Sunday, October 26, 2008

Travel and Sing

Just LOOK at this brilliant new blog!  My heart 'travels and sings' when I visit it.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Huzzah!



I received my copies of Jack and Jill magazine this past week! In addition to getting to illustrate a story, I ended up on the same page as a feature for a book by Phyllis Harris and her hubby, Bradley Harris: "My Brother and I"! Phyllis also designed the characters of Jack and Jill who make appearances throughout the magazine. Very, very adorable kids!

In other news I was very excited to receive the "I Love Your Blog" award from Erik Brooks!
I've been a fan of Erik's work for quite some time now so this was a very nice surprise. Thank you!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Illustration Friday: Strings


Okay, so this is just one string... I drew this on a little piece of elongated scrap watercolor paper. The stuff is so expensive, might as well use every inch of it right?  Miguel Rios III (the lab mouse) escaped from a shampoo testing facility. Thankfully the only side effect he got was smelling nice!

By the by, I've added a just-for-fun poll on the right side of my blog. Feel free to vote. If it works out I might make it a regular thing around Fox and Socks.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Send Your Stuff!

This is a reminder to all you aspiring illustrators out there to send your work out. Below is what the art director sees when you don't:

So get this book and get cracking! Go go go, this should have been done yesterday! :0)

Thursday, October 09, 2008

A Little Dino


I made this for my niece who has the flu.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Barnyard Airtraffic



After eating half his bucket of Halloween candy, Billy had some very strange dreams that night...

More Color Studies





When starting a new book, I like to make sure I'm a hundred percent happy with the main character and how he interacts with minor characters. They have to have chemistry together just like actors in a good movie. I've experimented with tons of different character designs for the kids--some were shorter and more cartoony, while some were larger and more realistic. I changed the kitty (star of the show) around a lot as well. I do these quick color spots with my characters until something starts to come alive. When that happens I'm ready to go to final sketches.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008