This is my journey in creating concepts, writing, illustrating, finding a literary agent, and becoming a published children's book author and illustrator for the picture book genre.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

crossing over into Acrylics

I have recently crossed over into another media that I love. The colors are so vibrant and beautiful. Acrylics are new to me, but quickly becoming a medium that I am drawn to. I love how it allows me to punch the color and layer for depth. Below is my newest piece that I have created. I recently submitted it into the scbwi illustration monthly for the prompt "borrow".  It seems  the ladybug has her heart set on the red one. How will bear feel about this? Like any good friend, Bear will gladly lend her the balloon the lady bug desires.

This piece will also be going up for auction at my children's school, Maumee Valley Country Day School. They will also be holding their auction online. It is a 16x20 stretched canvas piece. If you have a desire for this piece, please contact the Maumee Valley Country Day School Development Department for more information. Their phone number is 419-381-1313 for more information.

My acrylic adventure hasn't stopped there. I am working on another piece. This piece is still a "work in progress", but I am excited to see where it takes me.  Here is a pic of where I am at this time with this piece. It is an acrylic version of my ant. Andy is telling his story. To be honest, I am actually creating this for me. It is my inspiration to never give up on Andy and his story.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Well, moving along with my illustration and demonstrating cohesion in color palette and character. I really like what I am creating. Every time I try to cut back with a softer palette, I find myself picking up the paintbrush and using a color with yellow tones and cool bright blues. The winter dull drums are definitely weighing in. I need spring, so I paint with spring colors! Andy's journey is continuing. I need to finish up some details in the newest piece, but it is really coming along and should be finished soon.