Christmas ’13: Broccoli-nosed Snowman

Christmas doodle for Monday. Also for #HoHoDooDa.broccoli-nosed snowman_72

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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Christmas ’13: Pup Making a Mess

#3 of a Christmas Doodle-a-Day… Somebody’s having fun!

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Christmas ’13: Deer with Lights

#2 for the xmas doodle-a-day (HoHoDooDa)! This is a little more than a “doodle”, however…

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Christmas ’13: Happy Pup!

Here’s a character I’ve been fooling around with. Wishing I had a real pup like him to be a studio mate!

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I’m going to try and participate in #HoHoDooDa (Christmas Doodle-a-Day) put on by some other illustrator friends out there on the yonder-net… : )

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.

On The Drawing Board: Kid’s Birthday Party & Sea Lions

Some of the items I’m drawing up this week. Both are works in progress or roughs. I am going to enjoy these… : )

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Halloween Greeting Card

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!

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On The Drawing Board: Snow Scenes and Penguins

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…

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Halloween Fun

Some personal work that I used for my Facebook and Twitter pages that I had a lot of fun doing. I even made a simple pattern! More to come, hopefully.

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On The Drawing Board

Some stuff I’m working on this month… .. .

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September Illustration Work

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.

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New Work For September, #2

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!

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(Copyright–Highlights/HighFive Magazine)