So here's some exciting news! I have been asked to participate in this exciting exhibition of children's book art. I am honored to be in a show with so many other wonderful artists and illustrators. Check it out if you get the chance!
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.
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.
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.
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.