Monday, December 31, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Monday, December 03, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
This summer Isaac started collecting bugs from the backyard, studying them with a magnifying glass, and crafting detailed visual records of his finds. Here are a couple of examples:
The pictures in the top-left corners are a record of where he found each bug, and the descriptions at the bottom-right are what Isaac was doing at the time.
You might be a bit surprised what sparked Isaac's naturalist endeavor. It was actually Tony Diterlizzi's fantastical Spiderwick Guides....
Monday, November 26, 2007
"Zoo" for Illustration Friday
by Gracie (age 7), Lily (age 4), Elijah (age 2) and Dad
This was a fun family collaborative for I.F. this week -- Noah's Ark, the floating zoo. Dad drew a big ark on big paper, and then we filled it with animals - each person taking just one animal per pairing. Even Elijah wanted in on the fun, adding lots of air creatures up in the right-hand corner. You can click it for a larger view...
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
King Cobra for Illustration Friday
by Isaac, age 9
Isaac created this picture for the "scales" theme using our big box of cut-up magazine mosaic squares. Dad is impressed with how big the project was for Isaac -- he worked on it for four days! You can click the image for a close up...
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Family favorite author/illustrator Adam Rex recently added Chicken Nugget Lemon Tooty to the links list on his blog! Wow!
We love his books!
Here is some Adam Rex fan art by the Z-Kids:
Elephant in a Tree
by Lily (from "Tree Ring Circus")
Clown Watching a Boov
by Gracie (from "Tree Ring Circus" and "Smekday")
The Narwhal Gets a Turn on the Zoomobile
by Isaac (From "Pssst!")
Check out Mr. Rex's books! I think he's nicely poised for near-future kid lit dominion.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Monday, October 01, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Friday, September 07, 2007
Saturday, September 01, 2007
You're supposed to celebrate your 100th posting, right? Well this is it! I thought in honor of post number 100, we'd share some more Family Trading Cards. I pulled these ones from among the cards in the 2 packs that Mom and Lily have collected. Keep in mind, some of these could have been made up to two years ago...
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Long Leg Captain by Isaac
Long Leg Captain is another character Isaac created.
Like Sharkman, Long Leg is a figure who seems to pop up often in Isaac's pictures.
Dad's favorite things about Long Leg Captain are the blades on the corners of his cape and the fact that he's got two sets of knees on each leg. Way cool!
Dad thinks Long Leg Captain is so cool, he did some Fan Art a while back.