Monday, August 27, 2007

Just in the nick of time!!!!!!!!!!

Hi gals,
I did make it here Monday after all! This is another sketch I switched the text to within the piece. It's not much of a change but it's something I guess. I have three others I'm still working on and will post for next week. It was a really really busy week for me and I honestly have to say I didn't get much drawing done. I can't wait to get back into the swing of things with regard to my art and finish visiting colleges. Although it's been really exciting I need my life back! Hope you all have a more productive week than me. Happy blogging!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Monday, August 20, 2007

"Come on in Sweetie!" said the granny

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New Doublespread

Hi gals!
And welcome to Joni and Bonnie! I'm sure I'm speaking for all of us when I tell you how excited we are that you've joined our group. It's a great place to share your talents and ideas in a really supportive and friendly environment. That sounds kind of like a sales pitch but it's not, really! We're looking forward to your wonderful art and hope that the exchange of feedback will help you grow more as artists as it's helped all of us so far!

On another note, the top piece is a revised sketch from my Little Red Riding Hood book dummy I've been working on for over a year now and have almost completed. Yeah!!! Let me know your thoughts on any of it. Have a great, productive week!

Monday, August 13, 2007

New layouts and Ending




Hi Gals,
In an effort to get all of the illo's in my book dummy consistent, with the text incorporated within the pieces, I've gone back to page 17 (the top piece with the wolf at the door) and lengthened it by adding more wall and laying in the text in white so it would show up better. I have five more pages I have to incorporate the text into and then I'll be DONE!!! Yeah!! Of course then I'll be pestering everyone about how to write a decent cover letter and how to deal with the agnst of the dreaded "eternal waiting period". I truly hope something comes of this all. We shall see.

On the bottom "ending" double spread piece I went back to a previous sketch and took it apart. I zoomed in on Granny and Red and set the huntsman giving Mr. Nasty the boot to finalize the story. You let me know what works and doesn't and if the text is all right surrounding the basket. I fiddled with that forever. If anyone has any suggestions send them on over. Looking forward to Bonnie and Joni joining us next week. Hope you're enjoying the blog and getting acquainted with everyone's work if you haven't already! Happy blogging everyone!!

Monday, August 06, 2007

Finally out of the belly!!

Hi girls,

Sorry to say I wasn't able to finish my crits last week. I will do them tonight so take a peek. On another note here's the second to last illo in the book. It comes after last week's piece with the ginormic uvula. It's pretty self explanatory, I hope, and of course am curious to know your thoughts on any of it. Granny has vacated the wolf's belly and is esctatic to be reunited with Red. I was trying to think of a different perspective for this piece and figured Red would look neat reflected on granny's glasses. I'm off to take the kids to the movies and pizza at the mall so I'm not going to blab too much. Hope everyone had a great weekend and enjoyed the sun like I did!! Happy Blogging qand keep up the great work.