Sunday, August 28, 2011

Transferring images....


Anyone know of a printer that can print onto watercolor paper and it won't bleed?

Here's a sketch I did...

Which I painted...

Which I like... but I feel like transferring the image makes me lose a lot of the original sketch that I liked more.
Or maybe a sure-fire method to transfer onto watercolor paper?

Any suggestions?

Monday, August 22, 2011

Revised Character Sketch

I think I liked her more before... but I did have fun painting this :)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

A Week of Work, work,!

Aside from pumping out purchase orders for our CRAZY Back-to-School Month at Art Supply Warehouse during the day, I have then been going home to work on another book project... which I'd love to post interiors of but have not yet had the ok! So far, a cover sketched, two interiors, and one spread done! I also did a dozen or so character sketches prior to this... I can't wait to be finished so I can post some images of this book!

Meanwhile, I just received an initial deposit to start working on another book for a Father-Daughter story. :) I finally get to paint some animals in this book! I'll have to ask if I can post images as they are completed.

Aside from this, I was approached to do a character study/sketch for a large book project as well... See below for my version of what I thought the character should look like:

I wish I could write a bit about the story as it is based on a true story! I wanted to cry drafting some of these images as it has a real tragedy involved with it as well... But it ends with hope!! :)

For those of you who are going or were thinking of attending, I am going to be going to the SCBWI Editor's Day in Fullerton on Sept 30-Oct 1st. :) I already have some new business cards and a brand new portfolio to put my printed images inside! Yikes! Its a bit pricey but I have not attended an SCBWI event in so long!!! I am pretty excited!!

Tomorrow I will be heading to my mother's house to babysit her three cats, two rats, five dogs (one pit bull, one shitzu, one dachsund-terrier mutt, and two teacup chihuahuas). I'm afraid... very afraid... :)
Wish me luck!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

another design to die for....

I swear Chad Beckerman kills me...

In case the previous post wasn't enough... check out his blog and then you will understand why he is simply awesome.
He goes through the design of a new book, Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes!


Click here!