Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Cloud

First draft of thumbnail sketches/story boards for an 'almost' wordless picture book I'm working on..






Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sketches of One Year Olds


For Bryce: Full Color

Erika, this is for your new, beautiful little nephew.  I miss you my friend.


Saturday, December 22, 2012

For Bryce


More Character Sketches

This is for a little series of drawings entitled, "Is This It?"


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Character Sketches


Tadpoles


Birthday Card For Kate

I kind of created this in the fashion of the old three toned illustrations of my childhood. :) Only had 40 minutes to finish it, so was a bit rushed. 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

Character Sketches

Having SO much fun experimenting with pastels.  I love the rich colors against the thicker line.  It's like...POW! 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Another Autograph

I think I like this one best so far!


Monday, December 03, 2012

Sophia

More character sketches!  Slightly different style from before.  Outlined in Higgins Black Magic ink with # 2 watercolor brush.  I used to prefer dip pens, but now I can't use anything but a brush haha.  I guess I feel more in control of the line.




Saturday, November 24, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Hey, Milo

Working on a new pitch for an early reader series for Scholastic!  Here's a practice image, although there are going to be lots more before I start considering them as actual samples.  Practice makes perfect, right? :)

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

New Thumbnail Sketches

Hope everyone is staying safe through Storm Sandy!  Here are the thumbnails are going to be submitted to publishers in the next week or so.  They're larger than the typical thumbnail sketch--about six per standard size piece of typing paper. And the drawings are tighter too (since this is going to be used in lieu of a dummy book).  Also added some color accents to show that black and red are the main two colors in the book.

Can't publish the whole manuscript of course, so the text is blurred out (sorry). :)





Thanks for visiting and stay safe!




Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Making of A Children's Book Illustration: Sophia the Pig!


Click "youtube" on the video so you can see it full size on the youtube site!  Stay safe out there through hurricane Sandy.


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Heartbreak

This is also for Illustration Friday: Sky.

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