I took a few pictures to show step by step how I finish an illustration with mixed media on illustration board:
- Scanning my sketch and work on a digital color study (left). Transferring the sketch onto illustration board, adding some detail and color with colored pencils and a wash of acrylics (right):
2. Oil color wash, lifting off oil color with a kneaded eraser:
3. Adding detail with colored pencils and acrylics:
4. Having my bird make work a bit more entertaining:
Recently I re-discovered how much fun it is to draw with ink.
2020 in just one drawing…
And some more ink drawings…
My first ever official book trailer:
Miranda, Queen of Broken Toys
The book will be released February 18, 2021 (by Black Rose Writing).
…maybe not that soon.
Miranda, Queen of Broken Toys will be published by Black Rose Writing in February 2021.
The book is available for preorder NOW and ONLY at https://www.blackrosewriting.com/childrensbooks/mirandaqueenofbrokentoys. If you want to purchase Miranda, Queen of Broken Toys prior to the publication date of February 18, 2021, please, feel free to use the promo code: PREORDER2020 to receive a 15% discount.
Miranda is unlike all of her friends. While her friends love getting new and shiny toys, she sees beauty in the broken and unwanted ones.
Becoming the Queen of Broken Toys, Miranda often feels lonely until one day a boy shows up at her gates.
An extensive toy search and some unexpected raspberry-tea- and-tomato-and-cheese-sandwich-disaster change her life forever.
Miranda, Queen of Broken Toys is a humorous yet heartwarming story dealing with lacking values in today’s throwaway society, accompanied by quirky illustrations.
I am now officially represented by the lovely Joyce Sweeney and Marisa Cleveland of the Seymour Agency. I couldn’t be happier to be part of their team.
I was trying to come up with a new idea for an illustration… and then forgot about it. Maybe some day I’ll finish it 🙂
Only 19 more days until our Christmas Shopping & Selfies with Santa event…please come and join us.
Illustrating a Children’s Picture Book – How “A Girl named October” came to be…
Today at the Suntree Library at 1pm. Hope to see you….