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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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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Manuscript: Gary’s Noodles!

I told you about the steps I go through to write stories. Idea, Brainstorming, Outline, First Draft, Editing. And I'm not "done", sure enough, I will have to do some more edits eventually. But I think the story is ready to share with you. Tell me what you think, or…

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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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My Writing Process, Steps 1-3

I told you in the last post that I wanted to write a new children's story. And just for fun, I thought I could show my writing process. This is obviously not the only way to write, but it's based on research from writing vlogs, articles and personal experience. Step…

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Anatomy Studies

I will start school again next Monday. Until then, I decided to learn some anatomy skills. It can seem pretty technical, but learning these things step by step is already helping me a lot. I've had anatomy charts for a while, but it is quite overwhelming if you have to…

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Painting a Giraffe!

I spent the last two afternoons in the art studio and painted my giraffe helmet. I originally thought about making it really dark brown with white markings, but I kind of like the look of the different lighter tones! It still needs some varnish and the fixtures to make it…

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