Sunday, September 22, 2013

Illustration Friday: Together

When I saw that this week's Illustration Friday topic was together, this was the first thing that came to mind. I did this sketch one day at work on a lunch break for mother's day.  I have no idea where the sketch is, so I just posted the instagram version with all the filters and such.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A #twoodle for this Wednesday!

Here it is! I know you've all been chomping at the bit to see another one, am I right? (Chirp, Chirp) Anyhoo, I probably over did this week, but went with "Pelican" from David Uhlig (@deuhlig) and "goggles" from Vanessa Roeder and tossed in "frog" from me for good measure. David is pretty much a king of twitter with something like 25,000 followers (how do you do it?), and Vanessa has just absolutely beautiful illustrations (psst I'm jealous)!

I had a ball mixing in real images into the sketch. Wasn't planning on it at first, but thought it would be fun to do.

Friday, September 6, 2013

A new portfolio piece!

I tried a little something new for this one. I used a few textures and images in the background, and I thought it turned out kind of nice. I may use more mixed media in the future, but we'll see.

Currently I'm still working on my mailing list. Tweaking, adding, subtracting. It's seems like it's a living creature, always changing and growing. I'm going to guess that it'll always be like that. Publishing houses are constantly changing and growing too. It's hard to keep up! 
I should have my postcard finished by the end of this month to send out sometime mid-October. I didn't get a ton of hits from my 1st one, so the next one will be a bit different.

Hope everyone likes the new work, I think it's snazzy! :)

Until next time, 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Twoodle Time!

It's been a month since I've posted anything on the blog...yikes! Summer is almost over and the days are sure to slow down. Kids are almost back to school and daycare and that = normal routine again. Hopefully I'll get back into blogging more frequently when that happens.

I'm throwing the rules out the window today and I'm posting a quick Wednesday twoodle on a Thursday. I took twoodle words from Takako Fisher (Oops!) and Kimberly Lampers (Chipmunk). Both artists are awesome, so you should check them out!

So...if you don't know anything about me, I'm just this person trying to find her way through this thing called children's illustration. You can follow me on twitter and sign up at the right to follow my blog.
Happy Twoodling!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Twoodle Wednesday!

This week's is a combo of "Monster" from Wendy Caston and "noodles" by C.S. Jennings. You should check out their work too; very cool!

I agree that the noodles look a bit like worms, but hey monsters can eat worms if they prefer.

I've been working on random different things, so it seems like I'm all over the place and can't get anything finished. Here's one piece I'm working on and it's based on a previous twoodle I did a few weeks ago. I'm hoping to finish up my alphabet in a couple months and might even make up some prints to sell.

Have a great rest of the week and weekend! I'm heading to Hershey Park this weekend with the kiddos so it should be fun. My daughter has asked more than once if the pillows will be made of cotton candy. Wouldn't that be awesome if they were!

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