Friday, June 26, 2009

Plain Jane

Here they are- almost completely done in gouache. I'm really moving away from my colored pencils. I find painting the entire peice more fun and actually quicker. Of course I'll probably change my mind and use pastels tomorrow but for now I'm happy:)

Friday, June 19, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Revising, Revising, Revising....

I'm learning to slow down! I re-drew Plain Jane- she looks more like a girl now- and I started the clouds in fly Boiy. I tried a computer color layout first- that's so helpful! The old me would have already been done painting. Slow and steady ....

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Illustrations Revisited

I'm re-working two old peices. These always got me great comments when I first started to take my portfolio around late in 2007, (I think that's right?) I work so differently now. Plus, I think the boy in the first one is too old, although I want to draw him somewhere else. These girls were inspired by my very first Illustration Friday topic, "Plain".
I hope to post these finishes early next week!

Udated Wild Horses

After great critiques from the conference, I wanted to add a touch of color tot he horses as well as ome more black. The horses are unfinished on purpose. I hope this makes sense but it's tough without the text. Tim Gillner, from Boyd's Mills Press by the way, really liked it though.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Wild Horses for NJ SCBWI Conference

We were given text by Tim Gillner, and art director from... oh, I've got to double check. (Bad me!) I picked one about penned up wild horses needing rescue. I decided to do them in black and white because the text described them as having "dull eyes, and "rusty coats" when imprisoned. The cowboy notices the lead mare still has fire in her eye - hence the color there. I hope he likes it!

Finished "Contagous" and some new samples

This is Sophie getting ready for her big brother's return from the Army. I wanted to do some more sequential character peices plus I discovered mixing gouache with matte medium and glazing medium.
It's a lot of fun and it really worked well with the camoflauge pattern!

Need to work on the baby a bit I think - he looks like a little old man. (It's Benjamin Buton!)