I’m pretty excited about the last illustration I finished. It’s getting pretty springy around here, and by that, I mean lots and lots of precipitation. And we all know what happens when copious amounts of water absorb into the earth. That’s right. Mud.
This painting has mud. I won’t show the whole picture. Oh no. That would give too much away. But here’s the detail with the mud. Happy Spring!
Thank you to everyone who came to my book signing today. The signing was 2-4 pm and at the stroke of four, someone came and bought the last book in the store! It was a great day of seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Thanks, friends!
I just finished a vignette for my next book project with Jeni Leidenfrost, and thought I’d post the progress of how I create an illustration. I start with a sketch. After transferring the desired outline to my watercolor paper with tracing paper and graphite, I paint in preliminary shading. Next, I add more definition to the shading. Finally, I add the color and detail over the top of the shading.
The result: Bun Bun has (pretend) tea from a fancy cup while demonstrating bad posture.
2015 was a fun and exciting year. It saw the publication of a children’s book that I illustrated, Waiting Through Winter, and, at one point, that book hit #1 New Release in Stories in Verse on Amazon. My hopes are high for a productive 2016. I’m also hoping to get better at writing witty, engaging blog posts in 2016, but for now, I’m settling for informational.
“Love and joy come to you,
And to you your wassail too;
And God bless you and send you a Happy New Year
And God send you a Happy New Year.”