Friday, October 30, 2009

The All Male Snail Band!

This is a new digital image I did for Hambo Stamps!

Now the back story..... this was from one of the stories I tell my kids. There was a big parade that day in Marmoosia where the Marmoots live. The 'All Male Snail Marching Band' were to lead the way. Of course being snails they were awful slow and didn't get very far after an hour of 'marching'. So someone had the bright idea of turning the parade around so the snails were now last instead of first. The rest of the parade went off without a hitch!

This is a card I made with the digital image. I printed it on cardstock then I used a graphite pencil to do the background and didn't do too much erasing before I went over it all with Prismacolor pencils. Kind of liked the 'dirty' look for this. I like the way it turned out, the snail kind of 'pops' if you know what I mean. Thanks for looking!!


Friday, October 16, 2009

A Christmas Story of Sorts

If you didn't know I design rubber stamps for Hambo Stamps. Our stamps are intended for many purposes but they are mostly used to make greeting cards. We also do digital images on our web site and some that don't make the cut there for various reasons are for sale on my Etsy shop. This is one of those images.

It's one of those ideas I had that I just had to draw. At first it was just going to be the two different sized stockings..... haha I'm better than you and I get more presents sort of thing. Don't know when the idea to add the age old 'and the horse you rode in on' came about but I thought it would be funny to put the horse's stocking up there too.

I thought this would be a great chance to use my Inktense pencils. They are water soluble colored pencils and as the name implies are very intense. I came back with my Prismacolors and did all of the finishing touches. I don't think I will ever be able to do a piece with a brush alone, I always feel a need to put a pencil point to the work to finish it.

Thanks for looking!!

Tim Hunter

Thursday, October 8, 2009

House Commissions Information

Here's a pic of my flier that I have sent out! I am now taking commissions for these little house drawings!

Click on picture to see a bigger version.

I’ll also email you a jpeg of the finished drawing! All this for only $37! All you have to do is email me a digital picture or two of the front of your house and send me a payment either with Paypal (I’ll email you the specifics) or mail a money order. Payment includes shipping and an easel to display your drawing.

The drawing will be 2 1/2” x 3 1/2” (ATC size ... Artist Trading Card). It will be drawn with pencil on heavy illustration board and presented to you with an easel for easy display. Because of the size and whimsical nature of the drawing I will take some artistic liberties i.e. trees moved/added, some details will not be rendered like most bricks and windows may be stylized. Email me Tim Hunter ... with any questions!

I will still own the copyright on all work but feel free to print off the jpeg for family cards. You just can't sell the image.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Cabin Fever

Here's another commission I did. Here's the real life pic....

I thought this would be the easiest thing in the world for me to draw right? A rustic cabin that already has charm and character? It turned out fine but I had problems with all of the horizontal lines. A lot of info in such a small space you know. This is 2½" x 3½" on illustration board.

One thing I'm working on now is trying to get all of the window panes represented in the drawing. It's hard to do in such a small space but I'm toying with the idea of using the impressed line technique. I've tried to scratch the grid of the windows into the board and when I go over it with graphite the scratched part remains white. I think it will work ... just need the right scratching tool.

Thanks for looking!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

House ... NOT the TV show.

Here's a look at my latest house commission! I'm not sure if I'm allowed to use the homeowner's name so I'll just call him 'Chad Kirstein'. I've been doing these ATC size (2½" x 3½") house drawings for awhile and 'Chad' ask me to do one of his house. He sent me this photo.

And I turned it into this!

My first step is to do an actual size sketch of the house and play around with it and tweak it until it looks like I want. Then I use tracing paper to trace it. Next I put some graphite on the back of the tracing paper and put the tracing paper over my illustration board and go over the lines with a pen. Also I get paid by how many times I say 'tracing paper'. That transfers the drawing to the board and then I go from there!

If you would like one done of your house please contact me!

Thanks for looking!