In the last month or so, I hit a wall when it came to the picture book I’m writing/illustrating. Sometimes the best thing to do in that case is to walk away. I read some books, I took out some embroidery patterns I wanted to finish and found an old knitting pattern I forgot about.Continue reading “Creative Brain Walls and Broken Focus”
It’s back to school time! I hope everyone’s kiddos have a great transition back to school! I recommend Ryan Higgin’s book We Don’t Eat Our Classmates! You can check it out here. Since the last update, I’ve had the pleasure of working on a few portraits and drawings. Then my hands ached and I tookContinue reading “Back to School, Hand Care, and Birds”
I was really excited to work with Mike Phirman and illustrate the cover for his latest album, ACTIVITY BOOKS. Mike is an ideal client, he’s funny, nice, communicative and a joy to work with. This was such a fun project, and Mike’s songs are really great! He has some really great videos by different artistsContinue reading “Album Cover for Mike Phirman’s ACTIVITY BOOKS”
I drew a lot of stick figures this week. I like drawing little stick people, and sometimes I feel like I capture more of how I feel in a stick person than I do when I draw myself. There’s something really freeing in just breaking it down to the simplest parts of drawing a person.Continue reading
Sometimes I look at the blank paper or screen and it feels like a giant wall of blank paper rises up in my mind, shutting me off from creative ideas. especially in these Pandemic Times where so much is happening, and so many people are struggling, it’s hard to sit at home and create something.Continue reading “Shapes and Blobs”
Focusing is difficult these days. I find myself spending a lot of time making these sort of lone characters having quiet moments in broader brushstrokes. Its become my meditation practice and keeps me from overthinking everything. Or maybe it gives me space to think. I dunno, I may need to think about that.
It’s a good week for confetti!
Oh wait, it’s new YEAR? Well, don’t tell Mr. Bear. He put on his party hat for the occasion and told all his bear friends this was all for him.