I’m exploring media options for the upcoming picture book, Because I’m New.
We’re currently buried beneath nine inches of snow at our house, but just a week ago I was raking leaves with some “help” from a friend. We’re both smiling in this illustration, but only one of us is having a good time!
A spring-like pattern for National Bird Day!
“Nuttin’ to see here, folks.” The squirrels in my neighborhood spend a good deal of time hiding/finding/moving acorns, but they’ve stepped it up a notch. Happy fall y’all! And happy spring to my Southern Hemisphere friends!
My neighborhood is packed with trees --large trees like oaks, maples, sycamores, and lindens. This time of year, the trees are filled with several varieties of cicadas. The male cicadas sing to attract a mate, and as the days shorten, the insects seem desperate. The sound reaches jet engine decibels. It can be... well, annoying. That said, I associate the cicada song with summer, and when the cacophonous buzzing fades, I can't help but be a little sad.
Here are sketches of athletes doing their thing. I made sixteen of these during the 2016 summer olympic games. After a few years, I took another look at the images and decided to create large graphic designs based on those tiny pencil sketches.
I've been exploring different illustrative styles. Here is a cat portrayed in three distinctive styles.