Thought I'd share a few illustrations from a new picture book I've been working on (click to view larger versions)... The first page is just a rough sketch-- when I'm working on illustrating a picture book I start by sketching out the full book to plan the page layouts. Then I do a few finished… Continue reading Shiny New Illustrations, with ICKY BUGS!
Just been thinking a lot the past couple of weeks about the work of Leo and Diane Dillon and thought I'd share this link to an interview from 2000 with the two of them: Locus Magazine interview. It's a great read -- they talked a little about how they came up with their process of… Continue reading Favorite illustrators — Leo and Diane Dillon
Finally. It took HOURS fiddling with colors until my printer would produce copies that look SOMETHING like the originals, but I started mailing samples to publishers! Whew. It's such a long process -- made longer by me constantly chickening out and deciding I didn't have any pieces that were good enough to send out, doing… Continue reading Started submitting illustration samples!
Uh, I guess at work, mostly. That's kind of a good excuse for not updating my blog, right? I got a job working at the local public library as the temporary youth services librarian, and it's pretty cool to be putting my very-nearly-completed degree to some use. And it's (mostly) pretty nice to be back… Continue reading Good grief, where’ve I been?
I'm working on too many projects right now, so that nothing actually gets done, but I've made some progress on one thing that I thought I'd post... I have a picture book called "The Lettuce Rancher" that I'm getting ready to submit to publishers, and right now I'm doing a bunch of sketches to lay… Continue reading guinea pigs and lettuce and rabbits, oh my!