Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

Troll and Dancer



Quickie-quick troll for Sketch Dailies, and another novel character.




Thursday, February 27, 2014

Jem


For Sketch Dailies! I like how this drawing ended up looking a little Take-on-Me 80's.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Book Girl


This is the main character from a novel I'm revising. You'd think I'd sketch my book characters more often, but for some reason they seem less real to me if I do. And so it goes... I like this drawing, but it's not quite her.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Fall, Winter and the Holy Grail








Here are a few promotional illustrations I did for my wonderful agency, New Leaf Literary & Media, as well as a character sketch to test out a digital painting technique.

Finding a method of digital painting that's easy, loose and works well with my sketchy style has always been a holy grail for me. I can spend a kazillion hours and paint something that looks like an oil painting, but I don't have a kazillion hours these days. Besides, that sort of approach doesn't lend itself to the children's books I write, and is far too labor-intensive for comic work -- other than covers. The above technique feels comfy, cozy and very me. And even better, it's super fast! I don't want to jinx it, but I think I possibly just "chose wisely." We'll see as I continue to test it out... :)