Tuesday, September 30, 2008


OK, the good guys? They need some competency training or something...because, um, they do not seem to notice the most obvious things.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Packed...Round Things

Mom suggested hummingbirds in their nest for this week's Illustration Friday theme of "packed." I liked the idea, but it made me think of other things compacted into a small area...things that are packed into their surroundings: a snowball in a mitten, a cat in its knitted bed, and hummingbirds packed into their tiny nest.

I had a pleasant weekend away from home. I went out to my parents' island home and then out the other direction to a friend's home near Mt. Rainier. It was a nicely quiet weekend. Quiet: like snow, or a napping cat, or hummingbirds sleeping off a sugary meal.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


With all that goo vapor hanging in the air around Garlic, how are the police going to get near her? And doesn't goo vapor cause confusion? Can Radish rescue her? So many unanswered questions!

Sunday, September 21, 2008


Which of these cliques do you belong with?
This week's Illustration Friday theme is "clique." I had more than one idea for this week, but I thought I'd use my comic strip characters and their respective cliques. So which is it? Wholesome Broccoli, Dr. Orange, Cherry and Pear? Or dastardly Dr. Valencia, Garlic and the Red Radish?

The Return of Anti-Villain Goo

What a relief. I was getting worried about Pear there for a moment.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Imminent Danger

I kind of thought Pear was smarter than this.

Mixed media again. I guess it does add a different texture to the strip.

Sunday, September 14, 2008


This week's Illustration Friday theme is "Island." As a Pacific Northwest island frequenter and daughter of bonafide islanders, there were a ton of things I could have drawn. I settled on a representative lone evergreen and the cats, making this into the island of me.

Cherry in Mixed Media

I colored part of this (and the next one) with colored pencil, but discovered some of it didn't scan very well. It was my intention to just do some minimal fill with Paint Shop.... To which I sort of was able to limit myself, as I didn't do any overlayers for shading. It sure is hard to stay away from my mouse, and even though I was fairly successful starting off with left-handed mousing, I just had to switch. My brain was laboring too much with the mouse on the left side.

Hey!...Cherry has a crush on Pear!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Illustration Friday's theme this week is clutter! I could have just snapped a picture of just about any part of the house for this one, but I drew a portion of the clutter in my head instead. Due to my pinched nerve, mousing is limited, so I only added a bit of color.

Limited mousing also means Beware the Red Radish is on a short hiatus. Bummer. I'm sure he's planning something dastardly...or just reading space cowboy romance novels.

And just an observation: mousing with my left hand makes me spell stuff wrong a lot more often. Why left-hand mouse-use affects my typing skills, I do not know.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


This week's Illustration Friday theme was "Memories." I found this theme to be very difficult to find a subject for. I could easily have gone the cat route again, but I wanted to do something different and play around with the Paint Shop textures. So I drew a foggy memory of a home movie my friends and I made during high school one afternoon at City Park. Something about Killer...Sleeping Bags? Worms? from Outer Space. I think I pinched a nerve trying to come up with this one.

Checking In

Hmmm. Where was our hero, Pearil, when Radish lobbed a bomb at the Broccoli-mobile?

Monday, September 1, 2008


I think I'm better at drawing the back of a cat than the front.