Separated- Nothing is Ever So Hopeless

Separated- Nothing is Ever So Hopeless

Nothing is ever so hopeless that you cannot succeed. This week’s Illustration Friday word was Separated and this is the first thing that came to mind. Bleach is one of my favorite anime/manga’s and there are some truly beautiful and heart wrenching lines...
Midsummer Night

Midsummer Night

This week’s Illustration Friday word was Midsummer Night and this is the first thing that came to mind. Inuyasha has got to be one of my all time favorite animanga’s and so it’s only fitting that my first anime fan art piece should be from the...
Bottled

Bottled

This week’s Illustration Friday word was Bottled and this is the first thing that came to mind. The original image is from this piece I painted on Monday for my upcoming picture book The Koi Who Cried Wolf, the second picture book by author Katina Lawdis I am...
Stir

Stir

This week’s Illustration Friday word was Stir and this is the first thing that came to mind. This is Nualla Galathea one of the main characters from my debut novel Daemons in the Mist which is now available. She’s missing her horns because this shot is...
The Making of a Picture Book 5

The Making of a Picture Book 5

Art Eating Bindings Don’t forget you illustration’s end result will be a bound book and thus some of the image in the center of the spread where the binding is is going to get lost. If an item goes into the binding it should also come out the other side....
Sweater

Sweater

This weeks Illustration Friday word was Sweater and this is the first thing that came to mind. These are Nualla Galathea and Patrick Connolly the main characters from my debut novel Daemons in the Mist which is now available. You can watch the evolution of the artwork...
The Making of a Picture Book 4

The Making of a Picture Book 4

Don’t Forget the Text Though I can’t show you the text I can show you were it is going to go. One of the tricks in illustrating a picture book is the leave space for the text without leaving a gaping whole in your illustration. When I plan out an story...
The Making of a Picture Book 3

The Making of a Picture Book 3

For the benefit of our viewers some words will now have roll over explanations. We have italicized them as well so you know which ones. Efficient Design As I mentioned before due to the nature of this book the characters, foreground and backgrounds are drawn on...
Chicken

Chicken

My entry for Illustration Friday’s topic Chicken suggested by my twitter friend @JannieHo The image is of KatGirl Studio’s mascot Kiki Kitty in a cute chicken costume.
The Making of a Picture Book 2

The Making of a Picture Book 2

Saturday Morning Picture Books? In our modern day of book apps and trailers, the line between picture book illustration and animation is becoming more and more blurred. Because Lazy Saturday Afternoon is going to be made into both these things I have to approach the...