Thursday, December 27, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Monday, December 10, 2007

p o l a r bear :)


this is a drawing I did on a waiter pad at work.

Friday, December 7, 2007

I l l u s t r a t i o n F r i d a y !


Mom's appreciate the little things--like when their kittens find their mittens! (and then they get their pie!) :)

Friday, November 30, 2007

i.f.


In this portrait, I was bombarded with an excess of grumpy feelings. :)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Moose and Bubba


A pet portrait drawn in white, dark umber, gray and black watercolor pencil on canson paper. :)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

IF "Open" !


Who was singing opera so loudly? She raced up the stairs as fast as she could, threw open the bathroom door--and this is what she found! Then her puppy began to sing along with Ms. Hippo! :)

Monday, September 24, 2007

illustration friday


How does Alligator juggle Penguin on his tail so well? :)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Ha!


He is going on the welcome page of my website!

Friday, September 14, 2007

possible future wedding?


i think the pigeon and the bear should get hitched.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Friday, August 31, 2007

A B and C


A is for Apple, B is for Bunny (and Baaaa) and C is for Carrot. :)

Saturday, August 25, 2007

illy Friday


This is the third double-page spread from my Thumbelina series. In this illustration, Thumbelina is a visitor in Mr. Mole's home (I didn't put him in there but I do have him in a sketch). She is sewing dresses with the spiders because Mr. Mole wants to marry her. Thumbelina is sad though, because she wants to leave the mole's house in the spring with her friend, the Swallow. (He is in the illustration a few entries down)

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Illustration Friday...emergency :)


This is another illustration from my Thumbelina series. Thumbelina has an emergency! She is all alone and has no shelter from the cold winter. Field mouse comes to her rescue!

This is the excerpt from the story that correlates with the illustration:
"Looking for some shelter, Thumbelina found a hole that was the entrance to a field mouse's house. The field mouse looked at her and said, "Come in! My home is warm and you can stay with me until the winter is over."

Friday, August 3, 2007

Illustration Friday


This is another illustration from my Thumbelina series. She misses Spring! I always push these IF topics...hehehe

Friday, July 20, 2007

illustration friday


These are some of the thumbnail sketches I did for a children's poem/song called "There's a Hippo in My Bathtub!" I wanted to illustrate the verses as a children's book.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

illustration friday


Imagine discovering this guy washing up in your bathroom!

Friday, July 6, 2007

Illustration Friday


This is an oil rub-out portrait I painted from life during junior year at UArts. His appearance fits into the category of "geeky" (no offense to him).

Friday, June 29, 2007

twisty pumpkin vines


A drawing I sketched for the Mother Goose rhyme, "Peter, Peter Pumpkineater".

Monday, June 18, 2007

poor little birdie is rejected


This is a double-spread illustration I made for the children's story, Thumbelina. At the end of the tale, a fairy king asks Thumbelina to marry him and she accepts...However, the swallow who she befriended earlier in the story is quite sad, because he is in love with her also :(

Monday, June 11, 2007

Dylan Dragon


This is a quick color study for a piece I am working on. It will be a name piece that may be hung in a child's room.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Illustration Friday- "Suit" !


Chinese takeout is Mr. Fat Cat's purSUIT of happiness! :)

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Secret of Roan Inish



I was thinking of interesting stories or folktales that haven't been illustrated too often, and I remembered seeing "The Secret of Roan Inish". I researched the folklore behind the story and started sketching some ideas. The story revolves around creatures called 'selkies', which are seals that have the ability to transform into humans. According to the legend, Selkie parents put their children into cradles built for the sea and tie them to rocks on the shore. These children were known to have webbed hands. Other selkies in the sea protected the infants while their cradles bobbed around in the ocean. More illustrations of this folklore to come. :)

listen to them play!


I wanted this painting to be dream-like with unusual and unfamiliar characters. I also wanted it to have a sort of Greek celebration feel. More pieces like this to come!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

mokele-mbembe!


This is an illustration I recently painted. One day I was researching cryptozoology, when I came upon an interesting legend. Many natives of central Africa have claimed to have witnessed sightings of a sauropod (long-necks!) dinosaur that is still alive! The prehistoric creature supposedly still roams in the Congo River basin's swamps and lakes. They named it "mokele-mbembe", meaning "one who stops the flow of rivers." This painting is what I envisioned when reading about the legend. Enjoy!