Monday, June 28, 2010

The letter F...

The graphic novel that I mentioned a few posts back has been put on the back burner. I've now been set to the task of creating an Animal Alphabet book. So I've been looking at lots of pictures of animals and trying to get the shapes of things right. Maybe a trip to the zoo is in order.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Monster Thursday

Thursday is a good day for monsters, no?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I've been watching episodes of the BBC's "Wives and Daughters" whilst I work. The spectacular hair-dos inspired this drawing... I think there will be more giant hair-do drawings on the way.

I've been in the thick of getting my portfolio ready for the SCBWI summer conference... these sketchbook doodles have been providing a nice break from the all the painting and inking and photoshopping. Phew! I'll post some works in progress soon and hopefully will have my website revamped in the next few weeks. And now... back to the grind...

Monday, June 21, 2010

Illustration Friday: Paisley

I think that maybe Mama bear and Baby bear are heading to a summertime picnic where they will sip lemonade and eat strawberry rhubarb pie. Mmmm.... I think I'll join them.

Hello bunny!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Happy Birthday to me!

Yep! Its my birthday! The big 3 - 0. Oh my... Tonight we'll celebrate at my favorite Indian restaurant with some Chicken Madras, garlic naan, and rice pudding. mmmm... oh, and maybe some presents... :)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Character sketches

I have an idea for a picture book and I'm trying to figure out the main character.... a bored and surly little boy... maybe named Andy McPhee, or Monty Maloy... or something like that...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Test page

I'm in the beginning stages of a graphic novel project at work. The writing isn't finished yet, but I've been doing some test pages in order to get a better feel for pacing, as well as to figure out the color palette and to try different ways of handling the color. I've read quite a few graphic novels, but creating one is completely new to me... An exciting (and sort of overwhelming) project.