Tuesday, May 18, 2010

More Kites

Still playing around with Beatrice and her Kite.

Sketch Book - Kites

A few quick sketches from my Moleskine. Not the greatest scans, but you get the idea.


It's rare when I'm really happy with a piece, but I love this little guy with his letter!! Yay for mail!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Sketch - Book, Dog and Ants

A good book, your dog, and ants... who could ask for anything more.

Illustration Friday - Equipment

Coming back to reality after the wonderful NE-SCBWI experience. Much like little Victoria here, I've got all my art equipment out, and I'm ready to get down to "fun" (because "work" sounds so negative.). :)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

NESCBWI 2010 Conference

Here's the poster I submitted for the NE-SCBWI Poster Contest. I didn't win, but had fun drawing it!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Illustration Friday - Fearless

I added some color digitally; but I think I'll paint Mama and little Max with watercolor and give a little mixed media a try here.

Max always managed to end up in his parents' room at some point during the night, but his Mother's fearless determination always grabbed him by the hand, and walked him right back to his own bed. Young skunks need a good night's sleep in their own beds!

I remember one night a long, LONG, time ago, when I was a wee lass, my parents walked me back to my bed. Earlier in the day, they foolishly let me watch Count Dracula - the old Bela Lugosi B&W version. That night I dreamt that vampires floated out of the drawers of my dresser and surrounded my bed. I vant to suck your blood! Needless to say, I slept with the covers tight around my neck, and I did not get a good night's sleep that night. Ahhh, sweet, sweet memories!! :)

Stay tuned for the painted version (and watch your necks!).