pencils“. I find that image beautiful (I’m the kind of person who could spend half an hour blithely buried in the office supplies aisle).
Below are some sketches.
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And here is my final sketch.

Illustration Friday: Bouquet of Sharpened Pencils.

Illustration Friday: Bouquet of Sharpened Pencils.

Illustration Friday: STAR

This week’s Illustration Friday prompt is “Star”. Here is my contribution — I’m early this week!

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Illustration Friday: INK

Every week, Illustration Friday runs a fun challenge: they propose a word, and everyone sends in their illustration. Here is my contribution to this week’s prompt: INK.

Ink.

“Ink”. (Ink and pencil).

Below are some of my exploratory sketches.

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Playing around.

Playing around.

A first version.

A first version.

Today, I also baked Early Grey cupcakes (yum), took a vibrant, colorful autumnal walk and reminisced about yesterday’s Great British Bake Off.

Illustration Friday: Mermaid

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Here is my drawing for this week’s Illustration Friday challenge. The word to illustrate was “Mermaid”.