the violinist

 Another illustration of a musician in colored pencil:
Itzhak Perlman, colored pencil, 2009

Itzhak Perlman, colored pencil, 2009

Another piece from my promotional series on white backgrounds. A little less elongated than Mistlav Rostropovich (see below), but I didn’t want to lose Perlman’s thickness. This illustration is obviously of a younger Perlman.

Let me know what you think!

-crazylady

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back cover of catalogue

AWESOME NEWS:

I just found out that my illustration of Mistlav Rostropovich, which was accepted into the Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition Show, will be featured on the back of the catalogue!

Society of Illustrators, Student Competition cover, 2009

Society of Illustrators, Student Competition cover, 2009

I am thrilled that I have the honor of more publicity, and the cover looks wonderful!

In the student competition, hundreds of schools enter work. Out of 5,600 entries, only 144 are selected for the show, which opens in the Museum of American Illustration in New York from May 6 – June 6. It is an honor to even be allowed into the show, but to be chosen for a spot on the cover is just wonderful.

All of my professors have been extremely supportive and excited for me. Everyone in the art department knows about this (which can be embarrassing!) but it’s great to have the confidence boost.

Graduation: one week from tomorrow.
“I think I can, I think I can……..I think I can!”

– crazylady

meet the crew…

Oswald, Walter, and Regina:

Owl Trio, colored pencil, 2009

Owl Trio, colored pencil, 2009

Oswald is a brainiac, and entirely too confident in his abilities of reasoning. He is the leader of the group (at least he thinks he is!) and he often gets in trouble with his hard head.
Walter is happy-go-lucky. If something can go wrong for him, it does, but he always finds the silver lining and never seems to mind for more than a second or two. Crying over spilled milk is certainly not his thing.
Regina is a clutz. She is happy and tries to impress, but usually does it while flat on her face. She is the voice of reason in the group – just keep her out of the china shop.
Colored pencil on bristol board.
-crazylady

Little Bo Peep has drawn her sheep…

“A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?” (Albert Einstein)
 
So, I decided to enter Pocketful Illustration Magazine’s competition titled “Draw me a sheep!” This is what I came up with:
ink, watercolor, colored pencil

ink, watercolor, colored pencil

 

What do you think?

I titled it “Rise A-baaa-ve” which started as a joke, but became the actual title. Check out the magazine: http://www.pocketfulmag.com/

I was really excited that it got into the magazine. I was also super thrilled that my illustration of Mistlav Rostropovich got into the Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Competition!

 

colored pencil

colored pencil

 

I think I will be going to the Museum of American Illustration in New York city for the opening Gala! That will be great if it works out.

 -crazylady

Here I am…

Hello world, welcome to my blog!

“Insane people are always sure they are fine. It is only the sane people who are willing to admit that they are crazy.” (Nora Ephron)

2009, colored pencil, 10x10"
2009, colored pencil, 10×10″

 

My name is Alethea Gerardot. I am an illustrator based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I work with traditional illustration as well as graphic design. Please feel free to leave any comments or questions! I want to hear from you, and hope to meet many people through this blog. I plan to upload illustrations I am working on, as well as the things that inspire me!

-crazylady