Friday, December 02, 2016

Big News!

Pardon the post interruption—I have some big news. I have recently signed to illustrate my first picture book



I am so thrilled and honored to get this project! It is written by Shelley Kinder and due to arrive September of 2017 with Clear Fork Publishing. I've got a lot of work set out before me, so bear with me as posts will likely be even more intermittent than usual. Thanks for your support and encouragement as I work towards this goal!

I had a December daily ink drawing planned, but currently I'm not sure if I'll be able to do it. My deadlines are set and tight, not to mention I've had a respiratory infection all week which has knocked every thing out of whack. Check back for updates on whatever I'm working on and able to share!

Monday, November 21, 2016

November Alphabet 2016: R is for Rag


(Sometimes life elements just have to sneak into my illustrations. Genevieve's duck is rarely not by her side, or mouth. Ha!)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

November Alphabet 2016: M is for Mail


Drawing from real life. Probably not as successful as my other ones, but I can't help but love it!

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

November Alphabet 2016: G is for Gumball


(I'm behind a day now than my original schedule. I redid the F is for Fort one, as I greatly disliked my first one which I never posted. Instead of trying to catch up, since I've still done one every day, I'm going to keep going with one a day.)

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

November Alphabet 2016: B is for button


(resposting this since it fits into the daily alphabet plan and it gave me time to do the title image for this challenge. Not to mention I absolutely adore it.)

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

November Alphabet 2016: A is for animals


November Alphabet Challenge 2016: Let's begin!


Inktober 2016 was such a huge inspiration, encouragement, and confidence booster for me. I exercised my creative muscles for 31 days straight and came out realizing that I not only had the desire – but that I could find time every day! In an effort to not lose this momentum and find an outlet for the buzz of creative ideas I've accumulated while working through Inktober, I'm making my own challenge. Inspired by one of my Inktober creations, I'm doing an alphabet letter a day through November. I've made a word prompt list for myself as that was a major inspiration booster and much-needed guideline for me through Inktober. I'm going to be incorporating a lot of lettering too as I have been longing to practice and master hand-lettering. My self-created parameters are:
  • a letter a day
  • square(ish) format
  • mainly black ink
  • must include drawn lettering
I plan on drawing (literally and figuratively) on my daughters as inspiration as the first letter I did during Inktober came heavily from an image during the day. Hopefully this is something I can fine-tune for them in the future. So, here is my word list. Check back every couple days as I will post them as I can, knowing that I am doing one each day.