Tag Archives: sketching

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: Tornado

Even when the skies are clear, the best days of summer often end with a maelstrom of hair woes.IF-tornado


Illustration Friday: Shelter


Colour Collective: Cerulean Blue

For Penny Neville-Lee’s Colour Collective—blue sky, happy gator!Nancy-Meyers-cerulean-blue

Color Collective / Mustard Yellow

Mustard Yellow is this week’s #Colour_Collective (a fun challenge hosted by Penny Neville-Lee). So here’s to my cousin Jane, who unceremoniously nicknamed me “Mustard Head” many, many years ago after I threw a hissy-fit during church. I think it had to do with the dress, but the photos are all black and white so we’ll never really know. . . .

Inktober Oct 5

Messing around with Pigma brush pen for today’s #inktober


Inktober Oct. 3


Today’s Inktober–I’ve been busy with some character sketches in preparation for Kelly Light’s Character Design 101 Workshop at the MNSCBWI conference October 11 /12th (Kelly’s illustration workshop is on Sunday).


I am always up for a drawing challenge, and this one is just for ink (my favorite!)  I’ll be posting daily sketches here and also via my Twitter account @nancydrewit (yes, I finally got one!).

For more info about Inktober: http://mrjakeparker.com/inktober.inktober-Oct-2