Something I’m working on. Inking stage. Looking forward to seeing it in color!
A bit of showing the progress of a piece–the sketch & final of part of the over-all image, as well as other clips.
Some of the items I’m drawing up this week. Both are works in progress or roughs. I am going to enjoy these… : )
Shameless advertising (Isn’t that what this blog is for…? : )
This little girl witch image was part of a promotional I did with the Illustration For Kids gang. Eventually it was modified a bit, and ended up being licensed for a “Happy Halloween, Granddaughter” greeting card. Nice to see it get some use!
Some stuff I’m working on this week. And one of the projects is a piece with penguins! Good that I was drawing them not so long ago…
This post looks a lot like the last one, I know! : ) Since this blog is primarily about work and illustration, I’m sharing what I have illustrated that is presently out in print. The following illustrations were created for a poem by Eileen Spinelli for Highlights’ High Five magazine (I illustrated another poem of hers in this poster). I had a lot of fun with this but struggled with the main girl somewhat in the rough stages (well, also the final)! She was deemed a bit “homely” in the roughs and I just couldn’t see it. In the end, it was surrounding her nose (I had it too large), and changing it to a more smallish, “button” nose did the trick (Thanks, Kelley!) Again, my thanks to Highlights (and High Five!) for the project!
I have a page spread illustration in this month’s (September ’13) issue of Highlights magazine. The poem is by author Karla Kuskin. The cover is by B. B. Sams, a great cartoonist-illustrator!
Thanks so much, Highlights!
Below are illustrations for a fun spread I did for Highlights magazine’s August ’13. The story (entitled “Bear and Max”, by Julie Dillemuth) is about a cat with two names as the consequence of acquiring two families–who don’t know about each other (someone I know calls a cat who does that “double-dipping”!). My thanks to Highlights for the pleasure to create the illustrations!
(copyright Highlights For Children)
I can’t believe it’s almost August! I hope your summer has been going well. For me, it has brought fun projects to work on, a few represented below with just some glimpses of the over-all projects.
We girls at Illustration For Kids put out a summer promo last week, selecting the theme “Ballet”! Below is the illustration I did for the postcard, along with another version. Please heck out our site and blog!
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