I’ve been very busy putting together the final art for Set 2 for Germaine Choe’s Language Together series. Here’s a sneak peek from one of the books–Rosie the diva feline is one of my favorite characters to draw—she puts a whole new spin on “cat in a hat” The greytone conveniently works with this week’s #Colour_Collective “ash”
For those who hate an itchy sweater–a character study I drew a while ago–a perfect fit for this week’s Illustration Friday! (click to enlarge).
Posted in Illustration Friday, Picture Book Writing
Tagged cat, character sketch, Children's book illustration, children's literature, humor, illustration, kitten, knitting, picture book, picture book writing, sketch, storytelling, watercolor, wool, yarn
Hard to resist a scraggly witch with a scratchy wet cat this time of year! Loving Inktober–sketching in ink forces me to loosen up (which is fun!). Still loving this Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen.
A surly cat to follow up yesterday’s sweet one–
part 2 to the Mr. Bubble sketch from Oct. 6.
Posted in Inktober 2014
Tagged bath time, cat, Children's book illustration, children's literature, doodle, humor, illustration, Inktober, sketch, tub, wet
Double-dipping today–my Inktober of the day is also my Illustration Friday post. More messing around with my Pitt brush pen–I just ordered a few Tombow Fudenosuke brush pens from JetPens but they are still on a delivery truck somewhere. If you have found a great brush pen, please let me know!
Quick sketch and shameless product placement (but who doesn’t love Mr. Bubble?).
“Robodog” had 8,850,000 results on Google; “Robocat” had 9,990,000. Why would anyone want a robot with a superiority complex??? So here’s one more for canine lovers. . . .
Better late than never. If you have a cat (or ever had one), you know how much they love to be on the edge of just about anything.
A very funny little video about cats vs. dogs (PG13 complements of a brief but impolite hand gesture): http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/24/cat-friend-vs-dog-friend-video_n_2185287.html
My cousin’s other cousins had a very big family with eleven kids. I don’t remember many specifics, but I do remember they had an enormous house filled with lots of redheads with freckles. And, like most big Catholic families back in those days, one kid became a priest and one became a nun.
Posted in Illustration Friday
Tagged cartoon, cat, Catholic, Children's book illustration, children's literature, dog, family, freckles, genetics, humor, illustration, redhead, siblings