Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Starkeepers : A Children's Book




Here are some illustrations from my children's book. I thought I'd take a crack at one for older kids. It seemed easier than a graphic novel. It's the tragic tale of the night the stars fell down to earth, and ultimately, what becomes of them - and us. Hopefully it won't turn out to be as cheesy as it sounds.


Caption: "The stars fell everywhere, all over the world. They fell in canyons and on the sand dunes of the vast open deserts."


"They fell in icebergs and on mountains with the polar bears and the penguins."


"They fell in cracks and volcanoes where they got hotter and hotter, but mostly they fell in large bodies of water."


"The oceans that cover most of our planet's surface were lit up like lightbulbs and the fish all got nervous. They were used to the darkness and now they could see where the big fish were lurking and where their dinners might be."




It's taking a while for me to crank out these images, but here are a few that I have done so far. It is currently 4:30 am and my brain is saying byebye now. So byebye now. And Merry Christmas to all.

Story and images © Anne-Renée Dumont 2007-2008.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Winter Is My Worst Best Friend




Hand drawn & digital

Monday, November 19, 2007

The Eternal Comeback



Albert J. Crumb always had to have the last laugh. He took it upon himself to ensure that he would always have the final say whenever someone came to visit.

Hand drawn & painted in Photoshop.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Red Rabbit




Ink and watercolor on paper.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Why The Face So Long?




Cause he's allergic to peanuts :( Kurt Russell Elephant Pirate Wearing a Hoodie.

Pen on paper.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Johnny In Acrylic




It's a portrait of my old partner in crime, Johnny Lewis. Acrylic on Paper.

Guitar Guru



These oil paintings are part of a series of cubist inspired figurative pieces I'm slowly working on. It started with this one that I did in art school, "Guitar Holding A Man" (shown above). I realized making this one (below) that I hate working on a canvas that's completely square.


These paintings have been lying around my apartment for the last year and a half unfinished. This weekend I decided to finish them up once and for all.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Chicken Nuggets Forever




Chicken Nugget is my friend.
She's there for me through thick and thin.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The Hobo Kat Doll




Hobo Kat is an original character created by Mirco Chen that I can't get enough of. I made this for him for his birthday using a sewing machine, two hands and some needles. My brother André made Hobo Kat's banjo (that guy can make anything out of cardboard.) Check out some Hobo Kat sketches on Mirco's blog.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Take Me to My Happy Place




Because life is scary. Hand drawn & Photoshop.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Killer Whales




Captivity turned these ordinary Orcas into stoned finned killers. Now they've broken out of 'The Tank' and after years of incarceration, they're looking for trouble. Could it be... Y O U?

Thursday, July 12, 2007

I Don't Belong Here




Pen, pastel, and letter stamps on sketchbook paper.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Where Have All My Friends Gone?




Hand drawn & painted in Photoshop.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Tough Decisions For Candy Face




I saw this kid at the video store. She had severe candy face.  Despite the fact that she had obviously been eating candy all day, she was allowed one treat to enjoy with her movie. The only problem was that everything she picked up seemed impossible to put back down...

Watercolor on paper.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Meet the Real Life Font Family


   





All members of font family are made entirely out of letters and numbers. Font Sister was grounded and could not participate in the family portraits this year.

Font Mother - Franklin Gothic Book, Font Boy - American Typewriter, Font Father - Baskerville Old Face, Font Cat - Arial, Background in Family Portrait - Futura.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

These Will Be the First Words
Of My Generation's Babies





Hand drawn & painted in photoshop.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

A Childhood Memory



Drawn in India Ink, Windsor & Newton coloured ink, pen and brush on BFK paper. That's me and my big brother.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Metamorphosis



This is how I picture this scene from the Franz Kafka short story. As Gregor awoke one morning from uneasy dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect. Gregor tries to explain the inexplicable, but his voice is not human and the situation can only get worse.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Siamese Clown




One is hyperactive. One is severely depressed. Every day is a struggle.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Great News for the Extinct!




Extinct No More!
The animals you thought were gone forever are really co-existing harmoniously on a secluded island (name withheld). What a relief! They weren't hunted to extinction by humans after all! They escaped their tragic fates to become part of the 'Animal Project'. Thanks to their own proactive escape artistry and raft building skills, they have maintained their species and have been living out their lives here for a very long time. Despite the occasional existential crisis and the daily boredom of everyday life, they are all relatively healthy, comfortable, and happy.

This photo was taken by a shipwrecked photographer, who sent this photo to his local newspaper inside an empty flask of pirate whiskey. Present on photo day were: left to right: Mister Wooly Mammoth, Saber Tooth Tiger, Passenger Pigeon, Monsieur Dodo Bird, Pteranodon, Tasmanian Wolf, and Ms. Giant Moa.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Alice In Wonderland




Can you find the sleepy mouse? Illustration is based on the novel by Lewis Carroll. Drawn by hand & painted in Photoshop.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

White on Black




This is white conte crayon on black paper.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Portraits



My Great Aunt


A pretty depressing portrait of my Mom that doesn't really suit her personality.


A friend of my mom's who has a great face

I can't claim these are new drawings, I guess they're pretty old now but I need to warm up a bit with the posting, and I don't really have anything new to post. These are all pastel and conte on coloured paper, and the middle one has india ink as well. They all measure approximately 26 x 18 inches I think.

I hope no one I knew in college sees this. They'll finally know I haven't done anything new in the last 3 years.