Tag Archives: Children’s book illustration

What I’ve been working on. . . .

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”

Happy Friday!

King & Kayla and the Case of the Mysterious Mouse, early sketches


We’ve lived in our house for 23 years, mouse-free. The week I started sketching King & Kayla and the Case of the Mysterious Mouse, I found a half-eaten box of granola bars in our pantry. I was totally freaked out but also busy sketching lots of little mice. After dropping $$$$ at The Container Store, scrubbing down the pantry, and sealing everything up in air-tight bins, I continued to discover “evidence” of new residents. But then—as mysteriously as they first appeared–they were gone by the time I submitted the final art several months later. Really, this happened. Here are some early sketches (during the occupation). The book releases September 1!

Illustration Friday: Shoe

Happy Friday! Here’s an oldie but goodie for #Colour_Collective lava red and Illustration Friday “Shoe.”

 

Illustration Friday: Hot

Meltdown mode and some palindrome fun for this week’s Illustration Friday!(click on image to enlarge)

Colour Collective: Blue Bell

Posting a little late! Last Friday’s Colour Collective was Blue Bell, which made me think of a happy longhorn in a field of bluebonnets. I didn’t know females had horns, so I learned something new!

Illustration Friday: Mischief

enid-and-edna-dineA mischievous palindrome to start your weekend—-

Illustration Friday: Steam

For all the kids (and adults) who have to put up with foggy lenses when they come in from the cold.
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Illustration Friday: Nest

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Illustration Friday: Orange

 

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More fun with palindromes. . . and the answer is “he did, eh?”

Colour Collective: Warm Grey

I decided to paint an old sketch in honor of National Dog Day. My pup is a warm grey (when he’s clean). Happy Friday!

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