Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Children's Book Sample page

Here's another instance where I feel the sketch cam out better than the final. I do this thing where I clam up when it comes time to color. Maybe I just need to put more hours into actually painting? Well, whatever it is I'll just figure it out as I go along. That seems to be my mantra lately.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Postcard Flyer Designs for self promotion

Some of my illustrations and flyer designs were featured on the Got Print blog today. I've been using them several years now for my postcard prints and business cards. They're great quality prints and really affordable too with a quick turnaround.

Monday, June 29, 2015

"Hunter's Will" children's book in the local news

One of the children's books I worked on last year made it into the local news yesterday. Author Papa Didos has been running across the country giving away children's books to local schools. It was a pleasure to work on "Hunter's Will" knowing it was for a good cause. 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Watercolor illustration

I got some new materials in and this was my teaser-tester for it. He doesn't have a name yet, if anyone has any suggestions I'd love to hear them! I was thinking he's sort of a puck-like kind of guy; always popping in and out of places unexpectedly. Also crazy like those pink fireys, in Jim Henson's "Labyrinth". Those guys scared the crap out me as kid...actually, they still scare the crap out me.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

"The Haunted Forest" children's book experiments in color

Because I don''t have the patience to work on one thing at a time I started seeing how the Haunted Forest sketches would look colored. I'm really liking the pen & ink with the watercolor. I can focus more on playing with color when the drawing is already established. I've been working backwards for a while now and saving things till the end when I should of worked them out earlier and visa versa. I've been doing this for way too long to be just now figuring this out, haha. Oh well. 

Friday, June 12, 2015

"Carlimo" the dancing frog products on Redbubble

Now I'll have a decent tote bag to carry around! My Redbubble shop has tote bags and more with this fun guy, "Carlimo" on them. (My grandparents so thoughtfully helped me out with his naming)

#redbubble #totebag #frog #happiness#watercolor

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Frog watercolor sketch

Sometimes I get so excited to see a painting finished, I don't have all patience I need :) I think I did good with this one; I'm excited to make him some friends.