Summer, already!?

Just turned in the ROUGH sketch dummy for the last book in the seasons series. Waiting on feedback, and thought I’d share a sketch from this current project. It’s been a great challenge to be all inspired by one season when you’re in the middle of another. What a wonderful journey around the sun - and I’m almost done! This way off-model drawing of children + dog running through a sprinkler is pencil on tracing paper.

Summer, already!?

Just turned in the ROUGH sketch dummy for the last book in the seasons series. Waiting on feedback, and thought I’d share a sketch from this current project. It’s been a great challenge to be all inspired by one season when you’re in the middle of another. What a wonderful journey around the sun - and I’m almost done! This way off-model drawing of children + dog running through a sprinkler is pencil on tracing paper.

A few sketches from a current project, book 3 of 4 - in the home stretch!

pencil on Strathmore Bristol 500

A few sketches from a current project, book 3 of 4 - in the home stretch!

pencil on Strathmore Bristol 500

Don’t you just love when the first word back from an Art Director is “Wow” - ?
This jumping cat is celebrating New Years (from my most recent illustration project) - and I am celebrating turning in all the final art for the second book in a series of 4…and.. getting positive feedback!
pencil on bristol

Don’t you just love when the first word back from an Art Director is “Wow” - ?

This jumping cat is celebrating New Years (from my most recent illustration project) - and I am celebrating turning in all the final art for the second book in a series of 4…and.. getting positive feedback!

pencil on bristol

A rare post in color! I made Thanksgiving cards this year - for my students. I am grateful they are in my life. I’m also very happy I came up with interesting projects for them that were not just crafts or about the product. They each experimented and came up with unique works of art. For this I am very grateful!
pencil and watercolor

A rare post in color! I made Thanksgiving cards this year - for my students. I am grateful they are in my life. I’m also very happy I came up with interesting projects for them that were not just crafts or about the product. They each experimented and came up with unique works of art. For this I am very grateful!

pencil and watercolor

Finalizing sketches for “Winter” - here are a few favorite spots from the interior art I’ve been working on. Pencil on Bristol

Finalizing sketches for “Winter” - here are a few favorite spots from the interior art I’ve been working on. Pencil on Bristol

Working on “Autumn” - pencil sketch.

Working on “Autumn” - pencil sketch.

Quick pencil sketches. A few spot illustrations for a brochure for Creative Core Art Classes, my after-school art program I will be teaching starting in September. I’m doing a happy dance inside knowing that I will be working with children again soon - looking forward to being around humans that hold the secret of pure, creative expression.

Quick pencil sketches. A few spot illustrations for a brochure for Creative Core Art Classes, my after-school art program I will be teaching starting in September. I’m doing a happy dance inside knowing that I will be working with children again soon - looking forward to being around humans that hold the secret of pure, creative expression.

Happy Anniversary to 2Bmore!
Jumping (and running) with JOY: ink pen gestures - searching out pose ideas for jubilant children.
seems appropriate today - the 1 year anniversary for this sketch blog. crazy how a year blows by!

Happy Anniversary to 2Bmore!

Jumping (and running) with JOY: 
ink pen gestures - searching out pose ideas for jubilant children.

seems appropriate today - the 1 year anniversary for this sketch blog.
crazy how a year blows by!

my favorite 3 minute gesture from last night’s figure drawing session
charcoal on newsprint

my favorite 3 minute gesture from last night’s figure drawing session

charcoal on newsprint

30 second gesture
charcoal on newsprint

30 second gesture

charcoal on newsprint