Showing posts from January, 2012

Explore Native Americans!

Here's a sneak peak of a few images featured on the cover of a new title in the Explore Series I'm working on with Nomad Press . I find Native American culture fascinating and I'm very excited to be working on a book to help educate kids about it! This work is a little different than my normal color work due to the requirements of the series, but it was fun to experiment more with digital illustration!

A New Look!

I thought I'd freshen up the old blog as a good start to 2012 with a few new illustrations and a whole new look! Enjoy! A little fun fact: Everything I have in my avatar is actually in my studio! (and YES - that is Dogs Playing Poker behind me!!) :-)

Goodbye 2011: The Year of the Sketchbook

Saying goodbye to 2011 I thought I'd take a moment to reflect upon the artist's diary: The Sketchbook! One thing I tried to do this year was always have a sketchbook with me to enhance my life drawing. I know a lot of artists have that one special book that goes with them everywhere. I do love shopping, so I'm always a sucker for a new sketchbook. It's one of my favorite accessories! So... I have A LOT of different books that I trade in and out with me depending on where I'm going, what I'm doing, and of course, what bag I'm carrying. When I travel for specific sketch trips (like the zoo or nature centers) I have a little bag with a lot of different medium ranging from watercolor pencils, to pens, to a variety of pencils. However in my everyday purses I try to limit those pieces in order to save room, and also to challenge myself. I thought it would be fun to reflect upon my "year of life drawing" beyond the exotic animals I tend to post, and