Illustrations: a Zoo and a Racecar!

I finally got finished with the 3rd illustration panel for my book "Somehow Something is Missing!". This was some experimentation as far as textures go, but I can say that I am happy with this image for now.And I started work on the 4th panel. This is the layout drawing.…

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Illustrations Work in Progress

Here's a new illustration in the making. It's past the sketching stage and I'm just starting to fill in color. Some of the underlying layouts are also still visible. I am having some challenges with the textures. But I have some beautiful, fun, cheerful picture books at hand to look…

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Illustration, Take 5

I am working on my picture book "Somehow Something is Missing!". Part of the challenge is to find a consistent style that works with the characters and story. I have done several attempts. I think this is version 5 at this point. But I am starting to like the direction…

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It’s more fun to share!

I have been working on my books. Experimenting with colored pencils and different collage styles. Feeling encouraged one moment, then feeling incompetent the next. Because I can see my progress, but also just how much I still can't do. It can discourage you. It discouraged me. But then, after a…

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2018 Recap and Goals for 2019!

Christmas is over, and 2018 is almost over. And as I look back, I can summarize the past year with one word: thankful. I am really thankful for the things that happened in 2018. Why? Here are the top 10 reasons: March: Class trip to BelgiumFebruary-May: Illustration CommissionApril: first official…

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Last-Minute Christmas Gifts

There's been a lot going on in the past few weeks: We had an Open Mic night at our school, where people could share their creativity. I went to visit friends that I hadn't seen in 3 years. I continued work on a presentation, which is due on friday. And…

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My Creative Weekend!

Painting I got a commission to paint some sceneries for a kid's play. I got grey paper on a long roll. Next, I needed a place to hang it while painting. I ended up unscrewing the handles of my bedroom closet and using the doors as the paint surface. It worked…

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My Writing Process, Step 4-5 (With Text Snippets)

I am writing a new children's story called "Gary's Noodles". I first went from the basic idea to an "outline". Here's what I did next: Step 4: First Draft When you have a rough idea where you are going with your story, you can start actually writing. Some people swear…

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