Changes As we move from Spring into Summer, there are changes here as well, starting June, I will not be posting on every Saturday. I have mentioned that my illustrations are dragging along for the picture book scheduled for this year. After discussion with the boss and musings on my part, it has come down … Continue reading Changes
It was while planning this project some time was spent considering hand lettering; an idea that was dropped because it wasn’t apparent that I would be able to do that type of fine work without considerable practice when I broke my forearm. Thankfully in the last four months things have changed and I am currently … Continue reading Handlettering Revisited
My efforts with acrylic paints creating various color wheels. My mantra? PRACTICE! My apologies to artists who truly know what they are doing, they are so inspiring and awesome!
So I am working on this drawing course, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (http://drawright.com). I bought the book, dvd, and the supplies because for me it was just easier. I have to tell you, I have been shocked at what I have accomplished thus far. I am no where near all the … Continue reading Drawing
What are you doing between Christmas and New Years? Myself? I am working on catching up those things which will make 2017 easier. Specifically, I am working on my drawing skills. I picked up Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards. This is a part of my effort to create better illustrations for … Continue reading Bonus
So, here's the block. This time not a writer's block but a drawing block. Is there a better term for that? That is what I am. It has taken three months to realize the problem. The faces! The child's face in the story is far more cartoon-y in comparison to the more realistic portrayal of … Continue reading Ah, The Frustration
Figuring out how to illustrate the story and then practicing drawing that illustration until it is just right is a learning process. It has been hard to figure out when and what can be done. My husband keeps telling me to stop over scheduling. (He knows me so well.) His advice has been to … Continue reading Unknown Territory
Deadlines. Sometimes they have to be pushed back. Especially if it is indeed an option and the right thing to do. I tried to meet my end of June deadline. It didn't work. Only some of what I produced was worth keeping because I am just not that fast, nor do I have the skill … Continue reading Happy 4th!
Basically that is the point of the story Bad Dream. It also has turned out to be a lesson I relearned in the last twelve months. Bad Dream was not the story I set out to write as the followup after Snowball. Bad Dream is the story that came out of sharing my gobbledy goop to a … Continue reading Things Aren’t Always What They Seem
I have a few pages completed. The actual illustrations are turning out better than I expected. Rather happy about that. Decided to include a secondary story on the end pages for the adults. I will leave that as a surprise as to it's storyline, but fits within the story. So far the responses of those … Continue reading Progress