Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Board Book Present


I spotted some blank board books at the art store and thought it would be fun to write a book for my daughter for a Christmas present. It's a sturdy book, but since the pages have a papery surface, rather than the smooth surface most board books have, I thought I'd better make the contents as toddler-proof as possible and used pen and ink. (Can you tell I inked the last page first as a test page?)

Also, happily, it seems my virusy art is salvageable! Hurrah! Thank you Robert for helping us run some scans!

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday. Here's the rest of the book...













Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Girl Pirate vs. Lion Tamer



Just kidding on the vs. but someone should draw that! Maybe me. We'll see. Hey look two posts in one month! Yay! Maybe this has something to do with moving my studio downstairs? Both of these were drawn while hanging out with my 1 1/2 year old daughter. She was anxious to help, so I had to be quick flipping my sketchbook to "her" drawing page whenever she nabbed the pencil.

Unless something goes awry, I WILL have another post before Christmas. It's half done. Stay tuned. :)

Monday, December 07, 2009

Angel

Just a little sketch to check and see that the computer is up and running after a major virus attack. So long all my digital art from the past three years! Let this be a lesson to me to burn DVDs of everything, not just have backup drives.

I travelled to Denmark in October to teach character design for a week at the wonderful Animation Workshop. I had a great time; the students were all exceptionally talented and the staff very welcoming. Not to mention Denmark is a beautiful country and a mecca for yummy food, it was a treat to visit.

I've been doing a lot of writing these past few months, and now that I've got a new studio space set up, I hope to get some more art done as well.

If I don't post again before Christmas, I hope everyone has a great holiday. :)