Wednesday, June 30, 2010

TOMORROW STARTS "GREAT AMERICAN ILLUSTRATOR" MONTH

This is Eastern time (I'm in N.Y.)


Thursday July 1st Tom Warburton @ 7:00pm

Friday July 2nd Janeen Mason @ 6:30pm
Susan Miller 7:00 pm

Monday July 5th Aaron Zenz @ 6:30pm
Vanessa Brantley Newton @ 7:00pm

Wed July 7th Mo Willems @ 6:30 pm - 8:30pm 4 cards available: 1@ each half hour.

Friday July 9th Stephen Silver @ 7:30 pm

Monday July 12th Stephen Marchesi @ 6:30pm


Wed July 14th Mo Willems Strikes Back @ 6:30pm - 8:00pm 4 cards:1 @ each half hour


Other artists to come: Dan Santat, Jarrett Krosoczka, Jeff Newman, Pascal Campion, Corey Godbey, Don Tate and many more surprises...

Some of the greats may not be household names yet but are no less great. They have many books published - give of their time in mentoring - environmental activism - promoting literacy for kids - and many are just so darn good! They have given their time and talent to help the animals of the Gulf.


This schedule may be tweaked as more cards come in. Check back often to make sure you have the time to try to get one you would like.

Again THE RULES:

We will be asking a $50 donation - for each of these cards. $50 for the 50 states of this nation that want to see the oil stop gushing into the Gulf.


TO BUY A "GREAT AMERICAN ILLUSTRATOR" CARD: At posting the scheduled posting time (not before) the FIRST person to send an inquiry to: ripplesketches@verizon.net stating card name - artist name and number and get a response that it is yours must THEN go donate to one of the Non Profits and send the copy of the confirmation a.s.a.p.. We will mark the card "HOLD" and when we receive the confirmation we will mark the card "SOLD". We will only hold for one hour. Do not donate before inquiring first. Donate after being told it is yours. We'll have a lot of people wanting the same card. It's first come- first serve here on Ripple- just be the first to say "I WANT THAT SKETCH!!!" - then be quick about the donation and confirmation. All information must be included- the artist, the card, the number. And you must send all of your info with the confirmation and we must see proof of a $50 donation -not just the confirmation number. Your address must be included also. It will be sent to the artist to mail the card out to you.

We are checking time stamps on emails. Think the opposite of "The Price is Right"- You can be over but not under. 6:31 is fine. 6:29 is not. I can't say it enough- no pre-sales. It is first come - first serve. I will announce the winner ASAP!

As always- it's just me here- please be patient. You can ask me questions ripplesketches@verizon.net - Thanks all!! -Kelly

787.788.BOTH SOLD Lino Cut Jellies

788.SOLD
787.SOLD
Jellyfish Linocutprint 6.4'' x 9.4''

Maria Bogade is an Animation Artist and aspiring Illustrator living in Ludwigsburg, a small town in Germany.
Check out her blog to see more of her work www.mariabogade.blogspot.com

Each print is available for a 10 $ donation!

785. 786. Houses for Hope

785.



786. SOLD Deck House
A few more "Houses for Hope" from Susan Walker of Harmony PA.








Each card is available for a $10 donation. See details at right.

784. SOLD More Hope


Tami Cohen is an illustrator and graphic designer in Pennsylvania. The sea star means a lot to her, as it's ability to self-heal is a symbol of hope. This card measures approx. 4x4 inches.

Please visit Tami's blog at http://www.ahbliss.blogspot.com/

Each card is available for a $10 donation. See details at right.

783. SOLD Sea Birds Visit the Farm


Stephanie Ruble is an artist and writer living in New York. This painting of sea birds in the country was done with acrylic paint and ink. (The sea birds are visiting the farm while the ocean is being cleaned up.)

I love to visit the beach as often as possible and was devastated to see the pictures of the oil covered animals. I'm grateful to Kelly for finding a way for artists to use their talents to make a difference.

Stephanie's Links:
website (http://www.sruble.com)
blog (http://www.sruble.com/blog)

Each card is available for a $10 donation. See details at right.

782. SOLD One Simple Card for One Extraordinary Creature


Lucy Tripp is a zoo keeper from the United Kingdom who loves to doodle animals in her spare time! Living on the beach, she has a deep affinity with the ocean and the species that inhabit it. Her hope is that this one simple card will help give life to one extraordinary creature.

Lucy's art card is a 5 1/2" x 4" pencil and ink sketch print.

See more of her doodles here:
http://my.opera.com/lixxylu/albums/show.dml?id=550023

Each card is available for a $10 donation. See details at right.

781. SOLD Pelican in the Tub


Debbie Meyer is an artist living in Texas. She works digitally in Adobe Illustrator, and loves to create humorous illustrations. Debbie would love to treat all the gulf creatures to a relaxing bubble bath and clean oceans to enjoy. Thank you for your contribution to help make this dream possible.

See more of her work here:

Each card is available for a $10 donation. See details at right.

780. SOLD Reflections


My name is Aaron McKissen and I'm a beginning illustrator/artist in Colorado, but wish I could see the ocean much more often! Here's my humble contribution, I called it "reflections".  I always find it fascinating when drawing an animal's eyes, and wonder how the world must look to them. This is about 8 x 10, acrylic and color pencil on board.  I will send a print if sold.

See more of my art here: http://mckissenart.blogspot.com

Each card is available for a $10 donation. See details at right.

775.SOLD 776. 777. 778. SOLD Slick Sketches

775. SOLD Fish

776. A Bird's Fate

777. Pirate

778.SOLD Mermaid

These pieces are by FHNavarro, actually called Felipe. From his childhood he remembers a pen in his hand. In 2002 he published his first fanzine: "Jabberwocky", an adaptation of the homonymous poem by Lewis Carroll. His next work came in 2003, part of his comic online, "The Tragical Comedy of tHe FishMan and the Fish." Four years later, in 2007, appears "Cat├ílogo Cachalote Comix" (Cachalote Comix’ Catalogue), a compilation of sketches, illustrations and comics made between 2000 and 2007. Between 2008 and 2010 FHNavarro did editing, layout and coordination for the digital magazine Sushi Online (http://coleccionsushi.blogspot.com/). The magazine closed with a triple number in February 2010. In March, FHNavarro participating in the joint exhibition, "Painting for Haiti." In June, he participated in the exhibition "6x6 2010" organized by Rochester Contemporary Art Center in New York. Also in June, he published his new silent comic online "Dos hojas" (Two leaves). You can see on the web: http://cocogrococopress.blogspot.com/2010/06/dos-hojas-by-fhnavarro.html.

He is currently preparing a new collection of sketches, illustrations and comics will be titled, “Dibujos Mec├ínicos” (Mechanical Drawings). See more work here: www.cachalotecomix.com

These sketches are 3.5 x 2.5 inches. Pen and ink on Bristol board. Each card is available for a $10 donation. See details at right.

774.SOLD Dolphin Love


My Granddaughter Harley wanted to contribute to the cause and here is her picture. She is 11 years old and also lives in Manhattan Beach Ca. She loves Dolphins and often sees them when she and her Mother and Sister walk on the beach. It is 5"by 7" and is done on heavy bristol board.

Each card is available for a $10 donation. See details at right.

772.SOLD 773.SOLD Earthly Creatures

772.SOLD Dolphin

773. SOLD Bird

Carolynn McDade is a miniature watercolor artist, living in San Rafael, California, and has been creating since she can remember, and has always loved to paint wildlife, especially birds. Her paintings can be found in private collections all over the USA, in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, Australia, France and Brazil.

Carolynn is honored and pleased to donate original watercolor & ink paintings to assist our earth's animals who are suffering in the Gulf.

blog: http://www.carolynnmcdade.blogspot.com
email: carolynn.mc@gmail.com

Your 4" x 6" sketchcards will be signed and mailed to you by the artist. Our Earthly creatures thank you!

Each card is available for a $10 donation. See details at right.

771. SOLD Rainbow Stingray


This drawing was made by Ryan and he is 5 years old. He loves to draw and he wanted to help the fish by making this picture. It was done in magic marker and is 3.5"x2.5".

Each card is available for a $10 donation. See details at right.

770. SOLD A View from Under Water


Kathleen Bradshaw is an illustrator from Atlanta, Georgia. This sketch card is a watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold pressed paper. It is one of a kind and signed on the back. The painting is 2.5x3.5 with a border to measure 4.5x5.75.

http://kathleenbradshaw.com
http://klbradshaw.blogspot.com

Each card is available for a $10 donation. See details at right.

768.SOLD 769.SOLD Clean and Shiny

768. SOLDGreat Cthulhu says, 'cut it out!

769. SOLDHopefully not a last stand

Here are a couple of illustrations I would like to donate to make the gulf's sealife clean and shiny.
Jon "Bean" Hastings
Each card is available for a $10 donation. See details at right.

RIPPLE RIDDLE #3 for July


Serving Justice or Serving Lunch - he draws these great comics does that give you a hunch?

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

RIPPLE RIDDLE #4 for July

 Why did the chickens do the hustle?

JULY is "GREAT AMERICAN ILLUSTRATORS" MONTH

DON"T TRY TO GET THESE NOW. NO PRESALES.

THESE WILL BE ANNOUNCED - THE SALE TIME WILL BE ANNOUNCED- THE DAY BEFORE THEY GET POSTED.

PLEASE GUYS -BE PATIENT.


Hi Everyone!!!!! It is Monday morning- June 28th. As I sit here and type- we are passing the $6,000.00 raised mark. I am amazed and grateful and awed by what we as artists have done- 1 sketch at a time.

This effort started with a small group at it's heart of children's Illustrators who are friends of mine- and I owe each and everyone of them a hug. For the next month of July - Ripple is going to spotlight some other children's illustrators - that you probably know and love. (I know I do) I perused my book shelves to decide who to ask.... and SCBWI has been a wonderful support as well.

"Great American Illustrator" Month - The cards that will be spotlighted are by illustrators who, having already established themselves as amazing artists and writers and animators - have chosen to throw their pebble in and make a ripple. Also -in this patriotic month of July- we will be asking a $50 donation - for these spotlighted cards. $50 for the 50 states of this nation that want to see the oil stop gushing into the Gulf.

The $10 cards will keep posting- nothing changes with them. The $50 cards will be posted on Mondays - Wednesdays and Fridays.

TO BUY A SPOTLIGHTED CARD: (Here's the difference) The FIRST person to send an inquiry and get a response that it is yours must THEN go donate to the one of the Non Profits and send the copy of the confirmation a.s.a.p.. We will mark the card "HOLD" and when we receive the confirmation we will mark the card "SOLD". Do not donate first and send the confirmation. We'll have a lot of people wanting the same card. It's first come- first serve here on Ripple- just be the first to say "I WANT THAT SKETCH!!!" - then be quick about the donation and confirmation.

I think I've mentioned this before- as a result of Ripple, I get personal reports from a woman at the IBRRC. She said it takes 3 bottles of Dawn Dish Detergent to wash one bird. $10 buys 3 bottles of Dawn. We have raised enough to buy 2,000 bottles of dawn - cleaning a potential 668 birds. (it's all figurative) - BUT- it puts it in perspective. We can help keep these two non profits in supplies. As the oil continues to flood the waters and endanger and damage so many species of wildlife - we do what we can. And we do it together.

It's exciting for me to see who's coming! I know it will be exciting for you too! - KELLY

RIPPLE RIDDLE #2 for July

He draws the impossible
for animated shows - he's got a way with a line-draws like no one else
knows....

RIPPLE RIDDLE 1. for July

It's a bird and it's kinda blue cause it wants to drive - but not allowed to.




767. SOLD Oil Birds


My name is Megumi Lemons and I'm a children's book illustrator currently in Phoenix, Arizona. My image is 3" x 4" and is painted in acrylics, acrylic gouache, and colored pencil.

http://megumilemons.com/
http://megumilemons.blogspot.com/

Each card is available for a $10 donation. See details at right.

764. 765. 766. ALL SOLD Stay Strong!

764. SOLDStay Strong Pelican

765. SOLDStay Strong Dolphin

766. SOLD Stay Strong Sea Turtle

Courtney Autumn Martin is a children's illustrator working in Boston, MA. She created this mini poster series to raise support & awareness for three animals deeply affected by he devastating Gulf situation. The posters were created using a combination of pencil drawings and digital painting.

See more of her work here:
www.slumberlandstudio.com
http://slumberlandbyday.blogspot.com

Each card is available for a $10 donation. See details at right.

762.SOld 763SOLD. Turtles by the Sea

762.SOLD Baby

763. SOLD Deep

Bonnie Jean Woolger Decatur,Ga.

Wooden pen maker, printmaker, book maker, I grew up on the beach in south Florida and live in fear and horror of the oil spill. When I was 11 a sea turtle laid her eggs in our garden on the wrong side of A1A and so when they hatched I filled my pockets and my shirt and made many trips across the road to get the baby turtles on their way to the ocean before they could be hit by cars. I can’t save them from this.

See more of my work here: http://lostandfound-bjw.blogspot.com/

Each card is available for a $10 donation. See details at right.

758.SOLD 759.SOLD 760. SOLD761.SOLD Keep our beautiful lands clean...

758. SOLDEgrets

759. SOLDTurtle

760.SOLDThree Fish

761. SOLD Pelican #1

Tish Rogers is an artist living in Cambria, California. She paints in watercolor and acrylic and loves living by the ocean and values the beauty of its nature. We need to keep our beautiful lands clean for all generations to come.

Each card is available for a $10 donation. See details at right.

757. SOLD If We Don't Care...


Oliver Wade is an animator and illustrator living in Texas. A Cartoonist with a capital "C" - a man with a flair with a pencil. He has worked in animation and the video gaming industry. He will soon take the plunge into children's books too. - cause I'm gonna push him in.

Oliver works digitally, so this will be a digital print. He will sign and mail it to you!!!

His card is available for a $10 donation. See details to the right.

If you'd like to contact Oliver Wade you can @ Nm8ed@aol.com

756. SOLD Sea Turtle


My name is Connor and I am 8 years old. I love to draw and I thought I would be able to help the marine life of the Gulf by making this picture. The drawing is in pencil, 3.5"x2.5".

Each card is available for a $10 donation. See details at right.

755. SOLD Henna Bird


Kara is the heARTist & Coach behind the offerings at MotherHenna.com. Her henna style bird illustrations were originally done in India Ink, and this one is being offered as a print for Ripple. Kara makes her home on a small island in the Puget Sound.

Each card is available for a $10 donation. See details at right.

754. SOLD Sea Star


Tami Cohen is an illustrator and graphic designer in Pennsylvania. The sea star means a lot to her, as it's ability to self-heal is a symbol of hope. This card measures approx. 4x4 inches. Tami carved the lino stamp for the star imprint, and also made the rubber stamp of the globe, which she used on the background (you can see it in this photo).

Please visit Tami's blog at http://www.ahbliss.blogspot.com/

Each card is available for a $10 donation. See details at right.

Monday, June 28, 2010

JULY is "GREAT AMERICAN ILLUSTRATORS" MONTH

DON"T TRY TO GET THESE NOW. NO PRESALES.


Hi Everyone!!!!! It is Monday morning- June 28th. As I sit here and type- we are passing the $6,000.00 raised mark. I am amazed and grateful and awed by what we as artists have done- 1 sketch at a time.

This effort started with a small group at it's heart of children's Illustrators who are friends of mine- and I owe each and everyone of them a hug. For the next month of July - Ripple is going to spotlight some other children's illustrators - that you probably know and love. (I know I do) I perused my book shelves to decide who to ask.... and SCBWI has been a wonderful support as well.

"Great American Illustrator" Month - The cards that will be spotlighted are by illustrators who, having already established themselves as amazing artists and writers and animators - have chosen to throw their pebble in and make a ripple. Also -in this patriotic month of July- we will be asking a $50 donation - for these spotlighted cards. $50 for the 50 states of this nation that want to see the oil stop gushing into the Gulf.

The $10 cards will keep posting- nothing changes with them. The $50 cards will be posted on Mondays - Wednesdays and Fridays.

TO BUY A SPOTLIGHTED CARD: (Here's the difference) The FIRST person to send an inquiry and get a response that it is yours must THEN go donate to the one of the Non Profits and send the copy of the confirmation a.s.a.p.. We will mark the card "HOLD" and when we receive the confirmation we will mark the card "SOLD". Do not donate first and send the confirmation. We'll have a lot of people wanting the same card. It's first come- first serve here on Ripple- just be the first to say "I WANT THAT SKETCH!!!" - then be quick about the donation and confirmation.

I think I've mentioned this before- as a result of Ripple, I get personal reports from a woman at the IBRRC. She said it takes 3 bottles of Dawn Dish Detergent to wash one bird. $10 buys 3 bottles of Dawn. We have raised enough to buy 2,000 bottles of dawn - cleaning a potential 668 birds. (it's all figurative) - BUT- it puts it in perspective. We can help keep these two non profits in supplies. As the oil continues to flood the waters and endanger and damage so many species of wildlife - we do what we can. And we do it together.

It's exciting for me to see who's coming! I know it will be exciting for you too! - KELLY

747. SOLDOil Hand


Lee Moriarty is a young artist living in Newton, Massachusetts. Her love of the ocean has inspired her to create "Oil Hand." Her hope is that this small gesture will help the larger effort in restoring the Gulf of Mexico. The art is approximately 4" x 6" and created using marker, pencil, and colored pencils.

Each card is available for a $10 donation. See details at right.

748. 749. 750. SOLD 751.SOLD 752.SOLD 753.SOLD I love all creatures great and small...

748. SOLD Turtle 1 - 4" x 3 1/2"

749. SOLD Turtle 2 - 4" x 3"

750.SOLD Pelican 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

751. SOLD Blue Crab 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

752. SOLD Oil spill 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

753. SOLD Dolphins 2 1/2 x 3 3/4"

My name is Jo Swartz. I live in Toronto, Canada. I am a former fashion designer and creative director. I am currently working on writing and illustrating children's books. I am deeply concerned about what is going on in the Gulf and with deep-sea drilling in general. I love all creatures great and small, and to see the needless suffering that is going on is heartbreaking. Most of my work is inspired by nature. To see more of my work, please visit www.littlejolit.com

Original signed pen & ink on bristol.

Each card is available for a $10 donation. See details at right.

745. 746. I don't want to stop until the oil stops...

745. Escape

746. Who Did This?

My name is Jose and I'm learning to draw, consider myself better at just pencil, but I'm learning to use different media. The first piece is "ESCAPE". One of my first attempts at watercolor pencils, also mixed with ink (micron and brushpen). The next is a quick pen-brush experiment called "WHO DID THIS?". (I will do some more... I don't want to stop until the oil stops either).

Each card is available for a $10 donation. See details at right.

737. 738.SOLD 739. SOLD 740. 741. Life by the Sea

737. A Still Life

738. SOLDCranewife Osprey

739. SOLD Bird Talk

740. SOLD Of the Sea

741. Behind the Illusion

Stanislawa Kodman is a freelance illustrator and designer who loves nature and animals both of which are a compelling influence in her work. She will supply a 5" x 7" print on archival paper for any of the artwork purchased.

See more of her work here:
www.stanislawakodman.com

Each card is available for a $10 donation. See details at right.

742. 743. 744. Life by the Marsh

742. SOLDBrown Pelican

743. SOLD Sunset Marshland

744. SOLD Sea Turtle

Sandy is a botanical and wildlife artist living in Michigan. She's a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and current Vice President of her local Art Association. Check out her website at soundofwings.com to see more of her work.

Each card is available for a $10 donation. See details at right.

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