Friday, July 13, 2012

Lost…have you seen this man?

Back in August of '97 The Banff Crag & Canyon newspaper wrote a news story relating to a LOST hiker. "A 70-year-old hiker who was missing overnight was rescued when he stumbled upon a warden posting his description in a parking lot at Kootenay National Park".… the story was perfect material for a cartoon!

Pen and Ink cartoon by Sandra Santa Lucia published in the Banff Crag & Canyon newspaper Aug. 6/1997.
July 13 - 19 Illustration Friday's topic of the week is "lost" as submitted by Antonio Bernal

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Newspaper media will never "suspend" it's honesty, objectivity and fairness.

Responsibility to it's readers is always first and foremost—their readers deserve no less.

Pen and Ink Cartoon  published in the Banff Crag and Canyon newspaper  in 1995 by Sandra Santa Lucia.
Back in 1995 I created the cartoon above for The Crag newspaper and thought it fitting for this week's July 6 - 12  Illustration Friday's  word of the week. The word being "Suspend".
Submitted by Allyn Howard at: 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

It is no secret

…the bears are up and they are hungry.

In the Banff National Park the Bears wake sometime in April and they are very very hungry. 

published pen and ink cartoon by Sandra Santa Lucia, April 14, 1993 for the Banff Crag and Canyon newspaper

Back in 1993 I illustrated the cartoon above for The Banff Crag and Canyon newspaper. Having a little fun depicting a bear munching away on a popular warden's lunch this cartoon warned readers of the dangers of  Feeding the Bears.
Illustration Friday's word of the week for June 15 to 21 is "secret"

Sunday, February 26, 2012

If only Uggy, a capable performer, had been a nominee for an Oscar…

he could have danced with Little Lizzie one cute little dog!
Unfortunately Uggy, the wonderful furry four-legged performer from The Artist was not a nominee to the 2012 Oscars. Had he, he would  have swung and twirled little Lizzie Barker delighting a world-wide audience.

Pencil drawing of Uggy, The Artist's four-legged lovable dog swings with little Lizzie Barker at the Oscars! by Sandra Santa Lucia/2/26/12
For more information about animals not receiving an Oscar check out  The Calgary Herald  
Illustration Friday's February 25 - March 1 word of the week is capable suggested by Fiona Meakin of Love Love Drawing. 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

fluid…water and more water!

"Who will foot the bill!!"  … all about a broken water main in Banff.
Pen and Ink cartoon illustration by Sandra Santa Lucia/ 7/7/92 for the Banff Crag & Canyon newspaper.

Fluid is the topic for Illustration Friday's word of the week for February 17 - 23 as suggested by

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

fashion designers…preparing for the Oscars

What would the starlets do without the top designers on Oscar night?…and what would the designers do without historical fashion?  Designers are often influenced by articals of clothing, style, accessory or fabric from the past. For example; although I am not a fashion designer I did have fun designing and illustrating the Tux-Shrug below.  I rather liked the high-waisted bodice which came forth during the Renaissance period. One never knows what inspires one does one.

Pen and ink fashion design and illustration of front and back views of a Tux-Shrug by Sandra SantaLucia, Banff, AB/17/01/2012

You might like to read Ulinka Rublack's artical  "Renaissance Fashion: The Birth of Power Dressing," at Cambridge University. Ulinka Rublack makes a good argument that the concept as we know it got started way back in the 1300s. By the end of the era, "clothes already formed an important part of what we might call people’s ‘psychic landscapes.’ Wardrobes could become repositories of fantasies and insecurities, as well as reflecting expectations of what a person might look like and behave." Particularly interesting is her research on one Matthaus Schwarz, an Augsburg accountant who had watercolor paintings of himself in various outfits bound into a book—making him possibly the world's first fashion blogger.

This week's topic for Illustration Friday week of Jan. 14 - 20, 2012
This week's topic is "Prepare" suggested by Susan Sorrell Hill (
An artist must possess Nature. He must identify himself with her rhythm, by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will later enable him to express himself in his own language. ~ Henri Matisse
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