Monday, January 21, 2008

Parade 7!

Robot by J Chris Campbell!

Centaur by me.

Just a reminder: This is a meme intended to produce high-contrast imagery for parents and their infants. Parents can use these images in any way for their kids, but all other uses must be contracted for with the original artist. More information can be found back at the beginning of The Parade!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Let's not have another week like that one, okay?

Things have been a little rough around here, lately. The Lovely Wife and I went to a routine doctor's appointment, and ended up in Labor and Delivery. The good news is that she and the Adorable Progeny are both okay, and that Skeezix is still on the right side of LW's belly (that is to say, the inside), but that was very nearly not the case. Five days later, and considerably worse for the wear, we made it back home.

The Lovely Wife is on bed-rest for the rest of the pregnancy, which, hopefully will be awhile longer. Skeezix is 33 weeks along, today. Seven more to go.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Parade 6!

Bear with a lute by me.

Altorhino and Littletrumpet by Stephen Eidson!

Edit: Stephen has cleaner files of these images over on his blog.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Parade 2!

Tubacat by me.
Magical Musical Mexican Murcielago by talented young whippersnapper, Jemma Salume.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Join the Parade!

While putting together the Adorable Progeny's deluxe suite (presently referred to as the Nerdery), and I keep coming across the information that young infants can most easily see high contrast black and white imagery. There's some very nice stuff available for purchase, but, hey, I've got a bottle of ink! Why not make my own?

Here's what I'm thinking: I'll post my drawings at pretty high resolution (600 dpi). Any parent who would like to use these for their infant is welcome to. They remain my intellectual property, and are not available for other use without contacting me (this includes schools and garage bands), but parents can do all kinds of things with them: make flashcards, wall art, tattoos, whatever.

And, in my very first attempt at memecraft, I'd like for other folks to add to the parade. The parameters are:
1.) You are willing to offer the same terms that I have. You retain all rights, but parents can use the images for their kids.
2.) High contrast black and white imagery, at a pretty decent resolution. No grays, no gradients, no colors. Well, maybe red.
3.) Content should be all-ages appropriate. Dahr.
4.) It's a musical parade! Give your marcher an instrument!

No deadline. We'll keep on marching for as long as people are interested in joining in. Drop your link in the comments of any Parade post, or shoot me an email!