Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Photoshop Fun

Always been a traditionalist using watercolor and ink, but am learning and loving all the wonderful creations Photoshop can add. Here is a practice bit with a bunch of different techniques in one. Very fun!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Off to the Publisher

I have been working on a children's book for the past year, written by a wonderful author, Karen Wilson Pool. It's been a grand experience for me, especially as Karen let me design the entire book from cover to cover, and this past week I handed over the completed project for her approval! 

Yipeeeeee! She LOVED it!! 

I'm hoping it will be a good portfolio piece and open a few doors. We shall see!

When Karen gave me a copy of the story, and I sat down to do some sketching, I fell in love! And I'm hoping you will love it too!!
The story is of a little girl born with a song in her heart, and her discovery that the world is full of unique and beautiful songs, and that every creature on earth has a song to sing! 

It's funny, but one of my favorite aspects of illustrating is the creation of the characters. It's almost God-like, and I relish imagining every little bit - from their clothing and shoes to the way they comb their hair, and even the toys they take to bed. It is such a kick!! 
I can't wait for you to meet this little girl, but until then, here are a few more of the finished illustrations:

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Almost Finished!

I'm in love with a project I've been working on! Here is a sample, and when the final work is approved, I will share more!

Monday, November 14, 2016

When Lisa Was Little

This past April I accepted a 100-day challenge illustrating on a theme and chose a series of childhood memories titled #whenlisawaslittle. It turned out to be more fun than I imagined, and brought back many sweet memories. Here are the illustrations all together: