Happy Halloween! Even as October comes to a close, I still have plenty of Inktober illustrations to share. Here are a couple of favorites from week 3. You can check out the rest in my Inktober 2018 gallery.
Here are a couple of my favorites from Inktober 2018: Week 1. This marks my first time participating in the yearly Inktober drawing challenge, and so far I am having a real blast! I am sticking with a standard, kid-friendly Halloween theme, working from the daily word prompts compiled for this years’ challenge. You can learn more […]
Here is a bookmark I created for the Read Local Challenge, hosted by the SCBWI MD/DE/WV/VA. It’s one of several that were created by illustrators whose books are part of the reading challenge. The bookmarks are all black and white so that kids can color them in, but I figured “why should they have […]
Here’s a chubby, little, blissful bumblebee wallowing in a bed of fresh pollen. I wanted the bee to look like a fat cat getting its head scratched. My dad used to say that every living thing just wants its head scratched. One day a bumblebee landed in front of him while he was gardening and […]
Here’s a pair of cute cacti enjoying their time to bloom in the desert. When I was growing up, my dad always had at least one cute little cactus as a houseplant. They were usually round and hairy and had funny names like ‘Herbert’ or ‘Cousin It.’ It wasn’t until we moved to Texas, where […]
I had the wonderful opportunity to illustrate a set of twelve comic book style numbers for the upcoming issue of SCBWI’s mid-Atlantic magazine, The Highlighter. The numbers were for an article on twelve tips for writing graphic novels, by Eisner Award-winning author Paul Tobin (Bandette, Plants vs. Zombies). I have to say it was a real honor […]
Summertime is in full swing, so here’s an illustration in honor of everyone’s favorite Summertime treat: ice cream! I did this illustration originally for HappyReading.org for a children’s poem called Ice Cream Man. I think I did close to a hundred illustrations for that client with a fairly tight turn-around time, which lent the whole […]
I got inspired by this week’s Illustration Friday challenge, team, to do a bunny soccer team. These challenges are a great opportunity for me to have fun exploring my Megapack digital brush set from the awesome Kyle T. Webster.
Here’s the cover illustration I did recently for Well-Trained Mind Press. It’s for a children’s audiobook of Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories, as read by award-winning storyteller Jim Weiss. This is the fourth cover I’ve done for them, and I think this one may be my favorite so far. In addition to providing the cover […]
This illustration of an alphabet garden was a proposal I did for a Blue Manatee Press book called The Reading Room. While they ended up not using it, a friend of mine liked it so much, she bought a print for her 1-year-old daughter. She was also nice enough to send me some photos, and I was happy to […]