Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Great article below written by Harold Underground reviewing the 2011 Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market
Friday, April 29, 2011
|"He He He, that'll teach him a lesson!" 18x 12" Pastel Pencil|
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Ok, so for this week's topic "Duet", I thought of all the times I looked like this mom pulling her hair out with little ones clinging to her screaming at the top of their lungs simultaneously! Ahh .. the wonderful moments of parenthood that make you want to scream yourself. This is a duet in "C" major and that's C for crying. Luckily these moments are outweighed by all the magic the rest of childrearing brings. Hope you enjoy! Oh and if you're experiencing this remember it always seems to get worse before it gets better. He He He...
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
|Bad Teddy, Bad!|
11x14" Graphite on Paper
Friday, March 25, 2011
Ok, this one took me a lot longer than expected! It's the final version done in pastel and colored pencil on last week's Illustration Friday topic suggestion, "Stir". This witch has traded in her broom for a snazzy sports car and caused a huge "stir" upon her arrival at the witches' convention taking place here at the Riviera Witch Hotel. This one was a lot of fun to finish. Got lost for hours coloring away! Anyway, hope you enjoy. Looking forward to seeing what tomorrow or better said today's (east coast midnight exactly) topic is for IF. Skipped a week but hope to start a new illustration this weekend.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
|Thought making different colored witches would make for a more interesting crowd!|
Done in colored pencil.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
|"Warning" - Do Not Touch|
Pastel on Paper 11x14
With regard to the illo though, seems like it took me forever to come up with an idea for the topic this week. Low and behold I always come back to my own experiences to draw from and try to incoporate a little more- a stretch of the imagination you could say? I have seen situations like the one above come close to fruition but the museum guards are usually ready to jump on it. Anyway, hope you enjoy this. I thought her drawing on the black and gray one was appropriate for her age group since she could associate it with a blackboard - hee hee. Ahh- the beauty of innocence. I think she adds something to it anyway!
Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Here's my Illustration Friday painting for the topic "Swarm". It's done in pastel pencil with the blue background photoshopped in. The first thing I thought of when brainstorming what to illustrate for this week was my son's dilemma about not wanting to get on the school bus when he was little! Any mother with this problem will tell you it's not fun. Anyway, the whole process terrified him until he finally got used to it and made some new friends on the bus. Believe me everyone got to know him with all of the crying and were actually quite helpful in soothing him and offering their help, so sweet! In a crazy kind of way I miss that whole stage. He's 8 now and wants to be Derek Jeter so who knows what the future holds. I figured I would apply my experience to a little baby bee not wanting to join the "swarm" like all the other kids with it's mother coaxing him to participate. Hope you enjoy!! Note:
Friday, February 11, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Thinking lately a lot about a new book dummy idea and as such started off with a visual instead of a full fledge storyline! Anyway, had a blast with this painting. Had a heck of a time getting the door slamming movement to feel right! The witch is the embodiment of myself (on occasion only) when I'm having a bad day. Will be working on more versions of the innocent parties at the door soon.