Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Midsummer Night Illustration Friday #6

The last page of "Starry Nights" a "Nightglow board book" I wrote & Illustrated, seems to be the perfect Midsummer's Night Dream piece for Illustration Friday. Here, my third Airedale "Raisin" guards her boy as she watches the man in the moon and fireflies glow. The moons face is only visible in the book with the lights out.

"Bullfrogs" are from the same book. A school of glow in the dark fish swim beneath the big frogs lily pad.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Illustration Friday #5 "Launched"

Robins everywhere! Every year I find them hiding in my garden. They have launched them selves from the nest before they really got the hang of flying and now hide out while Momma bird feeds them on the ground. Here is a happy baby on it's first flight, hopefully to a soft landing of ground cover.

Here is my art table in the middle of my little 4x6 creation.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Illustration Friday #4 "Swept"

I started thinking about this piece on Friday as soon as the subject Swept was announced. It didn't come out like I pictured it in my head so I'll start a re-due tomorrow. But for I.F. it's a go.
Here is my original sketch and the eyeball globe as I begin assembling the piece.

Saturday, June 4, 2011


This piece is from a Scholastic book "I Am an Apple". When I present my work at school and library talks, I always tell the kids how much I enjoy using Silhouettes. I explain how they are simple shadowy shapes that tell a story. That's why I've chosen this piece for "Shadow".
I have listed this piece in my Etsy Shop with more information.


This is a published piece from "Jack and the Beanstalk". One of several stories from Dorling Kindersley's "P.B. Bears Favorite bedtime stories". Here we see the giant sleeping as clever jack nabs a couple coins to bring home to his mum. I must say I always felt a little bad for the giant losing all his stuff to Jack. But I guess he was a pretty mean guy.