Happy belated St. Patrick’s Day! This is week four of my 52-week illustration challenge. My little bee has found a leprechaun sleeping next to his pot of gold among the shamrocks. Lucky for the leprechaun, bees don’t need gold.
Cute bee spends the night sleeping on a flower under the glow of flickering fireflies.
I was very happy to dedicate this week’s Drawing Challenge illustration to #kidlit4climate. Not only does it support a cause that is very important to me, but it also has given me an opportunity to continue my now-ongoing bee series with There Is No Planet Bee. UK children’s book illustrator Emma Reynolds is asking the […]
What better way to get into the springtime spirit than with two cute kissing bees? This marks week one of my 52-week drawing challenge. I started planning for this earlier in the month when I was in a bit of a Valentines Day mood. It’s actually my second bee illustration in this style (You can […]
The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators is using my Viking spot illustration for the SCBWI Highlighter Winter 2019 issue of their newsletter for the Mid-Atlantic. This was a fun little self-promotional piece I did awhile back, and I am very happy to see it in print. It was one of the first illustrations […]
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 […]