Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Sun Will Come Out...Tomorrow!



I've been pretty busy as of late, working on some new projects, so I haven't had the chance to post more of my Inktober pieces.  Here's my take on some characters from "Little Orphan Annie".  I love the comic strips from the 20's, 30's and 40's, and "Little Orphan Annie" is one of my favorites.  You will probably recognize Annie, Sandy, and Daddy Warbucks, but you may not recognize the female character.  That would be (my version of) Mrs. Warbucks!  She was only in the strip for the first couple of years, but it was she who actually adopted Annie.  She was also Annie's main antagonist at the beginning, though she became a "good guy" before she was killed off.

Monday, November 03, 2014

Hot Off The Press!

Well, what do you know? "Busy Trucks on the Go" made it to the Children's Book Council's Hot off the Press list for this November.  What an honor!  Thank you to Eric Ode for writing another wonderful book that I got to illustrate.  Take the link below to see what they said about "Busy Trucks" and also check out the other books on the list.
 Children's Book Council Hot off the Press list.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Inktober Switcheroo!


All of my Inktober pieces up until now have been done with ink and brush.  I decided to switch it up for a bit and show some pieces done with my copic ink pens.  These two pieces are actually from a while back, quick doodles from one of my moleskine sketchbooks.  I like how loose and fun these sketches are.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

More Inktober!


Two more pieces for Inktober.  These are both based on sketchbook sketches.  I'm not so sure about the bear and racoon piece.  It turned out a little rougher than I wanted.  One thing I do need to do is get some new brushes.  My current ones are getting a bit ragged and hard to use.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Inktober continues!


Two more pieces for Inktober!  I'm enjoying doing these quicker pieces.  I feel like they are helping me to loosen up.

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Inktober 2014!




Inktober returns!  I was to busy to make it all the way through Inktober last year, but I'm determined to do it this year.  Here are the first four so far, day 1 through day 4.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Terrariums!

I've been really busy with some freelance work the last month or so, so I haven't been able to do much of my own artwork, but here's a piece I did for Lilla Roger's Global Talent Search.  I didn't make it past the first round, but this is my entry for the first assignment.  I ended up going off in a direction I didn't intend, but I learned an awful lot in the process.  This was done mostly in Photoshop.  The experiments continue!