Sometimes I just need to let my mind wander a bit before settling to work on a project. Sharing a little scribble here.
I'm inspired by those illustrators who post their top 9 instagram posts #bestofnine2016. I thought I'd share mine here. Thank you 2016.
There is a sketch book traveling to SCBWI Central California's Writer's Day. It was fun to add a little something to this sketch book. I'm looking forward to seeing the other entries.
Sharing a quick painting for the #SCBWIDrawThis word prompt "Swift"
I'd like to go back and clean this one up...it was a fast "not really thinking" kind of painting, just "playing" kind of painting. I enjoyed the process.
I didn't mean to disappear from my sketch blog...but I did. I found it was time to roll up my sleeves and created a book dummy for that little badger I love so much. (that took some time to do.) Here is a peek at what my desk looked like...
And now I'm scribbling ideas for another one. : )
Just sharing a sketch of this little guy.
Today is #WorldBookDay. I had to sketch a little something to celebrate. My wish for you is that you find that special book you love to get lost in.
Sharing my messy warm up sketch. I'm using the back side of my daughter's old classwork, I like to doodle up the paper before tossing them in recycle. I have the book Sarah So Small on my mind. (illustrated by Quentin Greban, one of my favorite illustrators.) Just letting my mind wander a bit before I settle down to work on my book dummy of a completely different kind of story.
Sharing some morning scribbles. I find doodling, scribbling little somethings clears my mind so I can refocus. I'm taking a visual narrative workshop with someone I truly admire and in the process creating a picture book dummy I hope to have ready to submit this summer. I will share pieces of my dummy book in time...but as it develops, and I hold it close to my heart, I'll share these random scribbles, my warm up for the day ahead. : )
This little sketch is all about the support of friends, a quiet understanding and concern for well being. These little bunnies are there for each other.
itty bitty quick sketch. My daughter's birthday : ) so...not much time for sketching... here is an itty bitty one. : )
I've been working on a book dummy but thought I'd take a break to sketch a little something else. Here is a flower for Mayor Chubs,
Sharing a page from my sketchbook. I'm getting to know a little menacing character and playing with environments.
Back working on my book dummy. This is a value study of my little critters having a top secret meeting. They are discussing some serious business, making a plan...let's see where they go.
A little scribble.
Badger character study... What's going on Mr.Badger? Something's not right.
It's my little nephew's baptism day. It's a special day filled with family and friends lots of love and pride. I'm about to wake up my little family to begin our day, and get ready to travel down to be with everyone. Here is a itty bitty quick sketch to wish you all a special day!
Here's a little morning quick sketch...it's a busy weekend, so I hope to be sketching a lot more later tonight.
This is a quick sketch and value study with a bit of character exploration. I'm working on a new story with a character who stirs things up a bit. I like the idea of a little weasel because, he is a bit mischievous yet still holds an innocent charm. Anyway..Here is one of the quick sketches I'm playing with.