Monday, June 16, 2014

A Mouse in Love

This year, for the first time, I decided to submit a piece to the SCBWI Tomie dePaola award. I have admired author/illustrator Tomie dePaola for pretty much my entire life (his "Strega Nona" was a fixture in my childhood library), and when I read this year's challenge I got so many ideas, I had to go for it! The prompt was to create a six-panel sequence with a clear beginning, middle, and end, showing an original and consistent character. So here it is, a little love story.
(Click to enlarge)

Friday, June 13, 2014

Work Selected for Showcase 100

Exciting news! My "Swans Rescue" piece has been selected for inclusion in the Showcase 100 project, and will be part of a show in central London in April, 2015, along with a printed publication. This is the first time that the folks over at LCS and Hire an Illustrator have put something like this together. I'm thrilled to be a part of it!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Fairy Scouts

On sunny Saturdays in spring, the fairies and the hares go scouting for freshly sprouted mushrooms. With their large ears, the hares can actually hear the mushrooms as they pop up through the earth - it is said to sound something like a very quiet belch.

Graphite and white chalk on Strathmore toned paper.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Friday Fairies

I am working on a little series of fairy drawings, which may turn into a little series of fairy paintings. More to come! (Click to enlarge)

Graphite and white chalk on Strathmore toned paper.