Sunday, February 26, 2012

Hunkering down at Jackson Island

I've really been into woodland creatures and settings in the woods lately. I finished this illustration last week that was inspired by Huckleberry Finn. I was thinking about how much fun it would be to camp out on Jackson Island and some nice gumbo cooking over a fire to share with my best friend.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Illustration Friday: Capable

This week's IF topic "capable" got me thinking about how we are all capable of anything. What are you capable of?

 Doing something amazing?

Are you capable of saying goodbye?

Are you capable of saying no?

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Lunch Break

Here's my latest little guy I've completed. He's been chopping wood all morning long and a nice hot thermos of tomato soup sounds so good right about now.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Illustration Friday: Fluid

Hey all!
This week's IF topic is "fluid." These little guys are thirsty so they are going right to the source for some refreshing cloud fluid. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Dennis Goes to Venice

Hey everyone

Here are some pieces I made recently as ideas for another picture book. A walrus named Dennis dreams of going to Venice. He has to make quite a journey and goes through a lot of places before he ends up there.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Illustration Friday: Popularity

This week's Illustration Friday theme was "Popularity." When you are a weird arty girl growing up "popular" has a meaning that is often linked to "un-popularity" but I thought I would give this little bear a chance in the world and perhaps a little insight. Because even thought everyone thinks they are un-popular at one time or another, the truth is we all have fans.
Happy Valentines Day everyone!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Pigeon Man

Hey everyone
Here is a piece I recently finished. Just the line art and then water colored. Any thoughts?

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Illustration Friday: Suspense

This week's topic for Illustration Friday is "Suspense." I'm sure that today being the Super Bowl holds suspense for a lot of people, but this is my kind of suspense.

Or rather, can I eat all this ice cream? THAT would be suspenseful.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Drawing Saturday!

Today was a wonderfully sunny day in Seattle, and oddly enough I had the best day enjoying it from home! Sun coming in warming the house, drawing and watching movies with my husband! These are my favorite days!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Hey all
So here is a drawing I recently did for a friends birthday. It's a portrait of her and her family as if they were from the 1960's. It's very fitting because they practically are from the 60's. They love all things hip and cool, Danish furniture, vinyl, mid-century everything. I tried to draw them in a retro stylized way to enhance the concept.
The image isn't super high rez though, but you get the idea. It is done in the same style as one of my picture books I've written and illustrated, The Teleportation of Gil Perez. Here are a few images from that book:

As always if you have any input on the images, I'd love to hear it!