Monday, December 24, 2012

Unfinished Holiday Card, Yay!

I didn't have time to finish it so here is an exclusive preview of a possible Holiday card that may or may not be ready for 2013.  :)

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

WIP for Letter I

Here is a work in progress for Letter I. I originally intended to paint the whole book in watercolor but I wanted to do a test page digitally to see if I like it painted this way better. I am faster, better and more comfortable working digitally but I love watercolor too. Argh! Still need to finish up the imp, the foreground, and genie smoke. Letter G is all set up for watercolor but I haven't had time. :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

New B Sketch and J, K, L, T and Title Page Updates

I redesigned the B page so you can see the brownie better and I updated a bunch of other pages with some value.
You can see the whole book dummy here:

Title page creatures are an Alkonost, a Basilisk, and a Cadejo.

Still debating whether I should watercolor the whole book or do it in photoshop.  :(

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

New Website Up and Some Sketches

I made a new website and it finally is up. Let me know if anything is not working or spelled incorrectly.
Also here is some more Day of the Dead sketches.

Monday, November 05, 2012


Illustration for the Recess contest for SCBWI Illustrator's Day. I didn't win but I had a good time. :)
You had to include apples, buffalo, telescope, blanket and hay and the theme was Recess.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Day of the Dead Postcard Sketch

I am going to SCBWI Illustrator's Day and I want to have a postcard take away with my portfolio. Hopefully I can finish it and have time to get it printed. :) 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Color Studies for G

Here are some color studies for Letter G and a close-up of the final drawing on watercolor paper. I originally wanted the color scheme of B but now I am leaning toward A. Let me know what you think. :)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Warthog and Pepper and Advice from a Cobra Sketch

Here is a finished spot illustration for Alice in Wonderland (baby turns into a pig from Pig and Pepper) and a sketch for Advice from a Cobra.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Revised Alice in Wonderland

I retouched some of my Alice in Wonderland work and I did a new spot sketch and a facial expressions page for Alice. I am working on my children's book portfolio.  :)

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

ABC Dummy and Help Please

Here is a link to the completed ABC Book Dummy. I need help deciding which 2-3 pages to finish first. If you can, let me know what your favorites are. Thanks!
ABC Book Dummy
(You can only access it through this direct link)

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Cover, Title Page and a New C

Here is the cover, title page and a new C. 
The new cover creatures are a Campe and a Chinthe and the title page creatures are an Alkonost, a Basilisk and a Cadejo. 

Sunday, September 02, 2012

K, M, N, and X

Wow, that is all the letters. Now for a title page, cover and index. Wheee!  :)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

A Knight and His Battle Cat

First finished sketch since surgery on Sunday. I had pancreatitis and had my gall bladder removed. :(  Hopefully I will have time to paint today.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012