Thursday, December 31, 2009

More Penguins

Illustration Friday: Pioneer

Penguin quickly learned why he was the first to fish in that particular pond.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

News! Wow It's a Cow : Bestseller's Category : Farm Animals #28!!


I feel like this squirrel right now :0)))

Link! (It's probably going to change a lot in rank up or down, but for right now, that's where it is)

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Guess What Arrived Today!

Sorry about the flash in some of these photos! The book isn't officially being released until January 1st, but I was able to buy this copy off of already.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Mean Ol' Borris

I only had enough time to take a quick picture of this in low light - I'll replace with a better scan a bit later today.

New Story, New Character Sketches

I just finished writing a picture book manuscript over Christmas break so am now at the stage of figuring out what the characters are going to look like. Oh, and by the way, I've learned that I love drawing penguins! Those charming, doughy little creatures can be so expressive.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Small Website Update

I made a little animated GIF with the sketches in the post below and added it to the front page of my main website:

Or you can see it right here--you have to click on the image to see the actual animation:

A Page From the Sketchbook

Trying to get in a habit of sketching more. It can't help but improve the ol' drawing skills, right?


Well, I got away with not putting comment approvals on my blog for quite a while, but now after waking up to a good 20 different spam posts by the same person I guess I'm going to have to use that feature. It was so pleasant to spend the first half of my morning going through and deleting those one by one. Thank you, whoever you are. I'm guessing you found a big ol' lump of coal in your stocking this past Christmas for being on Santa's Naughty list.

So...comment approvals....*click*. Sorry in advance for the inconvenience this may cause my wonderful readers. I did, however, remove the word verification thingy since I will be moderating them, so that at least will be a little easier.

These kitty sketches reflect well how I felt this morning lol!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Wow It's A Cow!

It's countdown time! Wow It's a Cow is being release January 1st! Click here to nab yourself a copy of this very adorable lift-the-flap book.

p.s. I'll include a better scan when I receive the book - this one is a little muddy looking for some reason, but it's the only online image I have at the moment.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Under The Oak Tree

A painting of my niece, Katie, for her Mom.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Olly In The Snow

Illustration Friday: Undone

When George's jacket zipper refused to come undone an epic battle ensued....which culminated in the call for backup.

Monday, December 14, 2009

New Book!

So, art for Raj the Bookstore Tiger is in transit right now to Charlesbridge publishing company and will see a release date in in Fall of 2010! On my plate now is an adorable and sweet book written by Michelle Medlock Adams, called How Much Does God Love You, for Guidepost publishing. And a hilarious book for Dutton entitled Baby Moose Visits, written by Linda Glaser. I'm enjoying both these books immensely!

From How Much Does God Love You: