Thursday, March 19, 2009


I'm trying to perfect my portfolio and, after concluding that I don't have enough black and white illo's, decided to work on this. It comes from an old sketch I did a year or two ago that I always liked. I like the energy. I'm mostly pleased with the way it turned out, but there are some things that I'm not as happy about. Does it work for you? I really enjoy working with b/w, probably because my colors are limited and I have to work within just that framework, making things work out in a way that too many options doesn't.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Playing Troubles

Sometimes playing leads to bumps and bruises. Thank goodness for kind brothers willing to offer a little love!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Stories for Children - April

Here's my newest illo for Stories for Children. A boy and his mom have a hair-raising experience on a ride. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Babies - and a new scanner

I'm working on another idea I have for a novelty book which involves babies and toddlers. Here are a few spots that I painted for it (the last two posts are also included). I thought they turned out pretty well. More importantly, perhaps, I got a new scanner!!! I am so excited. The top illo's are scanned in with the new one and the bottom are from the old (and that's even after trying to manipulate colors). I am quite pleased with how much better things are. It makes me want to rescan everything I have on my website. 

What do you think of the difference?