Sunday, October 21, 2012

Story time.... or not

So, I just want to start out by saying that this illustration was inspired by a sweet little story by Jill Miller, of St. Anthony.  She was looking for an illustrator and contacted me, but went another way. Unfortunately, I won't be doing the illustrations for her book, but I was fortunate enough to read the story and I couldn't get this character out of my head.  I'd drawn a rough sketch before finding out that the job was not mine, and I felt like I just needed to get it out of my system.  This was an ink sketch that I through some water color on top of and then messed around on my iPad today in SketchPro. Looking at it now, I'd do more if it was a commissioned piece, but today it was just for fun.

Thanks Jill for inspiring a cute little drawing.  Good luck with your book!  I think the story is adorable! 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

This is one of my favorites from my latest job.  It is exciting to be working as a freelance illustrator.  It comes with deadlines, late nights, and plenty of trips to grandmas' houses to help with the muchkin, but so worth the satisfactions once finished.  Tight deadlines can drive a person crazy, some pieces get more time than others, so in turn, some are rushed and you can fuss and fuss over little things, but sometimes you just have to let it be. 

I really need to update my website. Maybe I can do that now that I have finished this job.


Illustration Friday - Imagination - She told the vivid story to her grand daughter. She paused to take a drink of water and let her granddaughter's imagination reel!  This is from a story I just finished!  Happy to have another job done and another project in my portfolio.    

Friday, August 3, 2012

Happy B Day Bro!

Happy Birthday to my big brother Chase!  It's been a long while since I've posted and it's sad really.  Chase has been wanting me to create him an avatar for a while now and this is what I came up with.  He's a computer wiz /engineer/genius.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Illustration Friday: Intention

Hansel & Gretel's intentions were good, they were only hungry and didn't think they were damaging the old woman's house.