Illustration Friday: Glow

Cartoon of a boy and a radiant girl. The boy says, "How can I keep my bad attitude with you glowing like that?"

Cartoon of a boy and a radiant girl. The boy says, “How can I keep my bad attitude with you glowing like that?”

Don’t you love it when people are in such a good mood, they glow? People that peaceful and positive attract others like a moth to a flame. Attitudes are contagious so we might as well spread a good one. That’ll come in handy as those of us in the Northern Hemisphere begin the first day of winter.

While I drew this last year, this was perfect for this week’s theme at Illustration Friday.” This week’s word is “glow.”

Illustration Friday: Snow

Illustration of a skier stuck in the snow. I drew this for Illustration Friday. This week's word is "snow."

Here is an illustration I did of a skier stuck in the snow. This shows why you won’t find me on a ski slope. I imagine this would be the fate of me. No, I never went snow skiing. I tried water skiing once. My ankles betrayed me and I couldn’t get out of the water. I’m assuming a similar fate would await me if I took to the slopes.

I drew this for Illustration Friday. This week’s word is “snow.”

Accusing Mirror

Illustration of a girl accusing her reflection in the mirror

This week’s word for Illustration Friday is “mirror.” I didn’t think of my usual cartoon with a caption this week. Instead, I thought of teens who go through self image problems. It isn’t limited to girls. At one time or another, we all have a crises with our image, don’t we? We all wonder if we’re smart enough, good enough, and doggone it… do people really like us?

When we get older, we realize everyone else, including the high school cheerleader, the jock and the brain feel the same way. We all have feet of clay. Part of growing up is realizing everyone is concerned with themselves. We all want to look good.

So relax! We all experience insecurity. Once you realize that, you’ll feel more secure.

Crooked Heart

Cartoon of a crook in a doctor's office

Cartoon of a crook in a doctor’s office. The caption says, “You have to help me, Doc. I need a transplant for my crooked heart.

I drew this for Illustration Friday. When I heard this week’s word, “crooked,” I thought of Proverbs 11:20. How does one change a crooked heart? With a transplant, of course!

I drew this in Adobe Ideas and Adobe Illustrator.

Here is what the sketch looked like in Adobe Ideas:

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Water Balloon Burst

Illustration of a boy about to be hit with a water balloon.

Illustration of a boy about to be hit with a water balloon. I began this in Adobe Ideas, then finished it in Adobe Illustrator

I drew this for Illustration Friday. This week’s word is “burst.”