Oh my goodness!! When I read that Jen wanted me to create her family as SUPER HEROS I could HARDLY wait to tackle this illustration!!! I was so all over that idea!! Oh my goodness! What FUN it was to create!!!! What an awesome idea for their imaginative super-family too!! My son could hardly WAIT for me to finish drawing this piece so that he could see it finished!! I did the faces last this time so he kept asking when the super heros would get heads! Lol!! Thanks Jen for such an AWESOME idea!!!!
Here is her entry:
|What are you family Members names, ages, color hair, color eyes, etc.? And, tell me a bit about their personality.*|
|Derek (dad) – dark hair, 6 feet tall, brown eyes, wears glasses, proud Canadian, swimmer, works hard for his family in the computer industry, lovingJen (mom) – brown hair with blonde highlights, green eyes, 5 ft. 6 in., born and raised in New Orleans, crafty, swimmer, loves her kiddos, remote control hog
Alex (10) – he has brown hair, brown eyes, sports lover (lacrosse, soccer, swimming), reads sports section every morning, great big brother, loves to read
Andrew (7) – brown hair, brown eyes, animal lover, dreams about living on a farm, our family comedian, has the best smile, imaginative, sings in the shower, starting to enjoy books
Caroline (3) – brown CURLY hair, brown eyes, loves her big brothers – always wants to play with them (anything from war to star wars), loves her blanket to sleep with, fascinated by princesses, prefers dresses
Sophie – dog – St. Bernard mix / Great Pyrenees mix – we adopted her from the pound several months ago – she does not have the cone on her head or bandages on her feet any more
|The 3 to 5 prominent colors I would like in my piece include: *||gray, blue, you chose the rest
I’d prefer to not have pink or purple since I’d like to hang this in the family room
|Is there a career path you would like to include in an illustration (ie: I illustrated the husband as a police for the Brown family portrait):||super heros|
|Tell me what you would like to see your family doing (would you like them just sitting all together posing, as if for a picture? Or would you like them to be doing something together). Please supply the most details here:||I would love our family to be pictured as various super heros (or just hanging out together) Our kids love to dress up and do so on almost a daily basis with capes, silly hats, and masks. We have an area in our house where the costumes are hanging and are in drawers and they always walk by and add a super hero glove, tutu, or sword to their outfit.|
I absolutely fell in love with those kiddos as I was working on this! What a precious bunch they are!! And mom and dad are pretty super cool too! Oh! And that dog! Isn’t she beautiful?? (Minus the cone of course!) What a georgous dog.
To explain the costumes a little… They were all inspired by Jen’s description of every one. Dad likes to swim. So does mom, but she also likes to be crafty, so I went with Super Crafty Lady. Alex loves sports (I got a kick out of the fact that he reads the sports section every morning!!). Andrew loves animals and wants to be a farmer—hence the lasso and plaid shirt. And sweet little Caroline loves princesses and prefer dresses. And how could I leave out Sophie the dog? Doesn’t every little boy and girl want a super dog?!
What a great way to end the week!!
I also wanted to quick note that the winner to last week’s oohmoon giveaway was *Cammie*! I’m so excited to work with her this summer!! Thank you ALL of you who entered! It was a lot of fun!!! The ONLY reason I didn’t announce the winner earlier was because I’ve been swamped with final papers (last class for the semester is this week!!). Thankfully Megan posted it on her blog!!
Have a most splendid weekend!! It’s my sweetheart’s birthday this weekend, so we’ll be celebrating him!! Can’t wait!! I’m so excited for the gifts I have for him!!!