Category Archives: Samples

Samples: Chirp Dino Story Cards

It’s a new year and I am behind in updating some illustration projects I did in 2013. So it’s time to catch up…a little. : ) Below is a collection of cartoon illustration spots for Owlkids’ Chirp magazine, the November ’13 issue. It was all about dinosaurs and I was blessed to illustrated the Silly Story Cards game the kiddos could play. It was fun to research each of the dinosaurs and do my spin on them, along with all the other objects. Below is the spread and some spots. I did some extra ones, which ended up on Chirp’s website.

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(C) Owlkids

Happy New Year ’14!

Have a blessed New Year’s Eve and day, one and all!

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Christmas ’13: Dog & Snowflakes

Friday’s (Quick!) Christmas doodle for #HoHoDooDa.

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Christmas ’13: Away in a Manger

Thursday’s Christmas doodle for #HoHoDooDa.

I challenged myself to try a manger scene in a dif style. This is where it is at this point. I have Mary & Joseph, and a cow and chicken sketched out to encircle the remainder of the scene, but I started stumbling over it. Joseph looks okay, but Mary….And then the chicken and cow weren’t coming off either. So I’ll work on them some more; push through. And I have no idea at the moment what to do with the setting/background. Maybe I can get this done by Christmas…

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Christmas ’13: Donkey

Today’s Christmas doodle for #HoHoDooDa…

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Christmas ’13: Three Kings

…Wisemen. Is that one word? Too lazy to look it up.

Today’s Christmas doodle for #HoHoDooDa.

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Christmas ’13: Elf Lady with Cookies

Monday’s Christmas doodle for #HoHoDooDa. I didn’t think about this one.

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Christmas ’13: Dog Eyeing Cookies

Friday’s Christmas doodle for #HoHoDooDa. Character development!

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Christmas ’13: Santa Claus

Today’s Christmas doodle for #HoHoDooDa. An experimentation with lighter line work and wash.

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Christmas ’13: Dog & Christmas Tree

Today’s Christmas doodle for #HoHoDooDa.

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Christmas ’13: Mrs. Clause Goes Shopping

Yes, a “doodle” (though not so dashed-off) for #HoHoDooDa. Playing around in another style and seeing where it goes. That’s what doodling is for sometimes. And I don’t like to over-work my stuff so I like the imperfections.

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Christmas ’13: Five Penguins Skating

Christmas doodle-of-the-day (rather, for the weekend) for #HoHoDooDa.

Penguins!!!

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Christmas ’13: Kitty with Ribbon

Christmas doodle #4 for the  #HoHoDooDa challenge! Here’s the kitty-version of  the Pup Making a Mess (with ribbons). I have several versions of this, but this is my favorite:

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Penguin Park Inking

Something I’m working on. Inking stage. Looking forward to seeing it in color!

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November WIP

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A bit of showing the progress of a piece–the sketch & final of part of the over-all image, as well as other clips.