Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Guest Post: Battling Resistance in Illustration

Ready? Set? STOP!!!

This week's Writers Rumpus post is all about fighting the things that stop you from getting your work done. Check it out! (Thanks)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Marlo's Scissors: Spread #2

Spread #2 from Marlo's Scissors near the end of the story. Marlo has won over her Just-So neighbor and he's let her create an animal topiary in his backyard!!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Marlo's Scissors

Here is a spread from a picture book dummy I am working on for the SCBWI Carolinas Dummy Challenge.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Illustration Friday: BEARD!

This week's Illustration Friday topic is BEARD. I've been listening to a fantastic audio book -- The Wild Girls by Pat Murphy. There is a powerful scene where the two young friends paint each other's faces with mud war paint. I adapted it here to use with this week's theme. An homage.

The book is about friendship, coming of age, and finding your own creative voice. It is beautifully and forcefully told, with imagery, metaphor and ideas that stay with you and inspire.