Friday, March 18, 2011

rough draft - barnyard

We visited the zoo during spring break, which gave me this idea when we visited the petting zoo. This is obviously only a rough draft which I did mostly in Painter. I must admit that I prefer doing the drawing on scratch paper before painting it (as in, I'm not as proficient doing it on the computer), but I decided to try it out this way. I drew a few animals and the barnyard, selected the ones I felt worked best together, laid them out in Illustrator, then added the children in Painter. I'll try to get the entire thing painted soon, but weekends make it harder to get things done . . . so maybe next week.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Jurassic Walk

Here's my latest illo. One of my son's friends wistfully spoke of riding T-Rex one day, which sparked this picture. I've included a close-up since you can't see him very well in the original illustration. It is my first dinosaur, and as I chose not to add too much skin detail, it was lots of fun. My husband (who likes the picture overall) feels like the boy is falling off. I must admit that I can't see what he does. If you have a minute, I'd like to get your opinion about it so I can know if it looks wrong to you and, if so, perhaps you can help me understand what I'm doing wrong. Thanks!

Saturday, March 5, 2011


Here's my latest illustration. I drew it on paper and colored it digitally.