Tuesday, July 30, 2013

New Art to Share!

Just a little update! I am sharing some new artwork I just created, some pen and ink spots for Music K-8 magazine. The first one is for a serious song about Hanukkah, the other a patriotic song for Veteran's Day.  I really enjoy working in pen and ink.
Hanukkah Artwork

Veteran's Day Artwork

Saturday, July 6, 2013

The Spooky Staircase...

Hope everyone is having a great summer so far. I am happy to be finishing up my illustrations for Mr. Chimpanzee, when I received an assignment for Music K-8. They are working on their first issue of the year which covers Halloween. One of my favorite holidays. Anyway, my assignment was to create an illustration of a "scary staircase" that looked old, creaky and foreboding.  So that's what I drew (illio. on the right). Pretty spooky, right? Well, too spooky for Music K-8 which is a music magazine for kids.  I was actually flattered to be told my illustration was too scary! So I had to rethink what I could do to tone down the scary-ness. So, the illustration on the left was my final art. What do you think?  :)

Too scary!!!
Just right!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Sketches in Progress for Mr. Chimpanzee

Mr. Chimpanzee Sketches 

I have been working hard the last few weeks finishing up all the sketches (22 in all!) for my first illustrated children's book Mr. Chimpanzee written by David Wood for Flying Books

Here they are:

The cover 

Mr. Chimpanzee and his rattlesnake.

Mr. Chimpanzee pours the tea.

The Crocodile with hair is feeling peckish now...

The Crocodile opens his mouth.

The Stork lands in the garden.

I can't wait to start on the final art in color. I am hoping to have this project done by the end of the summer. So I will post more as I finish them up. Very excited! :)


Saturday, March 30, 2013

Chimpanzees, Groundhogs and Stuff!

Most recently, I have been busy working on new illustrations for my first children's book for Flying Books "Mr. Chimpanzee" written by renown children's book author and playwrite  David Wood.

I am so excited to be working on this project and am looking forward to posting the sketches and works in progress. In the meanwhile, posted below are two samples of what I have so far.

I have also been busy working on various illustrations for Plank Road Publishing's Music K-8
Drawing groundhogs was challenging, but fun!

Here is a spot of a groundhog musician

awww..... He's a cutie!

Some of my illustrations were featured on One Brown Crafter
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