Friday, March 29, 2013

Illustration Friday: SWIM

I was inspired by a few minutes of a nature show about penguins I watched over the weekend -- gray fluffy baby penguins trying to make it in a harsh environment. This little guy I pictured as trying to over-prepare for something he was born to do -- swim!!

I struggled a lot with this week's image -- I had a hard time making the character my own and not a fuzzy animated bowling pin! Also, water and arctic landscapes are always a bit intimidating to me.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Illustration Friday: EYEGLASSES

This week's image was inspired by ... the eye doctor! So many weird things happen at the eye doctor: that giant machine with the flippy lenses in front of your eye, the giant doctor as he/she approaches your eyes with instruments, lights, probes -- is it clearer now? or now?

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Illustration Friday: YESTERDAY

This week's illustration was inspired by a talk show I heard on the radio recently about the new google glasses and the prevalence of connected devices. The guest commented on how important it is for kids to have the experience of being stuck in a car on a long trip without any devices, with nothing to do except look out the window, experience reality, and reflect on things; that it is an important part of forming an identity. "Are we there yet???"

Friday, March 8, 2013

Justine Siegal's TedX talk!!

Major league batting practice pitcher Justine Siegal used the sketch I did of her at the end of her fantastic TedX talk on following your dreams. :D !!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Illustration Friday: TALENT

This week's illustration was inspired by my nephew, Rhain, who is able to squish himself between the sofa and the ottoman and was demonstrating his skills with toe bending. My family's got talent!!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Elizabeth Dulemba, Illustrator!

I just heard a great interview with illustrator Elizabeth Dulemba on an Escape from Illustration Island podcast. Her website is FULL of great stuff -- images, books, coloring pages, apps, ideas, advice -- her work is great and her marketing efforts are fantastic.

I especially like her new book, Lula's Brew, about a witch who wants to make great food instead of evil potions!