28 October 2010

October 30, 2010 at Barrington Books RI

Hey everyone!

Just wanted to announce a great children's literature event in Barrington Rhode Island, happening Saturday, October 3oth, 2010.

Here's the details:

Saturday October 30th, 2010
Barrington Books
184 County Road
Barrington, RI 02806

Guest Authors and Illustrators:
10am - 12pm
Mary Jane Begin
R.W. and Zoé Alley
Bill Harley

12 - 2pm
Alison Paul
Mark Peter Hughes
Pendred Noyce

Jamie Michalak
Kelly Murphy
Ammi-Joan Paquette

In addition to the book signing, the amazing staff at Barrington Books have assembled music, treats, and Halloween fun for the whole family. It would be a pleasure to see you there!

In addition to coming out to support a great local independent bookseller, come by to see children's book author Anika Denise each Thursday for Story Hour. In addition to her own work, she assembles a great variety of books in frequent themed splendor on her blog! I recommend you take a look!

25 October 2010

More Tang, Please!

Here are a few more images from my Tang Dynasty project. I'm really wondering what it would be like to paint on silk. In fact, I've made my mind up to give a shot at watercolors. I think they might be fun!

23 October 2010

How Much To Sketch?

Now, maybe I am being dramatic... but I think 15 sketches for one cover might be considered a good preliminary sketch round! My knowledge of turn of the century steam ships is improving greatly!

How many sketches do you make for one project? Just curious?

01 October 2010

Character Sketching

It felt so refreshing to draw from life. I have to try and schedule a full afternoon, or heck, even a full day of just going about sketching from observation. I really enjoy it. These animal studies are for a potential chapter novel. Hoping they like 'em and give me the job!