Monday, January 31, 2011

IF-Surrender


We must surrender our fears and face the unknown!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Character Sketches


Some rejected character sketches for a job! Maybe next time! Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wisodm Wednesday-Lynne Chapman Part 4

The next in a series of videos on the Childrens Industry by Lynne Chapman. Enjoy!

Lynne Chapman on using pastels from Open College of the Arts on Vimeo.



Enjoy!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Stevie Wonder Saturday-Livin' For the City

Stevie Wonder Saturday
Livin' for the City from the album "Innervisions" released 1973

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wisdom Wednesday-Lynne Chapman Part 3

The next in a series of videos on the Childrens Industry by Lynne Chapman. Enjoy!

Becoming an illustrator from Open College of the Arts on Vimeo.



This probably should have been first!! Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Playing with a new brush


Experimenting with a new brush that I made according to Drew Green's specifications. It has a very pastel-ish quality to it depending on how it's used. I have to admit that I kind of like it! I'm just not sure where and how I want to use it. What do you guys think of the experiment I did with the brush on the heads? The girl was more solidly rendered first then I went back in with the brush. The two boys I solely used the Drew Green brush and tried to make the pastel qualities more evident. Which do you like better?



Here are the specifics on how to create the brush in Photoshop. Just copy and paste the image in Photoshop then follow the directions. If you use it and like it, please thank Drew!! Thanks!! :)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Stevie Wonder Saturday-Don't You Worry Bout a Thing!

Stevie Wonder Saturday
Don't You Worry Bout A Thing! from the album "Innervisions" released 1973

Friday, January 14, 2011

IF:Chicken



An older watercolor piece dug up from the grave! LOL! I had a weird thing for strange perspectives back in the day. I still have it but not to the same extreme!

Also, does a Rooster count as a chicken?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Jesus Is My Friend-Warner Press



My new coloring book, Jesus is My Friend will be out sometime this month. It's already up on Amazon(sorta) and will be available in multiple languages! How cool is that!

I'll update the links once you can order it from Amazon, but for now here's a link to it on the Publisher's site. The book was a lot of fun and I would love to do more coloring books in the future!

Commercials I Love!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Stevie Wonder Saturday-Higher Ground

Stevie Wonder Saturday
Higher Ground from the album "Innervisions" released 1973



Red Hot Chili Peppers cover of Higher Ground from the Album "Mother's Milk" Released 1989

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sketchy Sketch!


There's been a whole lot of posts about other folks. Time to throw up a sketch of my own!! Goshdarnit!
This is a character I'd done prematurely. I like him and want to use him on some activity sheets. So I claim him back.
I'll throw him in a skate park or something of that nature later for an activity sheet. Stay Tuned!!

Speaking of Activity Sheets here is the Final Version of the Calvin one. No words won but I did add start and finish. Holla!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Wisdom Wednesday-Lynne Chapman

This is a very inspiring series of videos from Lynne Chapman where she goes through her Creation Process and how she got into doing Childrens Books. With the economy being what it is we all need as much hope and inspiration as we can find. Lynne supplies that in spades! I'll post one of the video every Wednesday! If you don't want to wait follow the link on the video to see the other four she has done. Also check out here website and blog!!

Illustration Board-Free Promotion!! Just Do It!



I just joined Illustration Board as a form of promotion. It's free and hosts a wonderful set of Illustrators. I say you always take every opportunity you can get to promote yourself, especially if it's free. You never know who may run across you!!

They also have a page on Facebook.

Monday, January 3, 2011

I won! Happy New Year!!



I'm a fan of the Illustration pages website, blog and facebook page. Recently they had a contest promoting the relatively new Storybook Illustrators website. Storybook Illustrators works in a similar fashion to ChildrensIllustrators.com. The contest prize was a one year free subscription and portfolio on the site.

I won!!!

So, as of today I have uploaded my portfolio and bio to the site. I will continue to upload more and diversify as my projects for the next year continue to be published and promoted.

Happy New Year!!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Stevie Wonder Saturday-Creepin'

Stevie Wonder Saturday
Creepin' from the album "Fulfillingness" released 1974




Creepin' as covered by Luther Vandross, from the album "The Night I Fell In Love " released in 1985