Thursday, April 17, 2014

Rhinoceros


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Old-Timey


From a narrative life drawing session at Nick:  I used the time to try out a Blackwing pencil I'd picked up recently.  I've heard alot about them but never used one before.  Graphite pencils in general have never been my favorite to draw with mostly because I dislike the shiny glare they tend to leave behind-but the Blackwing was nice and I enjoyed the smoothness (it seemed smoother than the tombow), that removable eraser is pretty nifty too.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Recent Studies:


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Giddy-Up

So far the Year of the Horse is off to a good start, here's some more early character drawings:

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Hannah Has Arrived!

http://www.immedium.com/products/yearofhorse.html
 Happy New Year!  I can't believe 2013 is over already.  
To kick things off The Year of the Horse is now available and Hannah the spunky foal is eager for adventure in 2014.   I had alot of fun illustrating this book- it didn't hurt that it stars one of my favorite animals ; )  I especially enjoyed drawing Hannah.  I'm currently working on a feltie of her which will hopefully be finished in time to accompany me to the reading events I'll be doing in the next few weeks.   Below are some early character studies of Hannah the horse and her pal Tom.  And please head over to the Immedium website for more info on the book (click the cover above) and for a list of upcoming book events click here.  Thanks and I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!
Hannah's best friend Tom (early studies).
I gave him a jockey red cap to carry on the equestrian theme: 


















Thursday, December 05, 2013

Coming Soon!


It's that time of year again, a new adventure in the Tales from the Chinese Zodiac series is about to be released which I once again had the privilege to illustrate.  2014 is the Year of the Horse and here's a peek at the main characters, (I knew all those hours spent sketching at the equestrian center would come in handy some day).
......More to come soon!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Two of my Favorite Things....

(Lemurs and Unicorns)
I felted these a while ago --finally getting around to posting them.
This unicorn is loosly based off "The Unicorn in Captivity" tapestry which is one of my favorite pieces of art.  I dyed the wool with tea to make it more off-white and the horn and hooves are made out of sculpey.

In other news, I'm trying to update my website......I wish I knew what I was doing....