Friday, March 1, 2013

Talented Menagerie

I am submitting this piece of art to the Illustration Friday's weekly challenge which is "Talented"

This is a drawing of my pets painting a picture of my Husband Mark and I and our two dogs, Angel and Frankie.  The cockatiel "Baby Bird", lovebird "Lillian", Dutch rabbit "Jazzy" and Rex rabbit "Donut" are the artist's. I think they did an awesome job, better than I could have done because I don't draw realistic people very well, they are very talented animals..
Colored Pencil ©2009 Paula Radl

Monday, February 4, 2013

Full Moon Bike Ride

This is a drawing I did called "FULL MOON BIKE RIDE"
I used owls of course because I think they would love to take a bike ride with their little owlets on a warm summer night in the glow of the full moon. I came up with this design because our town of Manitowoc, WI  is big into biking. Whenever there is a full moon bikers take to the Mariners Trail (a bike trail) along the shores of Lake Michigan and bike from the town of Manitowoc to the town of Two Rivers several miles away. The moon shining off the lake is sooo beautiful and it really is a nice family activity. 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Once In a Blue Moon

I just love the way this illustration turned out. I was imagining a group of friends lazily flying in hot air balloon up into the sky and traveling through the universe on an adventure. Not knowing what they would encounter they were in awe of the activity that was going on that most earthly beings never see or can even imagine.This trip will be something they will always remember and will cherish the memories.
"Once in a Blue Moon" ©2013 Paula Radl

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Things With Wings

I've been experimenting with this new technique (new for me). I soak a 5 x 7 piece of watercolor paper overnight in either coffee or wine and then let it dry. I then ink in my drawing and color it with Prismacolor colored pencils....loving the results, fun, fun. This is a lovely butterfly with such colorful wings, I would love to see such a beautiful butterfly, but for now it has fluttered out of my mind and into an art design.
Fanciful Flight © Paula Radl

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Fun Little Sketch for Illustration Friday - Myth

I call this one "Learning about the Birds and the Bees"
I drew this fun little sketch today and submitted it to the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) to see if they will include it in one of their future Magazines. I also submitted it to Illustration Fridays weekly challenge. The challenge for this week was "Myth", This little mythical alien is hanging out on the moon learning about the birds and the bees with his friends, hopefully what he finds out will be all good. I will eventually color it in.  I have started sketching in my sketchbook again after a little lull and am finding new inspiration for ideas.

I have also updated my portfolio on SCBWI website, of which I am a member.You can have a look at it here 

I like to do illustrative work and have mostly been drawing by hand, but I have decided to try my hand at digital art and purchased an Ipad4, I will post some pictures of some digital art after I figure out how to use the apps I have downloaded, so far I am learning Sketchbook Pro (brain overload), we will see what I can come up with :)