Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I was just organizing all my files and came across these I did before I started doing children's illustration. I really enjoy using black and white and pencil since it forces me to create value in ways that I don't always achieve with color. Can you tell I love to do babies and little kids?
Posted by angelic pursuits at 3:01 PM
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Here's my sketch for the June issue for Stories for Children magazine, titled The Ant and the Soccer ball. I have to say, it's been lots of fun doing insects. It's a little challenging trying to be creative, but once I get an idea, it's fun. Let me know if you see anything wrong or that could be done better.
Posted by angelic pursuits at 8:24 PM
Monday, May 11, 2009
Thank you, everyone who commented to my last post. You all echoed things I felt. Just looking at the last two illo's made me cringe whenever I looked at either of them, all for the reasons you gave. Your comments pushed me to try again, and I'm much happier with the results. There are still a few things I'd like to change, but overall I'm much more pleased with the way this one finally turned out. Thanks again for your help! I hope you like the changes, too.
Posted by angelic pursuits at 9:54 PM
Monday, May 4, 2009
My husband helps me so much with my illustrations, always encouraging me to do better than I think I can. He's always liked the characters in this illo, but he also pointed out some things that needed help. Since I like this illo myself, I decided to redo it. There are a lot of things I like better, but some things didn't turn out quite as well (in my opinion) as they did originally. Out of curiosity, which do you prefer? And after you've done that, take a close look to see how many differences you can find.
Posted by angelic pursuits at 7:08 PM