Friday, December 17, 2010

New Illustration: Gingerbread Dachshunds

Gingerbread Dachshunds
Digital Mixed Media
©2010 Debi Cady
Gingerbread dachshunds playing outside their chocolate gingerbread house, surrounded by gingerbread pine trees and gumdrop bushes. They play with peppermint candies, and a gingerbread rabbit and squirrel. The path leading to the door of the house is made of bone-shaped dog biscuits. ^-^ 

This illustration was, of course, inspired by Ringo. One of my nicknames for his is the Gingerbread man. lol One day when I was calling him that, I thought how cute it would be if he really was a gingerbread man, and I got this idea shortly thereafter. 

This illustration is now available on Cafe PressZazzleRed Bubble, and my deviantArt Print Shop.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New Ringo Photos: Christmas Dachshund Versions 1 & 2

Christmas Dachshund Ver. 1
©2010 Debi Cady

Christmas Dachshund Ver. 2
©2010 Debi Cady

For some reason, Ringo really likes the ornaments on our Christmas tree, especially the dachshund ornaments! He's always going and nosing them and wagging his tail, it's really sweet. So this gave me the idea of having him pose under the tree with the dachshund ornaments and statues (it was partly my mom's idea too). ^-^

Anyways, I thought he looked so cute in a couple of the shots that I decided to add them to my stores. So these two cute pics of Ringo are now available on Cafe PressZazzleRed Bubble and my deviantArt Print Shop.

Friday, December 10, 2010

New Illustration: Princess TaiPing

Princess TaiPing
Ink on Papyrus
©2010 Debi Cady

Princess Taiping, daughter of Tang Dynasty Emperor Gaozong, twice suppressed mutinies inside the imperial court at critical times. Her name means "Princess of Peace". You can read more about her on Wikipedia ^-^ The costume is based on one I have for my dolls.

This illustration is now available on my stores at Cafe PressZazzleRed Bubble and my deviantArt Print Shop.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

New Illustration: Aioga

Ink, colored pencil on bristol board
©2006 Debi Cady

This illustration is based on a Nanai folktale called "Aioga". I first read it while studying Russian in high school (the Nanai are a Siberian people), and it is now one of my favorite stories. It's about a very pretty, but not so nice girl, who is very vain and very lazy. Whenever her mother asks her to help with something, Aioga makes up some lame excuse about how she can't because she might hurt her hands or whatever. The little neighbor girl ends up helping instead. In the end, Aioga's mother makes pancakes, and when Aioga asks for one, she tells her she might burn her hands, so she can't have it, and she gives it to the neighbor girl instead. Aioga sees the girl eating her pancake, gets really angry, starts yelling and flapping her arms, and ends up turning into a goose. There's more to it, but just so you get an idea of it.

This image is now available in my stores on Cafe PressZazzleRed Bubble and my deviantArt Print Shop.

New Illustration: Creation: The Fifth Day

Creation: The Fifth Day
Ink, colored pencil on bristol board
©2006 Debi Cady

This illustration is based on an icon I saw once. It shows Jesus creating the birds and the fish, I thought it was really cool. To me, it depicts two scriptures. One, of course, is Genesis 1:20-23: 

" Then God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens.” So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good. And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” So the evening and the morning were the fifth day. "

The other is John 1:1-3:

 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.

As always, this image is available on many items through my online stores, Cafe PressZazzleRed Bubble and my deviantArt Print Shop ^-^

New Illustration: Saint Michael the Archangel

Saint Michael the Archangel
Ink, colored pencil on bristol board
©2006 Debi Cady
This is my interpretation of a Byzantine icon of Saint Michael the Archangel. He is the patron saint of police officers, the military, sailors, paramedics, grocers and many other vocations, places and causes (over 50, so I am not listing them all!). He is one of four archangels found in both Jewish and Christian scriptures. 

This image is now available on various items in my stores on Cafe PressZazzleRed Bubble and my deviantArt  Print Shop.