Monday, September 28, 2009

Illustration Friday - Pattern

The patterns on the walls of the ancient fortress mesmerized young Rowan. She needed to press forward... onward and upward. The sword of Balthor had to be at the top of the tower, the prophecy couldn't have been more clear.

Monday, September 21, 2009

ABC Children's Picture Book Competition

The ABC Children's Picture Book Competition is in full swing now. It's killing me not knowing how we're doing. I'm dying for the play by play. ha ha!

I'm having fun, sending out press releases, uploading trailers, making coloring sheets, tweeting, FB'ing, etc. etc. At the very least, Summer and I can feel proud of ourselves for giving it our all!!

Thank goodness my friends and family can put up with the constant reminders "Please vote, " "Did you vote today, " "Vote, vote, vote." (We'll see if they still can stand me by the end of two weeks!!)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

School Lunch with color

I just got my order of hot press, and pens (when I placed the order I couldn't resist adding some pens too) - one of which were Farber Castell's landscape pens. I love the colors, and had to try them out ... so here is the colored version of School Lunch (using my new pens!). :)

The Official Release of the Bella Upside Down Trailer (ABC Children's Picture Book Competition)

You may have seen it floating out there on YouTube, but now it's official!! Voting begins today, and so does the release of Bella Upside Down's official trailer!!! YAY!!!!

Summer and I are sooooo excited!! Vote once daily!!! (Don't forget to leave a comment and win that free tote bag!!)

Bella Upside Down GIVE-A-WAYS!!

Today is the official start of voting for the ABC Book Competition!!

Please VOTE for Bella Upside Down!! In order to entice you to vote for Bella, we will be giving away tote bags!! After you vote, come on over to Bella's blog, and post a comment, and we'll add your name to the TOTE BAG GIVE-A-WAY!! We will have two drawings - one for each week of the contest!! The lucky winner will go home with this incredibly stylish tote bag. All your neighbors and friends will be SOOOO jealous!!

We'd LOVE for you to win one, so start voting!!! Vote daily until Oct 4th! :)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Lunch time welcome

I'm combining another two - Illustration Friday's Welcome, and WaWe's Lunch Time. I am planning on painting it, but time has just been getting away from me, so I wanted to make sure I got the sketch up at least.


Tory Climer and her classmates at Lake Bristoe Elementary hated school lunch. Not only was Mrs Towner the oldest lunch lady at the school, she was also the worst cook. Although her "specials" were infamous in the town of Bristoe for their repulsiveness, today's "welcome back" lunch had to have topped the chart: Brussels Sprout - Cod Yogurt, and Meat-in-a-Can. "Why do I subject myself to this day after day?" Tory wondered as she gazed upon the Meat-in-a-Can. She could have sworn she saw it slithering across her plate.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Artwork for Raffle

A friend of mine is doing a basket raffle for a family whose young child died after falling out of a third story apartment window. She asked if she could include one of my drawings in a basket.

This is the one I'm going to give her tomorrow. I hope she likes it.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Illustration Friday - Strong

The students of Vapid Elementary School needed to be strong, both mentally and physically, in order not to simply fade away into nothingness.