Saturday, September 19, 2009

Another Handmade PlushDoll for my Shop

I 'm happy to announce another handmade creation of mine:

Jing from Beijing is wearing a Cheongsam or traditonal Chinese dress for ladies. I have my own Cheongsam and wear it sometimes for special occasion. She is made with love for anyone to enjoy and is now listed in my etsy store called CraftyMadonna

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Activity and Coloring Book

© Maria Madonna Davidoff

Some illustrations for an Activity and Coloring Book project I'm working on:
Also my entry for Illustration Friday theme: "Welcome"

You are "welcome" to browse at some of my illos:

"For the Picnic " © Maria Madonna Davidoff

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

How I develop my character for illustration

How do I create characters for my illustrations?

First, I get inspired in creating a character for my illustrations through either personal acquaintance or relationship.
In this case, a little girl named Rose came over with her parents to spend the day with us last Friday. Rose is an adorable girl adopted from China by Jan and Jon.

Below are some sketches I made from a scene in the playground with Rose:

Next, I traced the whole sketch to a watercolor paper on a light box and started painting in watercolor.

Below is the work in progress entitled " A Day in the Playground with Rose".

TO BE CONTINUED.... watch out for the finished painting!!

All Images copyright 2012 Maria Madonna Davidoff

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