A Super Boy battles a Super Foe….while coloring :)

A good friend of mine has an amazing little boy named Landon, full of love and compassion. This little super hero happens to have cancer.

Our super hero just received a special package from me.
A coloring book featuring him as the hero and his cancer as the foe, and the epic battle that happens.

Please visit this link to learn more about Landon and his story.

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Here are a few pages from the coloring  book:

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ILLUSTRATION – FRENCHIE FOOD TRUCK ‘MURAL’

LE PINCHE FRANCÉS

By far this has to be one of the COOLEST projects I have ever been a part of!

Picture this: A french business guy….and a mexican doctor gal fall in love….
The French guy moves to Mexico to be with his beloved….
The French guy opens up a “taco truck” that serves French food in Ensenada!!!
They hire THIS GAL to draw a mural that covers almost the entire surface of the taco truck. (SO COOL)
Everyone lives happily ever After!

Check them out!! https://www.facebook.com/LePincheFrances

Project Details:
Project: Illustration of a “taco truck”
Customer: Le Pinche Frances Restaurante
Location:  Ensenada, BC Mexico
Specs:

    • 7′ x 21′ side of a truck plus back door panel
    • Only Requirements: French and Mexican Stereotypes
    • Sketched by hand, then vectorized in Illustrator for optimum large format printing on vinyl

Truck Before:

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Some sketching:
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Final Sketch:

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Truck After:

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Truck Closeup:

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French guy and Mexican gal (left) on opening day <3
AND THE CAKE !!!!:

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Let the Party go on! and on! and on!
I wish you guys all the best with your frenchie truck!

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Check them out!! https://www.facebook.com/LePincheFrances

Latest and Greatest Wedding Portrait Completed :)

Congratulations to Rachel and Anthony on their Destination wedding!

This was a really fun project, including the “City Lights” theme in the background.

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To see more Custom caricature portraits click HERE.

To get your OWN custom caricature portrait, click HERE.

Provide me a good caption…and I gift you a card ;)

Hey All! I just drew this today as an idea for a new Greeting Card but Im lost for words…I need all my moms out there to help give me a short and sweet caption that I can use on the card that goes with the message. Don’t hold back!

The person with the best caption will receive a free downloadable greeting card of their choice from my shop!

Please post your caption on my Facebook page (to keep it all together in one place 🙂
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-by-Amber-Rose/217565974990095

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Shout Out to Türkiye! “Ulusal Egemenlik ve Çocuk Bayramı”

All of you may not know but my husband and I have lived in Istanbul for the last 1,5 years. Today is “Ulusal Egemenlik ve Çocuk Bayramı” which translates as “The Holiday of National Sovereignty and Children”) orrrrrrr just “Children’s Day.” So I thought it was due time to represent our Turkish home 😉

I heard somewhere that it is was the first country to celebrates it? Starting in the 1920’s I think…. I’m not.sure about the accuracy of that…anyone know?

Anyway…here here! to all the kiddies out there…especially the adorable turkish ones <3
Have fun coloring! Don’t forget to email me your colored pages so I can share them on my blog!

🙂

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To see more Color-A-Page coloring pages…go HERE.

Happy Birthday to my Hubby <3

This weekend was my husband’s birthday. He is a pilot, which makes for really fun content when thinking of gifts for him 🙂 I’m sure he is getting tired of my airplane motif but I havn’t yet! heehee! This weekend in addition to his favorite homemade lemon pie…he was treated to chocolate chip airplane pancakes :))

It was for my dear hubby…now it is available for all!
Enjoy!

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Earth Day Color-A-Page

Hey Everyone!

Next Monday is Earth Day. It makes me a little sad that we only celebrate our mighty earth one day a year…it makes me even sadder that the other 364 days we are destroying her. I am just as guilty as the next person 🙁 I am too selfish to give up the commodity and ease that our modern life has provided us with even though I know how detrimental it is to our planet. But how do we change this? How do we revert back to a time without those commodities? Is it even possible?

Can we live without our bottled waters?… meaning we need our own well source, or going to the river each day to gather the day’s water ration?
Can we live without our vehicles?… meaning riding your bicycle, horse, or walking to and from the places you need to go?
Can we live without our computers and paper? … meaning we need to write on bark or rock walls and communicate in person?

Are we humble enough or physically capable to revert? Can we undo what knowledge has been done? I don’t think so.
I mean, this very project….Color-A-Page, encourages people to use their computers and print on their paper….I am just as guilty as my neighbor.

I think the more realistic question is… are we capable of using the knowledge we have to BETTER the way we live? To utilize our “advanced” noggins to come up with a non-destructive way to live with the commodities that we have? I mean, all the other “inferior” species on this planet have not destroyed our habitat. The deer and the trees and the fish in the seas… they live and they die, the circle of life. Our GREAT species seems to try and change that circle, and in the process eliminating all the other living creatures…why?

…..We truly will be the end of ourselves and it makes me really sad.

Sorry to be such a downer, but this is such a horribly depressing yet realistic topic.
But on a somewhat happier note, this weeks Color-A-Page is an ode to our Mother Earth, and Earth Day. May she live long.

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Color-A-Page Anyone?

Hey all!

I am just curious if anyone has downloaded any of the recent color a pages and has colored them?

If so….EMAIL ME your colored version as a jpeg, your name, age, and city you are from and I will share it on my Memoir!

Two New Cards – “Happy Mum’s Day” and “I Wuv You” Birthday

Two cards this week! An assortment of chrysanthemums for all the mums out there 🙂
And a little pup for those lovey-dovey birthdays coming up!

Both available on my Etsy site as a printables.

Enjoy!

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You can see more of my greeting cards Here.

This Week’s Color-A-Page: Swiss Sechseläuten Spring Festival!!

In the United States the 15th of April is a dreaded day….TAX DAY. I thought about drawing about that…but how boring is tax day? So I sniffed around the internet a bit and found this great Swiss holiday!

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The Sechseläuten (Zürich German: Sächsilüüte) is a traditional spring holiday in the Swiss city of Zürich celebrated on the 3rd Monday of April, since the early 20th century. Following the parade of the Zünfte (guilds), the climax of the holiday is the burning of Winter in effigy, in the form of the Böögg, a figure of a snowman prepared with explosives. The custom of burning a ragdoll called Böögg predates the Sechseläuten. A Böögg (cognate to bogey) was originally a masked character doing mischief and frightening children during the carnival season. Popular tradition has it that the time between the lighting of the pyre and the explosion of the Böögg`s head is indicative of the coming summer: a quick explosion promises a warm, sunny summer, a drawn-out burning a cold and rainy one. The shortest time on record is 5:07 minutes in 1974, and the longest in 2001 with 26:23.

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NEW! Custom WEDDING Caricature Portraits!

Wedding season is almost upon us!

Are you getting married? How about a custom illustration (maybe from an engagement pic?) to display at the wedding….or use as the center of a large “Guest Book” signable framed mat to hang on your wall?

Are you already married? What a unique and fun way to display one of your beautiful wedding photos! It would be a great conversation piece with guests!

Is someone you know getting married? How about gifting them a Custom Illustration of themselves? They are sure to treasure it!

 

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Click HERE to see more examples of Custom Caricature Portraits!

Click HERE to go to my shop!

Color-A-Page is heeeeere! “Qingming” whaaaat?

Qingming Festival. aka “Tomb Sweeping Day”

So I read about this really cool festival in some parts of East Asia…..Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and some places in China.

Ever thought to respect the memory of your dead ancestors? I must admit I havn’t….until now! I think it’s a great festival! Who are we without our family and our history? So it has officially been added to Color-A-Page!

There are many traditional activities involves with this festival as stated in this article. But the most intriguing to me are the kites!

Flying kites is a traditional activity on Qingming Festival or Tomb-Sweeping Day. People like flying kites on Qingming Festival or Tomb-Sweeping Day, no matter in the daytime or at night. In the evening, they attach strings of little colorful lanterns to the kite or the thread, which look like twinkling stars in the sky, giving them the name “sacred lantern”. In the past, some people would cut off the thread when the kite flew to the sky, letting it drift to wherever the wind took it. It is said that this can cure diseases, prevent disasters and bring good luck.
~http://cn.hujiang.com

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New Zodiac Illustration! ……..Pisces……….

Last month I started a new series, the Zodiac.

Today, I introduce you to……Pisces.
She’s  fun (or should I say “they”), she’s sweet, she’s determined, and she’s swimming in a circle 🙂

She will now join her brother and sister in my Zodiac Collection 🙂
Three down and nine more to go! This project is really fun, I hope you enjoy them as much as I am!

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To see related posts, click HERE.
To see more work, go HERE!

Illustration – Custom Caricature Portraits

Made just for you!

Illustrations are hand-drawn with pen and ink by artist Amber Rose Francis, and then digitally colored and edited to match the photos provided.

For more information, or to get your own Custom Caricature Portrait Illustration visit my Etsy shop!

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New Mother’s Day Card – “Mothers Are Like Flowers” <3 <3

Another week for mom. This was inspired by my own wonderful mama, she LOVES Stargazer Lilys! I hope your mama enjoys it as much as mine will 🙂
It is available on my Etsy site as a printable.
Enjoy!

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You can see more of my greeting cards Here.

This weeks Color-A-Page!

Its that time of week again! Hip hip Hooray! Color-A-Page!

This week marks the beginning of Semana Santa in Spain and in many other Catholic/Christian countries, ending with the infamous Easter Sunday. In commemoration of this renowned holiday I give you this week’s “Easter Cross” Color-A-Page.

Enjoy!

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New Mother’s Day Card – “Home Is Where The Mama Is” <3 <3

This weeks card is for all the Mamas out there. It was inspired by the wonderful vintage sepia family portraits in front of Victorian homes.
It is available on my Etsy site as a printable.
Enjoy!

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Celebrate Spring with this weeks Color-A-Page!

Today Spring has officially arrived! Depending where you live, we can start clearing the closet of unwanted down coats and replacing them with lightweight jackets and cardigans, yay! The trees are budding blossoms, the bunnies are busy with their litters of kits and the birdies with their nests of hatchlings 🙂

But what screams Spring in all its glorious birth and new beginnings more than eggs in a basket?

Have fun this week with YOUR kits and hatchlings coloring this weeks Color-A-Page by Art by Amber Rose :))
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*Note: All Color-A-Page images are available for personal or non-commercial use. If you would like to purchase rights to an image for commercial use, please email me. If you have questions about usage, please visit my Angel Policy (copyright) page.

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New Projects and Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

Creative Juices are flowin’!!

So after doing my February Creativity blog-o-fun I have started a few new projects to get some new art out there! I will be giving you some sneek peeks here and there and posting when the new projects are finished. I plan on…..

> expanding my illustration portfolio…
> get crackin’ on some stationary and greeting card fun….
> and a few new things I am hoping ya’ll are gonna like 🙂

To kick off the beginning of a new illustration era I am gifting you all a few festive illustrations via “Color A Page”, my new weekly illustration project featuring coloring pages on anything and everything! You can use them with your kids (parents), with your class (teachers), at your establishment (librarians and booksellers) or just for yourself if you’re a color-holic like me 🙂
If you send your creation back to me (less than 1 mb) at iDrawPrettyPictures@gmail.com I’ll post it to my blog!

In the future I would like to continue to make these pages available as free downloads SO PLEASE DO NOT STEAL MY ILLUSTRATIONS, leave the copyright intact. *Note: All Color-A-Page images are available for personal or non-commercial use. If you would like to purchase rights to an image for commercial use, please email me. If you have questions about usage, please visit my Angel Policy page.

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Illustration – Color A Page

Welcome!

I will be creating my coloring pages every week for teachers, librarians, booksellers and parents to enjoy with their children, but also to let the public know about MY BOOKS! Click a cover to learn more about each title and download free activity pages!

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On to the Coloring Pages! (All Free!*)

Click an image below to read the original post and to download it for coloring. If you send your creation back to me (less than 1 mb) at iDrawPrettyPictures@gmail.com I’ll post it to my blog!

I am just starting out, but come back each week for new coloring pages!

*Note: All Color-A-Page images are available for personal or non-commercial use. If you would like to purchase rights to an image for commercial use, please email me. If you have questions about usage, please visit my Angel Policy (copyright) page.

CHILDREN’S BOOKS   |   HOLIDAYS   |   FANTASY }

CHILDREN’S BOOKS:

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HOLIDAYS:

ColorAPage_HatnGold   ColorAPage_StPatrick
ColorAPage_EasterBasket  ColorAPage_EasterCross
ColorAPage_QingMingKite  ColorAPage_Sechseläuten
ColorAPage_EarthBooboo  ColorAPage_TurkKids
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FANTASY:

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Stay tuned! More to come EACH WEEK!!