I will be away for the next week taking some much needed time off with the family. I will not be posting until after Easter. In the mean time, I hope you and your kids enjoy this coloring page.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
I think that's happened to most of us... We go in the fridge hoping to find a good snack/drink, only to find that it has expired! -- This was another quick sketch.
I've been thinking a lot lately trying to align my goals with what my heart desires and where the universe wants me to be at this point in time. I guess I'm in a bit of a funk and my creativity is being affected by it. Usually, my drawings flow rather natural but lately they feels forced. I have a ton of ideas but it is the hand to paper that's been somewhat blocked!
The very kind and talented Ginger Nielson shared a new jewel in the making... that is a new portfolio site for illustrators. It is called Hire and Illustrator. I encourage you to check them out. I just joined and love the fact that I was on their homepage for 3 days and I'm still on the first page when you click on artists. It is brand new, so I'm not sure how much traffic they are attracting at the moment. However, the fact that I can become a member and show my work and pay week by week and cancel any time I want, was what really sold me on the site. I'm aware that there are other sites out there, but this one really fit my needs.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
This is another image that I just finished and added to my portfolio web site. I am getting ready to start another project, so I won't be posting for a little while. I hope you enjoy this image until my next post...
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
I'm in the middle of another illustraton which doesn't quite fit the word 'brave', but I thought this illustration from a couple of days ago does, so I'm posting it for Illustration Friday. Now who's the brave one here? Not the gopher for sure!
This is from a sketch I worked on while on my trip to Greece over 6 months ago. I tweaked it until I was happy with it. I also went back to making the outlines with pencil instead of inking it and then coloring with Photoshop. I am finding that I end up with heavier lines when I ink the drawings, which may be a bit distracting. I think this is a nice balance between line, color, etc.
I also just added some of my latest illustrations to my website, added my profile to illustrationmundo.com, and updated my portfolio on the SCBWI website. I'm still undecided as to which portfolio site to join since most comments talk about how it is great exposure but leads to no tangible results. I think I will continue to send post cards for now. I have received some positive responses from those, so that may be a better marketing avenue for me at the moment.