doing laundry with mom

February 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

excuse the poor quality of my scans… i’m not sure why they look so crappy. :\

i love this drawing, though! can’t wait to paint it!


in progress..

February 10, 2011 § 1 Comment

here are a bunch of illustrations i’m working on. i’m pretty happy with them, sketch-wise, so i hope to get some paint on them within the next few days. πŸ™‚

so cute.

January 16, 2011 § 1 Comment

little body, big love.

this would be such a cute stamp.

kids and books

January 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

i love it when kids love books. it makes me sad when kids don’t love books. the parents did something wrong if the child doesn’t like books. how can you not like books?!

anywho, i love books, i love drawing, and i love drawing children with books. πŸ™‚

let the fun begin! :)

January 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

hi, guys! sooo, this will be the first post on my artsy-crafty blog (that’s all it is for now). i’m hoping this blog will help me track my progress as i jump into the field of children’s illustration.

my style? i love simple, whimsical drawings that involve nature. i love that twinkly charm and that cozy, earthy atmosphere. those are things that stand out to me when i look at a children’s illustration, and that’s what comes naturally to me when i create.

my hopes? i would love to have my designs printed as stickers, stamps and papercrafting goodies… i also would love to illustrate children’s educational materials and storybooks. man, that would be a dream gig! i can picture it now… i’ll get there! i just know it! πŸ™‚

… for now, i’m creating what i can with what i’ve got – a drawing pad, some pencils, a couple sharpies, a macbook and my bamboo tablet.

the drawing below was done by hand, then i scanned her and painted herΒ in corel paint with my bamboo fun tablet. that gadget is awesome! i’m still getting used to it, but i love that it makes the coloring process so much easier by eliminating the need to completely start over if i lay down a color that i’m not happy with. all i have to do is erase it or undo the action. so convenient. πŸ™‚