Friday, April 29, 2011

Page 5!

The dining room is done! Half way done!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Adjustments and accomplishments

The bathroom scene was looking unfinished, but I just changed it recently. I was feeling that the library was looking so much more complicated than the others and the bathrooms white walls were bothering me. I added stripes to make it feel more closed in and I think that helped. I am feeling unsure of the first illustration. It has a certain disjointedness to it. When I started I was not sure how I was tying everything together, but now that I have a better idea of who this family is and how color themes change from room to room I think that the girls bedroom is not defined enough. If the parents have hand in the designing of all the rooms then their children's bedrooms should feel more special. Maybe I am over thinking. Well, I will reassess when I have finished the other rooms, but so far so good.
(The New Yorker cover is just hanging on the wall because that is where it lives and I was feeling too lazy to take it down. I realize it looks a bit out of place.)

Page 5 details

Sneak peak details of page 5 pre-gouache

Monday, April 25, 2011

I am still here

5th illustration for the book is coming along. Finished the sketch and will post some pre-color pictures tomorrow. Also, plan to do another recipe illustration cause I been cooking up a storm while its still cool outside. Yay, now off to sleep.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Bicycle Battle

IF: Battle

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Complimentary Gnome

new card...and yes, I included a gnome.

Friday, April 22, 2011

new favorite thing

I am officially in love with Kickstarter. I had never heard of this amazing website and today a customer who works in promotion....and I think production....told me about it and said she would support me when I was done with my book. I do want to send it out to publishers, but it would be super awesome to throw it up on this site and see what kind of interest there is. I am apparently super behind on the times.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Squirrels...what else?

Minor fail already. I am working on page 5 of the children's book so I did not make any new doodles today. Instead, here are all the images that will be on the reusable cup jackets I am having made. It will be reversible with 4 squirrels in did I manage so many squirrels you might ask...well I am the squirrel wrangler.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Message is Clear

In New York even the animals have clever clothing slogans.
I am spoiled by the fashion both adults and children. Sometimes I want to take pictures of the clothing little kids are wearing, but sadly, that is not socially acceptable....I will try to get better at my recall skills.

Going to try to post some illo every day...we shall see how long that lasts.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Eggs and Squirrels

A new greeting card-
What happens when you watch a Next Top Model Marathon-

Friday, April 15, 2011


IF: Journey

I have been too busy for my own good and so here is an oldie (2010) but goodie from the greeting card pool

Bottle Blonde

IF: Bottle
I was too late for this week, but I am posting it anyway

Monday, April 4, 2011

Because pigeons are runners up to squirrels

I have no idea.

Pet Duet

IF: Duet