Thursday, June 28, 2012

Drifting part 3

Here are a couple more little studies for my latest picture book. These are a couple of boats that the little beaver made. One one would be a basic boat that he made when he was younger the other is a barge that he is painting. Any thoughts?

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Driftwood boats: Part 2

Hey all!
I posted yesterday some sketches for a new picture book idea I have. Well here is a little painting I did last night to go help develop the idea. This little beaver is playing on a rug with some driftwood boats. The rug came out a bit too blue, so I lightened it. Thoughts on which one you like better?

Illustration Friday:Space

Hey everyone, here is my IF piece for the week. This is another larger piece I am trying to do. This week's space theme got me thinking about what space might seem like to these little woodland creatures.I'd imagining it would be very impressive and mysterious. Let me know what you think!

Monday, June 25, 2012


Hey everyone
Just a quick little post on my latest sketches. I'm working on a new picture book idea that involves driftwood boats. I just love the sweet simplicity and natural quality of these little things. Stay tuned for some more sketches and final drawings.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Illustration Friday: Secret

I am working on doing some larger narrative pieces to go along with some character studies I've been doing. This little mole emerged for this week's IF theme. He found a secret place he'd been looking for hidden by brambles. As I work on these more complex pieces, please let me know your thoughts!


Here are some  in between pictures that I took so show you guys my process. I only took a couple of photos, but basically this is what I did:
1)I sketched the drawing first
2) I traced and transferred the image to watercolor paper
3) I inked with waterproof Micron pens
4) I water colored the image.

You will notice that I did ink a TON of vines,but the water coloring process obscured a lot of them- which was great because it allowed me to add some depth with the larger detailed vines up front and then smaller less detailed vines the farther up the mountain. Hope this helped!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Sketching, coffee, banana bread

Saturday morning drawing session yielded some great sketches for some more in depth pieces to go along with my mole painting from a few weeks ago. Next stages to come...and maybe more banana bread?

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Illustration Friday: Hurry

This week's IF theme made me think of the one thing I think I do fast- eat. So these little bears are racing each other in a pie eating contest! I think I'd like to savor the pie a bit more though.