I was tagged by Tao Nyeu to answer four questions on my working process. Tao is an incredibly talented author/illustrator known for her extra cute animals in books like Wonder Bear and her most recent, Squid and Octopus, Friends for Always. Check out her working process here. And follow the blog tour backwards to get sneak … Read more
Super excited for my new sketchbook, 642 Things to Draw, by Chronicle Books. What a great way to expand one’s visual vocabulary. Often I find myself drawing some of the same things over and over. This book is a great way to draw outside of my self. Excited to share this with my students and … Read more
Sometimes you just gotta draw something to get the juices flowing….
Here are more pages from The Sketchbook Project. After a rough week of work and re-work, I decided to take this Saturday off to go out and have some fun. My destination was to Jonathan Levine Gallery to see KINDLING, works on paper, linen, and canvas by James Jean. I was not disappointed. The best … Read more
This year I am participating in The Sketchbook Project 3 hosted by Art House. The theme is “Everyone we know”. Supplied sketchbooks are 3.5 x 5.5″ and is by far the smallest sketchbook size I’ve ever worked with. This afternoon I began my book during brunch. It was a welcome productive distraction to a job … Read more
I have just returned from a five day exploration of the city of New Orleans. Though I wasn’t able to draw as much as I had hoped, I did get in a few solid hours of drawing. I used my fabulous Powershot for supplemental pics. Here are a few images. St. Charles Street trolley Cafe … Read more
Here’s one of my all time fav. pics from an old sketchbook. It’s an experiment in charcoal, pencil, gouache, and gel pen. I eventually want to do more with this type of playfulness. Charcoal is so expressive. I also like what happened here with color and texture. Especially with her GIANT hair! Okay, back to … Read more