Coffee Grounds and Sharpened Pencils …IF only.

So, I’m working on an exciting new illustration project.

The only hint I can give you is “farm.”
And that I’m going through coffee at a frighteningly fast rate…
…Oh, and I can show you this fun little collection I put together for a creative boost:

Barn Crates and Sunbeams
I found the “Garden Dirt Fragrance Oil” by AdamsboroSundries particularly inspiring:
Garden Dirt Fragrance Oil Low Shipping

But, I have been drawing up a storm…
Okay. So I guess I will also give you this sneak peak:

But that’s all you get.
For now.
(and I hope you feel “suspended” :)

All On a Summer’s Day

The weather couldn’t be better this past week. Normally my Daffodils aren’t out this early, but the warm weather has tempted them. Daffodils might be the best part of spring!


Can’t wait to get into the garden, we have a lot of work to do on our yard. But I’m loving the flowers:

And a new illustration :)

Local News

I’m illustrating the fashion portrait at the end of this clip – awesome! WordPress won’t let me embed the clip here, so check it out in my other blog post:

http://almiart.blogspot.com/2012/03/local-news.html

or on the news web site:

http://www.wane.com/video/videoplayer.swf?dppversion=16926

Fashion springs up in Fort Wayne: wane.com

Sketchbook

Just thought I’d post some sketches I’ve been working on lately. I would really like to be part of a Sketchbook/Moleskine Exchange – where you start a sketchbook and pass it back and forth between members of a group, once the book is full they ship it back to you.

I’ve been following a few blogs about it, and I emailed one of the people to see if I could get in on it. Please let me know if you are part of a group, or thinking about starting one. It’s really sad when people aren’t dedicated to it, though, and it falls apart, so I only want to do it with people who are prepared to finish strong. :)


   

Oh…and for those of you who didn’t know – today is Pancake Day. I heard it on Twitter (follow me: @ALMIart). Thanks for all the comments I’ve been getting lately!

 

A Melancholy Day

A new illustration for the Monday Artday contest subject – Melancholy:

“I Think We’re Bored.” :: Egbert : Gwendolyn : ALMI Owls ::
Colored Pencil on Bristol Board
One of those days, where even the most active owls run out of plans.

Check out the print for sale Here.
Check out the Monday Artday contest blog Here.

No Time Like Play Time

I’ve been playing with mixed-media overlays of my drawings on other backgrounds:

Gertrude
After working on Gertrude I decided to work on another owl with a different method and medium. As much as I loooove my owls, I also enjoy realism with a touch of whimsy like my Itzhak Perlman. So here’s my colored pencil version of a barn owl:

 

 

“When I go to farms or little towns, I am always surprised at the discontent I find. And New York, too often, has looked across the sea toward Europe. And all of us who turn our eyes away from what we have are missing life.”  – Norman Rockwell

-ALMI

More Please!

I have been busy! Among other things, I’ve gotten married, bought a house, and continued drawing! I have been teaching art lessons and I have started up more illustration – selling quite a bit on eBay, I should be able to better keep up with this blog now.

Like my art? Search for “ALMI art” on eBay and you can purchase original ACEO’s! I buy ACEO prints from other artists all the time – they are a blast to get in the mail. ACEO’s (Art Cards Editions and Originals) are small works of art (3.5″x2.5″) and are a significantly cheaper way to own original works of art from artists. They can be collected into albums like trading cards, framed or matted. They are fun to create and fun to collect – check them out and look for much more to come!

Meet Bosco  ALMI Owls
Really?

Walter - Owl Illustration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Much Love – ALMI