Friday, October 25, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
I have a new look to my website!!
After running into issues again with iWeb, I decided to scrap it and set up a new fresh site. This new site has a shopping cart so I don't have to link to Etsy, and it has a built-in contact form so visitors can email me from the site. AND, it has a blog...which means I'm going to stop posting here on Blogger and try to move everything under one roof and see what happens. So please, stop by my new website and take a look!
Thank you for following my blog (old and new!)
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Here's another little oil painting from my ABC animal series. These are so fun to make! I made a few changes in this painting compared to the drawing, such as repositioning his left foot so that it looks like it's bearing more weight. The first drawing didn't look as convincing, but I think this works better. Next is D...still deciding on what to do...
A quick snippet of exciting news - I've been asked to illustrate another picture book! Contracts are being exchanged this very moment. Pretty much all of the details have to remain on the DL until the book is published next year. But, I'm really excited for this project - I can tell you that much!! :)
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
When I was researching Capybaras (the largest rodent in the world!) their faces all seemed to look stoic and aristocratic to me, so I combined the two ideas and came up with a "Gangs of New York" inspired dandy with flowers in his hat. He is obsessed with his looks even though his suit is starting to show wear and tear. It was fun to sketch capybaras, although I must confess it took me a while to get a character that I liked. I'm going to paint this guy in oil to continue with my ABC Animals series. Check back in later to see the painting!