Wednesday, November 28, 2012

radio flyer

It has just occured to me where I must have gotten the inspiration to draw a little blonde kid on a red wagon...Calvin and Hobbes! Bill Watterson (along with Norman Rockwell) was one of the most influencial artsists for me growing up. The artwork is permanently etched into my brain and must be coming out now that I'm drawing more kids. Of course he's dressed differently and his hair is tamed and he has an honestly pleasant expression on his face, so he isn't exactly Calvin. He's close though....

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

family portrait

Family portrait of the Bunny family circ. 1939

new etsy items!

Journals! Handmade with 100% recycled cardstock covers and filled with high quality recycled sketchbook paper (Fabriano, made with windpower in Itlay!)

New! These thank you cards feature my characters Bunny and Fig the Fox! Handmade with 100% recycled cardstock.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

illustrator's day!

I had a wonderful time at the SCBWI Los Angeles' Illustrator's Day! The speakers were all inspiring and I learned so much about the children's publishing industry, as well as gallery shows and greeting cards (things which interest me as well). Here's a photo of the three portfolio winners and three illustration contest winners. My portfolio won the "People's Choice" award! (I'm the second from the left) Congratulations to the other winners and thank you to everyone who voted for my work, I am honored to have been chosen! 

And now for some new work: babies and toddlers! I've been focusing on drawing small children and achieving a high level of cuteness. What do you think? 
I think they are totally cute.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012