Sunday, March 16, 2014

Happy St. Paddy's Day!


So I learned something new.  A friend of mine told me that there is a correct way to write the shortened version of St. Patrick's Day...I wonder if I'm not alone thinking it's supposed to be spelt 'Patty's.'
Have a safe and happy St. Paddy's day tomorrow!

Monday, March 10, 2014

IF: Spark

So, I am still experimenting with different styles, getting out of my comfort zone.  I little fact about me, I enjoy collecting quotes.  This one I came across that inspired me to make a illustration about that 'spark of an idea,' that 'lightbulb moment' we all get at the most inopportune and random moments in our lives.  I've read once that its a good idea to keep all of those random bursts of inspirational thoughts because maybe one of those could lead to something groundbreaking.  But I also believe that anything I do--be it my work or art--should be something that sparks that flame inside, something that creates passion and inspiration in my life.  I'm happy to say that a good quote as well as great artwork  have definitely created that spark inside of me enough to share.   
Happy Monday! :)

Friday, February 21, 2014

IF: Twisted

Ebony Glenn 2014.
Happy Friday! 
So I wanted to do something a little different this time around.  I have a puppy, named Louie, who is a bit too curious and excited whenever I take him for a walk.  Hence, this scenario tends to happen quite often when we go walking--getting all tangeled and twisted with his leash.  Well, not this scenario per se, but the general idea. :)  


Monday, January 27, 2014

IF: Disguise

Ebony Glenn. 2014.
It's the Snow Queen for this week's topic for Illustration Friday!  If you're wondering, yes, I've seen Frozen and loved it.  It's inspired me to create my own Snow Queen for IF's 'Disguise.' It's supposed to snow tomorrow, too. :)  
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

IF: Search, Happy 2014!


© 2014 Ebony Glenn.

This week's submission for Illustration Friday's "Search."  
Ok, to be honest, I feel this particular image would be more fitting if the topic this week was "Found," but I guess it's how you look at it, right?  The way I see it, I wanted the viewer to feel as if they stumbled upon her, and in turn, she stumbled upon you too. And funny how letting your mind run wild with a drawing can take you places with it you didn't foresee in the beginning.  Originally I had the girl in a different setting and then I thought, huh--what if she was a mermaid in a lake?  Usually I'm pretty set with my direction when I begin an illustration, but I'm pretty happy I decided to run wild with my thoughts on this one. :)

Friday, December 13, 2013

IF: Spirit


© 2013 Ebony Glenn
I'm in the Holiday Spirit!

This year I participated in the Holiday Card Project that deviantART administers every year for members and nonmembers alike.  The objective is to make cards for people in hospitals this holiday season.  This illustration is on the front page and inside I included a quote from Winston Churchill:

"We make a living by what we get
but we make a life by what we give."

This is what I truly appreciate about the holidays this time of the year.  With that said, I hope you have many positive things to look forward to this season, and I wish you a happy new year. :)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

IF: Shadow

© 2013 Ebony Glenn

This week's submission for Illustration Friday's 'Shadow.'  
Oddly enough, I've been eager to work on an illustration where shadows play a key part for the setting, so this was perfect!  But other than working on this illustration, I created a Facebook page for friends and family to see--feel free to check it out, www.facebook.com/ebonyglennillustrator--and I've  been trying to make my own Holiday cards this season.  Hopefully I'll I have those done soon to post but until then, thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy this week's image! :)