Saturday, June 24, 2006

Illustration Friday: "Rain"

it's been a while. been busy. but this was fun!!! This week I actually went for a walk in the rain and found a kids drawing lying on the sidewalk. I picked it up and hope to use it in a piece. I guess I kinda did here???

Monday, May 29, 2006

SCBWI: June Contest

I am taking another chance at the SCBWI contest this month. Cross some fingers!!!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Illustration Friday: Sorry

I just recently did this piece for an upcoming show.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Art Director's Club of Cincinnati: Deck

This is my submission for the ADCC Deck show in Covington KY. For more info on ADCC:

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Pup w/Ball

Here is another spread from my upcoming promo booklet.
See more @

Thursday, April 27, 2006

time for color!

Piecing together all the drawings...scanning, adjusting, buiding props, and all getting color. This one is just a color study.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Illustration Friday: "Robot"


"...must get candy....

...must get candy..."

I am working with a character,
and figured what the heck, she
pretends she is a robot?

keeps me drawing.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Illustration Friday: Monster

I had fun with this one. It gave me a chance to use a pencil.
I thought I was going to go simple and vector, but I just kept sketching and then shading and then tired and here it is.

Please note: The monster portrayed in this illustration is a fictional character and not my daughter.

Please see below, I scanned in the original sketch for this particular piece.

Also feel free to browse: wher I have made promo postcards and posters of this picture.

In some ways I kinda like the sketch just as much.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Orange.....just an orange

SCBWI: Submission Feb '06

Here it is. I didn't think I could slug it together.
Thanks to those who motivated me to just get it done and submitted. I know it is somewhat not typical of my Illustration Friday submissions, but it was something that visually made sense. Thanks All.

go to:

...and see how it all ends up.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Illustration Friday: Song

I removed the string that the notes were initially attached to, based on a comment. Thanks for the insight Tatiana!!!

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Theme for SCBWI piece

Initial stage of project for SCBWI contest.
Copyright and all that good stuff.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Illustration Friday: Chair

This is a piece I did a while back (1 1/2 years???). It helped me get started stylistically.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Into pigs

So I did this pig for a job, thought it was pretty fun. I am working on a set of similarly styled characters to follow.