Friday, June 11, 2010

You've gotta have heART -IF

Shiho Nakaza

"I am a graphic artist/illustrator living in Santa Monica, California, and as someone who live near the beach, I feel sympathy for those on the Gulf coast affected by Deepwater Horizon Catastrophe. Attached is a jpg of my 2.5" x 3.5" sketchcard that I'm donating for the cause. This illustration is also appearing for Illustration Friday topic at More of my artwork can be seen at"

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

Betrayed -IF

I like birds. I like to draw them because they're a little bit like
dinosaurs, and who doesn't like dinosaurs? Mostly I draw them to learn
more about them.

The oil spill is a tragic event for the people of the Gulf, for the
environment and for the animals who make their home there. It's the
images of oiled birds that make me most sad and angry -- their eyes,
especially, make me feel like we're betraying something important.

Thank you for putting together the blog.

Carmen Yount (from Spokane, WA)

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

Small Hands -IF

Nidhi received formal training in illustration from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. She holds a bachelor’s degree in literature from the University of California-Santa Cruz. She creates cute art because it makes her happy - with hopes it can make others happy, too.

She has 4 years experience designing t-shirts and products for her online store, Small Hands Designs.

She is currently working on her first graphic novel.

my website is here:

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

The situation is graphic -IF


Linda Hensley

"I am a freelance illustrator and designer, open to new assignments. You may see my portfolio at or check out my blog at

These seashell pictures are on scratchboard because I think the black backgrounds feel like the black oil, but I’d rather focus on the beauty of the Gulf, and what’s prettier than seashells? For such a small donation, I think these would look great as framed set."

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

Teach the children well.... IF


Steve Loya is an art teacher in Leesburg, Virginia. "Animals, as well as imaginary beasts have always been topics of creative interest for me, so I thought I'd use both as subject matter for my two cards. I've been wanting to get involved in some way, but like many, felt somewhat helpless. For me, this project was a no-brainer however, and it's good to see something like this around, with so many contributers. Thanks for the opportunity!"

Steves blogs: Go Flying Turtle! (
A Splotch Monster A Day (

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

123. SOLD "Make Change" -IF

123. SOLD

Growing up in Houston, family trips were frequent to Galveston. I have always been fascinated with Sand Dollars as a currency. Digging in sand bars you could find them buried in the sand - still alive with 100's of little feet they used to move around. It is sad to think so many sea creatures will be devastated by the oil spill. So take out 10 Sand Dollars and help make some change!

Howard Weliver is a Dallas-based Graphic Designer, Art Director, Fine Artist and Illustrator. Currently, he is working on his second generation of illustrative works that utilizes a mixed media technique of hand-drawn iconography with photos of textures and graffiti from around the world to produce original art for commercial uses. website

This is a digital image and can be reproduced, I will be doing a limited addition of 10 Giclee prints (singed and numbered) for ripple.

This will be marked SOLD @ 10 issues.

Each print is a $10 donation. See details at right.

Life on the coast - IF


I currently live in Rhode Island after living the past sixteen years on the Monterey Peninsula in California. I'm a native New Englander who has come home to roost. I never live far from the ocean because I feel so connected to it.
Monterey Bay is a marine sanctuary. I feel incredibly blessed to have lived there!
Narragansett Bay is also a wonderful place teeming with sealife. There is an organization called Save the Bay that does many fundraisers and educational programs to educate the public about the importance of our oceans.

I'm a fine artist, an illustrator and a published children's book author making my home in Barrington, Rhode Island. I was a veterinary technician for most of my life, now making housecalls to those who are in need of help administering care of their ailing pets.

Thank you for this opportunity! Let these ripples make their mark ;)

~Laurel Gaylord~

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

the ties that bind -IF


Janne Robberstad

so sad -IF


My name is Christian Papazoglakis. I'm a belgian illustrator / graphic novel author.

This is a digital print. The artist will sign the back and mail it to you.

See donations details at right.

The Artists have spoken- they want to cause a Ripple

Today Ripple joins with Illustration Friday. IF is the site that has launched a thousand portfolios. Penelope Dullaghan and Brianna Privett run a weekly creative outlet for a global group of artists. They were kind enough to open their doors to me. Those doors were blown off. You are going to see a lot of art now! So many people are so upset by the oil spill and the devasted coastal waters. The outpouring of care for the animals is heartwarming in the midst of the heartbreak. Thank you Illustration Friday.

It's J.Cousteau's 100 birthday today


I'm a children's book author and illustrator. My books, "May I Please
Have a Cookie?" and "Please Write Back!" are available from Scholastic.
My website is and my blog is

I work digitally so these will be signed digital copies.

Jenn's pretty darn awesome!!!!

Any of these cards are available for a $10 donation. See details at right.

Sea Turtles need help


Katherine Blackmore was part of the Disney animation team that brought you The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Tarzan, Mulan, Lilo & Stitch and Brother Bear. Currently she teaches 2d animation at Full Sail University. She lives in Florida where each day in her backyard her cats are visited by tropical birds, lizards and snakes. Florida is just starting to feel the horrendous effects of the oil spill. She wanted to do her part .

Kathy does wonderful illustrations- a wizard with a pencil!! Please check out her work at her website

Any or ALL of her sketches can be purchased for a $10 donation each. See details to the right.

We are Family!


Guess where Linda Sylvestri gets her skills? -From her Mom!! 113. Is done by her Mom, Mame.
You can see Mame's work on her blog

Linda lives out in the Los Angeles area. She is a busy graphic designer and illustrator.
You can't click fast enough to go see her work -Go! Click!
Linda's blog

Each card is yours for a $10 donation. See details @ right

Katriona Chapman:
I'm a children's illustrator... particularly interested in the natural world. I live in London and have a fox den in my back garden with 6 cubs living in it at the moment! I work in watercolour and coloured pencils. I've exhibited in the past in the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art in the UK. I'm represented by the Bright Agency.

Katriona has added oil digitally- so those are digital prints. The ones with out are the originals.
Each card is available for a $10 donation- see details at right.

Heather Stillufsen is an artist and full time mom to two wonderful little girls, a cat and a chocolate lab. She has always enjoyed drawing and painting, She has been drawing and making things since she was a little girl. Growing up, She spent her summers at the Jersey Shore, and the beach and the ocean are very dear to her.
The Gulf Catasrpohe is very sad, and every little bit of assistance is not only necessary, but She is sure appreciated.
She works mainly in watercolors and pen and ink. She draws and painst in a whimsical style, which She hopes you enjoy.
To see more of her work, visit her blog

Each card is a $10 donation- see details to the right

Renee Kurilla is a children's illustrator and animator in Boston, MA. She spends most of her time working at the multimedia company, FableVision - and the rest of her time making books and drawing silly characters for her freelance company(ish), Kurillastration.
Some of her clients include Simon & Schuster and Charlesbridge Publishing.

Why is this this blog so amazing for me- the generosity of artists and the STUPENDOUS art I get exposed to!- This rocks!

Renee's website
Renee's blog 1 and blog 2

Her card can be yours for a $10 donation -see details @ right.


Stacia Stojanoff is an aspiring childrens book writer and illustrator living in the Pacific North West. Her textiles and graphic design background have enhanced her love for patterns, textures, and composition. Over the years, She has taken many photographs and have collected a variety of unique textures. She loves creating order out of chaos, so collage is right up her alley. A majority of her work is digital, as are these pieces, "Clean Up" and "Engulfed".

My artwork can be seen on my website and my blog

These are digital illustrations and will be digital prints. They are available for a $10 donation each. Please see details on right.

Out Run


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 @

Don't let the Shells fall Silent "THE SET" -Can we keep them-together,and raise $50?


I've told my daughter the story of the "Shell phones". When you pick up a sea shell - and hear the sound of the ocean- that's the dial tone of the shell phone- Your direct line to the life of the oceans. When she was younger, I would catch her- along the beach or in her room-shell to ear saying "Hello?" - (sometimes she'd have conversations- with what or who?- ;) We're just now getting thru wizards,fairies and unicorns)

I'm not too old to use my imagination and believe that we have a bit of the sea captured in sea shells. I love shells and you'll find them all over the place here in my house in Long Island. I call them nature's jewelry. And if we did have a direct line to those creatures of the sea right now- Wouldn't we help?

Kelly Light is an Illustrator living in Long Island and part time in Amherst,MA. Her first book is coming out this Fall.
You can see her work on her website and her blog. These cards are available for a $10 donation. See details on the right.

This would make a great set! 5 little paintings for you - $50 for the Gulf animals!!!!


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