About Me

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A little about my artwork: I interpret the words written on a page by telling the story behind the story working with pen and ink, watercolor and Photoshop, I fuse old techniques with modern ones to create a world that every drawing can speak to a child or grownups.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Animated Mice

Clink on my illustration,
the link will show you the mice swimming.
 This is part of a payment for creating color designs for a possible animated series
I somehow found my self
 knee deep in  

Friday, July 26, 2013

Why I illustrate picture books! :D

This is why I want to illustrate picture books,
 Rena Jones
 who wrote The Marshmallow Man sent me this wonderful picture
 that a friend of hers sent her...


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

part 2 Fun'd Art: Art in the Box

Look Happy Kids! All creating ART!
Last week I introduced you to a wonderful friend of mine Simone who's sister Tamarah has opened  an Art Studio for Kids and is looking for pledges to get the ball rolling.   

The pictures was sent to me by Simone (I love to say Simone)  last night to show me that things are moving along and I thought it would be great to show them off & remind anyone out there who can help please do; if you can't donate please pass the information along. 

What scary faces :)
To see more about the studio just follow this link:
to pledge

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Illustration Friday "Robot"

Illustration Friday
word challenge

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Is Your Name Timmy?

 The sketch was done with a ballpoint pen.
 I got the pen from the Hyatt Hotel NYC back in February during the 2013 SCBWI Winter Conference.  
Using a brush pen I inked the character onto a clear sheet of vellum.  
I scanned the character into my computer;
Then added a splash of color using Photoshop. 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Out of print & new on Kindle

front & back cover
Today as I looked over a few things on Amazon I read this
 "Out of Print".
Not what you want to read but it is part of the business;
I remember when I was looking over the text I was getting confused to who was who. I sent an email to the publisher saying that I think the characters are mixed up in the book. 
I was told that the giraffe had stripes and his friend the zebra had sploshes. 
 My response to that was "Oh Funny!"
& then I wrote  so is the Giraffe black & white?  
A: Yes
Me: Ok 
(this was the third book I illustrated; I did not think I had a real say on certain things like what color they should be, my thought was let them stay there true colors so kids will not be confused. I started to speak up and make suggestions more so after this book was done)        
It was a cute picture book idea


Lollipop is different, and his friend Sprinkles is different, too. Lollipop is a giraffe with stripes. Sprinkles is a zebra with sploshes. Lollipop wonders if his "normal" family would love him no matter what.

inside artwork
inside artwork

Also Just noticed
"The Art of Science" 
as of May of 2013 is now on Kindle,
my name no longer graces the cover the chapter artwork has been removed.
  But that cover is still my artwork
(I wonder how that works out in royalties)

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

FUN'd "ART in a Box"

Art in a Box Company.
A Pop-Up Art Studio for Kids. A place where children can explore and enjoy creativity. Fill a box, Pick a Project, Sign up for Workshop Wednesdays! Low Cost-Lots of Fun!
This is a creative outlet for children. When budgets are being cut and the arts are suffering, Art in a Box provides a space, a place for creativity. Please help support this program.
A good friend of mine is looking for support of her sisters dream and it looks like a nice one 

this is a link to her blog
Art in the Box Company
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