29 November 2008

Excellence in Children’s Book Illustration: November 30th!

I just wanted to annouce that tomorrow, the Rhode Island School of Design's Museum of Fine Art is hosting a great panel review, and have included me on their roster. I am so excited! Here are the details:

Children’s books today meet a high standard of excellence, and the best are nationally acclaimed. Several RISD alumni author/illustrators—Caldecott medal and honors winners among them—join a panel moderated by assistant director James Brayton Hall to discuss the inspiration and hard work that brought them success. Authors include Christopher Bing (BFA 1983), Kelly Murphy (BFA 1999), Marjorie Priceman (BFA 1981), Alexander Stadler (BFA 1990), and David Wiesner (BFA 1978). Free with Museum admission. Afterward, begin your holiday shopping at a book signing with the authors at risd|works!

Sunday, November 30, 2008
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Michael P. Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center
Street: 224 Benefit Street
City: Providence, RI

For more information, feel free to check out the Museum's website! Hope to see you there, I'll be the nervous one!

24 November 2008

Girls, Girls, Girls

I am using these sanity breaks as a means to create original artwork for sale via Etsy. I hope to have a healthy amount of these available for a low cost by the beginning of December. Stay tuned!

19 November 2008

Sanity Drawing

Just a quick drawing after a loooong day of work.

Eeka NEeka LEeka LEe
Here's a lock without a key

-Walter de la Mare

16 November 2008

Illustration Friday: Pretend

It's been sometime since entering a piece into IF, but here I am again. I regret it's not a new piece, but from Dancing Matilda (HarperCollins) written by Sarah Hager. This was a fun but exhausting book to work on, but I really enjoyed drawing Matilda pretending to be the best dancer ever.

15 November 2008

The Demo Memo

My titles are so lame! Ok, just another quick post since I am drowning in deadlines. Recently in my classes I've done a number of demos. I thought I'd post the monstrosities here. I have every intention of finishing them, but I think it will be after the New Year. I miss late spring when I didn't think I was ever going to get a job again.

Here's a 5 minute Fluff jar sketch in acrylics

And here's a demo using my own technique of a geisha

A sidenote, we have been having the strangest weather. I slept with my slider windows open last night. It's NOVEMBER! Where's the cold weather I love!? Now there are tropic rains. Very strange, very strange indeed. BACK TO WORK!