Thursday, March 29, 2012

I love Castles

I love castles. I just do. There magnificent. beautiful. spacious. and just...medieval. I want one.

Very cool Castle!

I've always had a fascination for them. As a little rag-muffian of a girl, I dreamed up my own castle. Seriously. I did. I was going to build one, in the back yard. I spent a lot of time on it. I drew pictures of it, (I still have them too) I knew how big it was going to be and what it would look like. It was simple, only consisting of four towers. There was going to be a armory room, stalls, oh, and a dungeon, can't forget the dungeon. And a round table. Yes, that too.   

 I drew this doodle yesterday with my dual brush pen :)

As a little girl I always wanted to see a castle, to walk inside of one, to feel the cold stones...And I did. Quite unsuspectingly. And it was amazing. I got to tour the largest red brick castle in Europe last year. It was in Poland while I was on a missions trip with a bunch of very wonderful people. I will never forget it, it was just as I imagined. But it was real this time. (and no, the castle pic on top of page is not it)

~Elizabeth Joy

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

My Doodle 4 Google

Its done! Just in time. I'm sending it out tomorrow.
This is the original one. I didn't have to start all over after all. :D I just fixed it up with markers. It turned out quite well. Oh, and there's the old inventor...

Please click on picture to see it better.

Whatcha think?

~Elizabeth Mailly

Saturday, March 17, 2012

So...the doodle is going to be prolonged. Unfortunately I messed up with he coloring, I couldn't decide what I wanted to use to color it with. I chose colored pencils. That was a mistake. I have to start all over again and I only have two days left. I am in sore need of some inspiration. I always look at painting magazines for that...but this is different. :( Wish me success!

~Elizabeth Joy

Monday, March 12, 2012

Here's one of them! Not the Doodle 4 Google one...the other one. : P Your going to have to wait a while longer for the doodle.

Click on the photo to see it better.

~Elizabeth Joy

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Contests and cool prizes...

I'm working on several sketches for a couple different contests, which have AMAZING prizes (see below). The deadlines are very soon, so besides school and time outside (to keep my sanity) I have been spending hours in my studio in an effort to finish them. Actually, I could probably put a little more effort into them if I had a comfortable chair to sit on, I tried Sarah's exercising ball, but didn't work to well. Anywho...stay tuned for pictures of the finished products!  

Doodle 4 Google


One (1) National Winner
The National Winner will have his or her doodle featured on the U.S. homepage. He or she will be awarded a $30,000 college scholarship to be used at the school of his or her choice, a trip to New York for an event on May 17, 2012, a Google Chromebook computer, a Wacom digital design tablet, and a t-shirt printed with his or her doodle on it. We'll also award the winner's full time school a $50,000 technology grant towards the establishment or improvement of a computer lab or technology programming.
Four (4) National Finalists
Each of the other four National Finalists will win a $5,000 college scholarship to be used at the school of their choice, a trip to New York for the final event on May 17, 2012, a Wacom digital design tablet, and a t-shirt printed with their doodle on it.
Fifty (50) State Winners
Each of the other 50 State Winners will win a trip to New York for the final event on May 17, 2012 and a t-shirt printed with their doodles on it. All 50 Regional Finalists will also have their doodle displayed in a special exhibit at the New York Public Library.
Two Hundred and Fifty (250) State Finalists
Each of the other State Finalists will receive an official winner's certificate and be featured on the Doodle 4 Google contest web site.

The other contest is on a smaller scale and only for Alaska. The prizes are as follows:

First Prize:  $500.00           
Second Prize:  $300.00  
Third Prize:  $200.00     

~Elizabeth Joy