So I have been trying to get this one scene in my book correct for a while. Without success. But this morning my husband surprised me with a 1$ pack of crayola model magic. (I was skeptical. ) I love clay and sculpture but I have no access to the facilities to make them in … Continue reading A $1 Solution to Anatomical Troubles in Illustration
This is continuing my illustration journey, I have been focusing on composition for a while and today I was ready to take it to the next level with some color. As some of you may have noticed, I don't have one medium. I focus on art exploration and I diversify my methods always trying new … Continue reading From the sketchboooook, to the canvas! Paint, paint, paint…
I have spent some time with Alice in Wonderland, admiring the illustration integration, font usage, and simplicity of the yet very detailed illustrations within its pages. This is a tracing of the first page of Alice in Wonderland surrounded by my personal observations. Here is a concept sketch for the first page of my book. … Continue reading From Doodles to Composition: A Lesson From Wonderland
You don't have to make grand statements or share your political beliefs in order to make an affective children's book. Don't worry about the rest of the world when you write. Focus on you, your life, and it will come to you. Your idea, from the heart. Write from the eyes of a child.
Experiments with butterfly bouquet fontography. These illustrations are generally made for my son.
This is a 3-part panel, however I sold two of the pieces before I could photograph them, and all I have left is this one. Mixed media: acrylic paint, and oil pastel. How you might ask? Lots of fixative! I originally created this as a funny spoof piece for my son's hot air balloon room. … Continue reading Falling: A Victorian Dream