I've been working the last few weeks on some new original paintings to sell on my site soon. I thought it would be fun to repurpose some of these into art for potential home decor, fabric and paper products. Will show more as these come together.
I've been busy for the last few months illustrating my next book Moon Babies, written by Karen Jameson. Been painting in a new color palette for me with lots of purples and pinks. Here's a little peek!
Sketches from a new project coming out in summer.
About two years ago, I posted a story board for a picture book I was working on called THE LONELY BUNNY. After many drafts and great feedback from friends, it became a wordless picture book called DUST BUNNY WANTS A FRIEND. Now two years later, I'm in the process of handing off final art to the publisher, Schwartz & Wade. Such an incredible journey filled with tons of sketches, doodles, character studies, scans, paint tests, revisions and Photoshop. I can't wait to show you more, but for now I thought it would be fun to show some of the process.
DUST BUNNY WANTS A FRIEND comes out in Spring 2019.
Hooray! My natural science illustration portfolio book arrived! In learning about naturalistic illustration, I was fascinated by the materials, mediums and scientific process. So I incorporated some of my process and materials into this piece. I printed the book through Blurb and really love how it turned out. The print quality is superb so I highly recommend them if you're wanting to print a small batch of books.
Having fun illustrating various bunnies and doodle bugs today!
Sketching out an idea for a kids book.
Hello blog, it's been a while! I've been busy catching up from the holidays. Here's a little something I've been working on this week... a "year of the winged monkey" illustration.
Working on the next picture book in my national parks series. This one is about a marten in the Redwoods. My first steps have been to outline out a story then draw rough thumbnail sketches in this storyboard template.
I've started doodling with pen in hopes to create some surface pattern designs with these.
Recently I was reading a book called "Steal Like an Artist" by Austin Kleon. In it Kleon said that he has two separate desks, one for his computer and another for non-computer creative work.
I loved this idea since I have a bad habit of checking Facebook when I should be creating stuff. I also wanted to figure out a way to avoid sitting all day.
So I converted my IKEA drawer cabinet by taking off the legs to lower the height and putting my Wacom tablet in the top drawer. I'm loving having the two desk set up so far. I highly recommend!
Last week, I joined some friends for a few days of printmaking. I did a few linocut prints. It had been about 20 years since I've done any printmaking, so it was a ton of fun to relearn how to do this.