Christmas doodle-of-the-day (rather, for the weekend) for #HoHoDooDa.
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:
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!
It’s hard to believe that September is almost over! With that said, below are some glimpses of various projects I worked on this month.
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!
I have a illustration spread published in this month’s issue of Chirp magazine (June ’13). It was a very fun piece to do (as all these busy, festival pieces are)! Challenges with this project was working out the rough on my laptop and Wacom tablet (verses my desktop and Cintiq), and deciding from what angle to best depict the boats, festival goers and fireworks. Below is the cover and spread, from afar:
The first page:
And bits and pieces at random:
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