Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Dog Portrait - Lucy

8x10 Gouache and Acrylic

Lucy is black lab mix who loves to lay on her owners green sofa
and often look out the window behind.
I added two lime green pillows in the painting for a pop of bright color.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Drawing for fun...

Inspired by my friend Kim.

Employee Christmas Portraits

This was a project I did in November for my work ...Its silly-cute. They wanted me to draw portraits but I thought photos would be more recognizable for the new employees. So I did a combination of photos and Illustrations.
This is Hannah and Beth

There is me below, so silly

Interactive Christmas cards

I gave these packets to friends this year as Christmas cards.
They are a kind of greeting card that's interactive.

I also put in the packets snow flake confetti in tiny 2 inch baggies.
I got the snow flake hole punches at the art store for a dollar.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Ant Brigade

I Decided to make this as a Birthday card Design by adding a balloon.
(Posted for the Illustration Friday topic "Brigade")

Christmas card

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wild dog Illustration Series

For greeting cards or postcard series.
These are wild dogs or "coyote like" dogs from around the world. Each dog is playing a musical instrument from their region.

Coyote and Pow Wow Drum
"Tom Tom Tum, the Coyote plays the drum at the Pow Wow."
Dingo and Didgeridoo
"Down under the Dingo is a master of the Didgeridoo."
African Wild Dog and Djembe
"The Djembe is the favorite drum of the African wild dog."
Dhole and Sitar
"The Indian Dhole plays requests on the Sitar"
Culpeo and Antara
" The Peruvian Culepo toots the Antara, a pan flute"
Jackal and Oud
"In the middle east the Jackal plucks the oud."

Back of card
Below are black and white spot illustrations of the instruments along with a little fact about each. This makes the greeting card informational :D

^ Instrument on the back

sorry, photos are a bit fuzzy ...

I did a good amount of research for this project on music but also cultural art. The backgrounds are my own painted renditions of cultural artwork. The most challenging was the Moroccan themed "Jackal and Oud" since most middle eastern art is mosaic.

The Inspiration for this series came from a simple question I wondered while on my trip to Yellowstone. What is a Coyote? Its not a wolf and its not a fox. Coyote was probably the main inspiration for the series I wanted to Illustrate him in Native American Clothing. As my sketches proceeded I lost that idea and gave him a drum. I kept the feathers in his ear. After some Coyote type dog and Instrument research I came up with the series. I'm so happy with the turn out and intend to make these submissions.
Thanks If you stuck it out through this very long blog post. :D

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Published illustration

Recent published article I did for Meredith Corp
They became a client of mine in May, and I have done several other articles since.
This article was about building your own Dog obstacle course, but not using any hardware so its kid and dog friendly.

I also did the "Dog"

a few close ups...

Saturday, October 8, 2011

contraption for cats

TDAC the Book !!

I was published in the TDAC book, it came out Oct 4th.
Soooooo Exciting! I love it!
Thanks so much Nate and salli!


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

What I Wore Today: Geek Chic

This was an outfit I wore to work at anthro. The style was a theme anthro did for fall called "Clover leaf", It was "Geek Chic" inspired. The book I'm holding was also in the Clover leaf section of the store, Its also on my book shelf . Amazing artist, a must have book.

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THANK YOU to Amazing artist Gemma Correll
for posting my illustration on What I Wore Today !!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Halloween faces

I drew this on my computer, this is why they have no outlines.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Bugs on Bikes

This is a greeting card series I drew and colored with in a few hours. They turned out great! I am getting them printed on moo.com. Hope to submit them to a few companies. My favorite card is the bee but I do love the design of the cricket on the old time bike. Insects creep me out and I'm surprised I came up with this idea. Still love it.


Some of my Children's book work is being featured
on the SCBWI eastern chapter website.
Click the link above to see my Featured work. :D

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Brazilian Giant Blue Morphos

Very large butterflies riding a bike
or butterflies riding a very small bike .