Saturday, December 22, 2007
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
Monday, November 19, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
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
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
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
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Friday, July 6, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
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
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
Sunday, May 6, 2007
Friday, May 4, 2007
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
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
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
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
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.