These three images are my most recent contribution to my book Sands of Time which I started around Christmas when I got stuck on my Jesterphant story. For this one I have been sure to write it all first before illustrating. As much as I will admit that the process of illustration and doodling aids … Continue reading My Illustration Process for Scenes 1-3 of Sands of Time
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
1. Extraordinary detail Something that takes a while for someone to catalogue everything within your work, each intricately detailed. This takes time but can make up for what you lack in style sometimes. Most people either go heavy on the style or heavy on the detail and light on the style. More in #3. 2. … Continue reading 3 Things that make people say “WOW”
I have been trying to find my "style" for as long as I have been making art which is about 10 years now. As soon as I made peace with my eclectic nature I decided that I wanted to be an illustrator and here I am in the hunt for my style all over again. … Continue reading Don’t underestimate the pencil!
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
So it has been a while. I have been working on a super top secret project for the past year, Illustrating a children's book. Or three. Oddly enough more and more people are finding this little blog and subscribing so for your sakes I feel that I should share a little. ****very rough draft**** some … Continue reading The Jesterphant