Time for a quick update.
I took some time off the other day from illustrating to work on a quick project on the side. I love Garth Williams illustrations, so it was fun to be able to use them to make a friend’s party invitations.
My illustrations are coming along nicely as well. I got to paint a whole bunch of trees today. And there’s still a lot yet to do!
Something tells me I’m going to be sick of drawing trees by the time this is over, but hey, I’ll probably be really good at them.
It’s cool though, because the Author I’m working on this project with was open to using whatever medium I thought would look good. So, of course, I chose ink and watercolor! I just love how they look together, and I really like how it’s coming together so far.
Now, I better get back to work. So little to do, and so much time to do it in.
Got all the thumbnails approved today for my second illustration project. This one seems to be progressing a lot quicker than the last, but that could be because there are half as many illustrations this time. Seventeen seems pretty manageable after doing thirty six. :)
Anyway, now I’m ready to start working on some full sized images… and then color! The best part where everything starts to come together.
Will keep you guys posted.
Round two of what, you may ask?
Illustrating of course!!
I was just accepted this morning for another illustration job! And this one seems right up my alley. It’s a children’s book featuring… can you guess?
I know, it may be a little tricky, so I’ll just tell you. Owls! It’s not completely about owls, but I do get to draw one, and he’s going to be in several of the images.
FYI – the owl below is not the character in the story. He’s just a rough sketch that we started with. He looks different now, and we’re still working.
It’s been exciting seeing how God’s working through my new line of work so far. I mean, part of the reason I left my last job at the daycare center was because I wanted to pursue my art. I sort of jumped into it blindly, knowing this was what I was supposed to be doing, but not really sure where it was going. And, now I’m getting ready to start on my second book! I can’t wait to see where this is going.
Dreaming Big and Following God. :)
I thought I’d show you guys a little step by step today of my drawing process. Okay, so it’s only two steps, but it’s amazing what a little shading(or a lot of shading, in this case) can do to the feel of a drawing.
Suddenly a bright, sunlit room becomes a darker, more cozy room lit by the glow of the firelight.
I have to admit, when I first got these watercolor pencils, I wasn’t sure how much I’d use them. At the art store, I bought the smallest pack available just so I could try them out without spending tons of money for something I might never use. Since then, I’ve bought a much bigger pack and have used them in almost every colored drawing since, in some shape or form. My favorite combination is Ink and Watercolor (As seen above).
Someone needs to write me a book now so I can use them. :P
What came of me having nothing else to do today. Now he just needs a story to go along with him.
A drawing I did today for an art competition on Instagram. I’m not expecting to win or anything (I’m really not. There are some really cool dogs drawings on there), but it does let my drawing be seen by others who aren’t currently following me, so… awesome!
It was interesting to do this drawing. I don’t usually draw dogs because, well… whenever I draw dogs without a reference, they end up looking like this.
No joke (I drew that dog myself).
Alright, so I probably could have drawn it a little better, but you get the idea.
Anyway, I thought the beagle turned out pretty good for being my first real dog drawing (using a reference).
And hey, if you guys are bored and need some entertainment, head on over to my friend’s blog. A new story was just posted today featuring three (yes, three) of my illustrations. So, come check it out: http://whenoceansroar.wordpress.com/2014/09/23/gossip-gone-ghastly
Drawing from yesterday. It’s not perfect, but, oh well.
Also, looking for some inspiration for what to draw next. If you guys have any suggestions, let me know.
Just got this today, and I just got’a say, you all are awesome!
Thanks for your support.
Now I need to get back to drawing instead of spending my afternoon behind a computer screen so I can have some new pictures to post. :P
The drawing I got to do in my free time, because, as of two something yesterday afternoon, my illustration are on their way to the west coast to be delivered to the author!
I’m glad to be finished, but now have to find something else to work on since what was taking up most of my time for the last month is done. If you guys have any suggestions on what you want to see, feel free to give me some suggestions.
Can’t wait for you guys to be able to see the finished book. Will keep you posted.
And… It’s done! A lot of layering work in this project, so it took awhile, but it’s finally finished.
I’m really not a big Disney Princess girl. I’m really not… I don’t really like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White, but I do like Beauty and the Beast so this was a fun project to work on.
Also, there’s another story posted on http://whenoceansroar.wordpress.com/ featuring my illustrations, so come check it out!