Sunday, January 22, 2017

NEW COLORING BOOK







Currently I am working on my next Coloring Book. it will be ready by the end of the month. It is all about Hearts, very appropriate for the upcoming Valentine's Day.
Here is the possible cover.





Saturday, January 21, 2017

Dobby Gnome Inspired Harry Potter House Elf

"Dobby, sir. Just Dobby. Dobby the house-elf," Who can not remember Dobby.
I know it looks weird but this is my interpretation of the dearest house elf, in my gnome design.
 I tried to keep my gnome style look, but with some features taken from Dobby. The big ears, and the kitchen cloth wrapping on the front. As a hat Dobby has a hand knitted  sock.
He is about 7 inches and ready to go to your house and be your kitchen elf.





Wednesday, January 18, 2017

GANDALF THE WHITE WIZARD- THE LORD OF THE RINGS





 I have the idea of making Gandalf the White. First I thought he was going to be too simple, for the color and the minimal pieces I could add. But I still made him and I really like how it came alive. 
Gandalf the White Gnome is made of felt and it measures about 13 inches. He carries his staff made of wood with a piece of shell and hidden pearl.

Gandalf the Grey was killed during his confrontation with the Balrog. However, he was sent back by Eru to take the place of Saruman. Even Gandalf admitted this, when meeting Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas in Fangorn. Since Saruman had already strayed from the path of the Istari, Gandalf had returned to take his place.

'Yes, I am white now,' said Gandalf. 'Indeed I am Saruman, one might almost say, Saruman as he should have been. - Gandalf the White

Both his wisdom and power are much greater. When he speaks he commands attention; the old Gandalf could not have dealt so with Theoden, nor with Saruman. - J. R. R. Tolkien












I have the idea of making Gandalf the White. First I thought he was going to be too simple, for the color and the minimal pieces I could add. But I still made him and I really like how it came alive. 
Gandalf the White Gnome is made of felt and it measures about 13 inches. He carries his staff made of wood with a piece of shell and hidden pearl.

Gandalf the Grey was killed during his confrontation with the Balrog. However, he was sent back by Eru to take the place of Saruman. Even Gandalf admitted this, when meeting Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas in Fangorn. Since Saruman had already strayed from the path of the Istari, Gandalf had returned to take his place.

'Yes, I am white now,' said Gandalf. 'Indeed I am Saruman, one might almost say, Saruman as he should have been. - Gandalf the White

Both his wisdom and power are much greater. When he speaks he commands attention; the old Gandalf could not have dealt so with Theoden, nor with Saruman. - J. R. R. Tolkien

Saturday, January 14, 2017

NEW BUDDY! RADAGAST THE BROWN

https://www.etsy.com/listing/491748632/radagast-the-brown-lord-of-the-rings?ref=shop_home_active_1It's been a while since my last gnome. Last week I sold my Gandalf, and I had this idea of making Radagast.




Radagast the Brown, "Tender Of Beasts"), also called Aiwendil (Quenya; IPA: [ai'wendil] - "Bird-Friend") was one of the five Wizards, or Istari. He was a good friend of Gandalf the Grey, whom he aided occasionally. Radagast was mainly concerned with the well-being of the plant and animal worlds, and thus did not participate heavily in the War of the Ring. 
Since I read The Hobbit and The Lords of the Rings, I felt a lovely bond with two , at least for me, tenderly characters: One was Tom Bombadil and the other: Radagast. I love the way he looks and how funny and brave he was during his short appearance.

Well to make the story short, this is my interpretation "Gnomy Like" of Radagast, the Brown Wizard.
I made him out of felt, with fake hair for his beard, he is holding his staff, which origin is unknown, but it is apparently made of oak. My Radagast's staff, is made of wood, not of oak and handpainted with a blue sea glass as stone.
Please have a look at the hat. I made a nest out of thin branches, with a fake "bird poo" as hanging from his hat. Just a funny touch as it is seen in the movie. Of course Sebastian the Hedgehog is with him and I made it with felt.
Radagast is about 13 inches tall and truly adorable.

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Monday, January 9, 2017

NEW BOOK

Follow the yellow brick road to happiness and wonder with this charming adult coloring book from! Get inspired by Oz’s land and meet the characters not only from The Wizard of Oz but some other books from Mr. Frank Baum. 

 Dorothy and all her friends are here, waiting for your coloring to bring all of Oz to life. Now that I have been improving working with Adobe Illustrator, I had the chance to refine and improve my first book. In this new version, drawings have been sharpened, refined digitally and quality has been improved. You will find 26 hand made drawings made by me, combined with 17 Vintage illustrations from the original books and the movie from 1939. 


I am excited because I am learning how to color with Adobe Illustrator too. It takes some time  but it is fun. Click on the picture if you want to learn more.

Thanks!!!




Sunday, January 1, 2017

ENCHANTED CATS - ADULT COLORING BOOK - YAY! COVER DONE

After many   many designs, I decided to go with this one. I am still experimenting with Adobe Illustrator, so please designers be benevolent with this middle aged lady.
I like what it turned out and I hope the book will stand out in the crowd of coloring books.

Here you have the back and  front  cover