Friday, February 26, 2010

Rough Sketch

I need to work on drawing children more so started to do a little sketching. Here is a rough sketch of a girl reading. I may try painting the same image to see how it comes out. I need the practice.

Design a Bollywood Movie Poster - Art Contest for Youth Grades K-12

Hiya fellow illustrators, I know some of you teach art to young people, so I hope you can pass on this fun contest information. Deadline is March 31, 2010.

Details at:

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Spread for Critique - Symbols of India

I've posted an image from the book I'm illustrating in the private area ... pretty please, can I get some feedback? Thanks!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Are you submitting?

SCBWI Bulletin

Something I don't know how many of you consider, but are you submitting to the SCBWI Bulletin those sketches that are sitting around?  I have found it very helpful!  It's making me think more about how I'm drawing my characters, trying to bring more life and purpose into them.  So when I'm randomly sketching or sketching for IF I try to make them useful.  It's definitely worth a shot if you haven't, and so easy to do!  Plus, if you get in, you get paid.  On top of that, then you have some work published no matter how little or small it is.  Definitely something that keeps your spirits up and feel great about.

I would love to hear or see everyone here submit at least once or twice this year.  The bulletin comes out every two months so there's definitely plenty of opportunities!  If you don't know how to submit let me know or post a comment, we'll get you set up!  Good luck!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

I'm gonna eatchu little fishies!

I did this as a stock illustration image - what do you think?  I have yet to upload it because I wonder about color and other things...your thoughts?

I've actually already changed the colors - whatcha think of this?

Thursday, February 18, 2010


New post in private section of blog.  Would love some feedback on it!  :D

Monday, February 15, 2010

what do you think?

hey-ya folks!  what do you think of this one?  I knew it would end up being a lot of blue - and I"m fully prepared to change the color slightly of the water or something to make the character stand out a bit more, but I thought it was fine this way...what do you think?

With the wood between the character and the water, i thought it would help him stand out against it...

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Post it note Monsters

Just started drawing on post it notes and really like it. Then one thing lead to another and now I am painting the post it note drawings in photoshop. Kind of a fun quick exercise.

Monday, February 1, 2010

What You Look'n At?

Just want to know if this has a pop to it?
Is the lighting good?
Does it have a mood to it?
There's a certain effect that I am trying to achieve and I am getting close, but just not there yet. Let me know your thoughts.