Monday, June 29, 2015

Illustration Friday - Danger

I couldn't resist this topic.  As I was cleaning out my studio yesterday I found this older sketch and it immediately screamed "DANGER" to me!   It reminds me to watch my step! 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Illustration Friday - small

I'm working on a children's
book story and it has a tiny character in it - named Lily.  Here Lily is telling a mouse that if he wants food, all he has to do is ask...not steal!

Sunday, June 7, 2015


My First Real Commission

A baby named Finlay - his naming sponsor wanted some kind of a name illustration.  All I had to go by was his name and the fact that he likes things that go "Roar".

First I came up with this:

And secondly - this.

Despite the fact that we all like the second one better, the client is taking both, as she thinks the second one will be great for him in a year or so.


Wednesday, May 6, 2015


A quick sketch for the IL prompt of "Wiggle".   Nothing like a tight dress  to make one wiggle!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

NE SCBWI - annual meeting

This is my first year attending the New England Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators - not that I am one yet, but I'm working on it.

The challenge here was to illustrate "Don't worry, I fixed it" - in a double page spread sized 10" x 16".    This is my first..and last try - since it is due tomorrow evening!

The Conference is next weekend, Friday, Sat and Sunday - should be interesting.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Comic Book - Short Stories

 I'm working on finalizing all my drawings, files, lettering etc.  This will be one of about 5 - 6 short stories in my comic book.  
Starting with the cover page....

Friday, January 23, 2015

A few new items

I haven't posted since before Christmas!  I have too many pieces, drawings, cards to post but will show a few of my bigger ones.

The first one is a study for a larger painting to go with a story about how Stars get their Shine.

The second one I just liked. 

I'm working on some dinosaur sketches for another story - here are a few pencil sketches - dino studies really