Thursday, September 5, 2013

Fairies! Finished!

This was a private commission, made for four cute kids with a big backyard and a love of fairies.
The final piece is 18 x 24 (big!) and was made with watercolor/gouache, colored pencil, and some brush markers.


 All images Copyright ©2013 Emma Weisman

Sunday, August 25, 2013

"Local is for Lovers"

Setting up for a little art market on this gorgeous day. "Local is for Lovers" is at the Armory in Somerville from 11 to 5 today!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Fairies in process

I'm making a painting of a magical wood for four little girls that love fairies.  It's nearly finished (will post final pics soon!) but here were the drafts along the way:

copyright 2013 sketches by Emma Weisman

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Donaldson Family ABCs - For Cody


Wine = the big hint that this ABC is for a grown-up...

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Illustrator #2

More playing with Illustrator -- I was learning how to Live Trace a drawing. But I think I like the original drawing the best...

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

I heart Illustrator

Oooooooh - I just started fiddling with Illustrator - for the first time in YEARS - and 4 hours flew by!

Here's what I was working on:

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Little Monster's Map of Boston!

I just completed Little Monster's Map of Boston - 
something I've wanted to do for a long time. 
Turns out I LOVE making maps...


In Process pics:

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IF: Surveillance

My new illustration - from Oliver Twist - fits in with Illustration Friday's word "Surveillance"...
Poor Oliver.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

IF: Children

Some of my older illustrations for this week's Illustration Friday word - based on real kids!

The Tantrum:

The Super Fast Karate Airplane:
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Set Design for "Honk!"

I went to an event at Schechter last night - the school where I worked until a month ago - which reminded me to post these photos of the set from the May play.  The kids were ducks and cats and other barnyard characters in Honk! The Story of the Ugly Duckling. It was absolutely adorable, and fun to work on a nature-focused "duckpond" set.  

Due to time crunch, I didn't make the backdrop this time - -  it was purchased from  

Both the Cattails and Duck Eggs were made almost completely from recycled materials I found at EXCL Recycles.

My coworker Krysta showing the scale of these Cattails:

Fuzzy! The head of the cattail was made with weird plushy pink insulation strips - 
I spraypainted them brown and wrapped them around a styrofoam base.

Giant cookbook for the Cat's House: (made from big cardboard display board)

The Duck Eggs were pretty big - about 3 1/2 feet tall.  
The Ducks needed crouch behind them and then pop out when they were "hatched":

 The Duck Eggs were made with recycled textured cloth pulled over styrofoam board.  I sliced vertical lines in the boards so that they would bend and create 3 dimensional look.  Then lots of spray paint and hand painting for the dots.

One of these Eggs is not like the others....

All photos Copyright ©2013 Emma Weisman

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Delicious ABC

My friend Alex commissioned this a while back for his nephew, Silas, the son of two chefs.  
So many fruits! So many veggies!


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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Nuts over Nuts

This squirrel has a penchant for the finest and fanciest...

-private commission-

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Nicki & Yann's Baby Shower

Two of my favorite people are having a baby -- a Boy! 
We gave them this trio of furry animals, which I drew with pen&ink:

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