Progress on the Illustrations!
7- Abraham

Progress on the Illustrations!

My commission is coming along. I fixed some issues with the first illustrations and added new ones. The illustrations are like title cards for groups of chapters. This completes the cycle for the book of Genesis (The first book of the Bible). 1- Creation2- Paradise and Fall of Man3- Family…

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Open-Mic Night!

On Thursday evening, we had our 2. Open-Mic night at our school. It was a time where people could just "step up to the mic" and share their creativity. It was funny, thoughtful, diverse, and just great! Creativity is one thing, but sharing it with each other is even cooler:…

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Unclogging the Drain

The kitchen sink in my dorm appartment has been clogging up for a while. The water would run off, but it was slow-going. Then, slower. And slower. Until yesterday, it was completely jammed. A sink full of greasy water and floating pieces of tiny lunch scraps. I confess, this is…

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Recycling Art Bag!
front side with pouch

Recycling Art Bag!

For the past few weeks, you could find a large quantity of plastic trash on the floor of my room. And it was not because I had been eating too much candy, it was because of an art project: I decided to do a bit of recycling and turn plastic…

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SCBWI-Conference!

On Friday morning at 8.30, I got on a bus in Heidelberg, bound towards Zürich. I spent the weekend at a conference for children's book authors and illustrators, the SCBWI Europolitan. SCBWI is the "Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators" and offers connection and opportunities to grow in your…

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The Beginning fo Progress!
The Israelites at Mount Sinai

The Beginning fo Progress!

Adam and EveThe call of MosesThe Israelites at Mount Sinai When you have a large commission, it can become overwhelming to think about. But now, about 14h in, I can start to see some progress. A long way to go, but an encouraging place to be!

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Concept Art for a Commission!

I got a big commission for an illustration project. I have until September to finish it: The commission is to create (lots of!) illustrations for an educational website. They should be simple, fun, and able to show different characters in a standard style. I have done some concept art on…

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Pineapple Juice: A Shortstory

A few posts ago, I mentioned that I was brainstorming for new story ideas. One of them was the word "pineapple juice". I just liked the sound of it and thought it would make a great title. So, a few weeks later, this is what came out of it: A…

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Milestone: A full Dummy Book!

"Somehow something is Missing!": I have been working on this children's book project for 3 months. And in the last 3 days, I was working almost all day on the last illustrations. The result: a book you can look at from start to finish. It's what you call a "dummy…

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Illustration Progress: Racing!

I've been occupied with classes for the past few weeks. But today I got to make some progress on my children's book "Somehow Something is Missing!". This is the rough sketch of panel 4. I wish you all a great day and a fresh start for this week!

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When you can’t help but laugh…

I have been taking a course in counselor's training as part of my studies in theology. The journey is rewarding, but requires lots of emotional energy and is potentially nerve-wracking. The sessions can get intense and stir up deep emotions. And in between sessions you have time to process all…

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