Tag Archives: watercolor

Children’s Book Illustration

Steadily getting accustomed to illustrating for children’s books :). Here’s a glimpse:

Just as a reminder, the illustrations I’ve been posting are client work which I’m permitted to show as portfolio pieces. I’m not writing these stories myself.

BearChaseStory
Final painting – Color and final detail painted digitally in Photoshop

As you can see, this story involves a bear chase and (in case you’re worried) has a happy ending.

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Illustration Work

In short, I’m really excited about some children’s book illustration that I’ll be doing in the coming months :). Here’s a bit of personal work, a little owl character inspired by the stories in front of me, watercolor and ink:

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Atrium Project

I’ve been working on a fun freelance project, a concept painting for an atrium-style waiting room… not an architectural drawing, thank goodness, just an idea for an interior. The finished painting will be used in a business pitch.

Here are some ink, watercolor, and digital sketches,

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For now, just bouncing ideas back and forth with my client to establish the layout of the room. The main concern is that everything be almost completely covered in plants. Nearing the final painting soon. Stay tuned!

Of Sketches: Etsy Update

It took some time, but my Etsy shop is now well stocked with tiny paintings! :-). Please take a look and share, like, pin, tweet, enjoy. A warm thanks to you.

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Etsy

Here’s the news,

I opened an Etsy shop today to sell the decent-most of my tiny paintings and color sketches. It’s called TheTinyPainting. So far, I’ve listed a number of encaustic 4″x 6″ paintings, and a near stamp-sized hummingbird watercolor. More to come ~ I’d love to know what you think!

Created by Hope – Hum Series

Getting ready to ship three of my Hum Series paintings to an upcoming art event by Hope Women’s Center in AZ:

Created By Hope is a collaborative exhibit of naïve and professional art to support at-risk women and teen girls and is the 2012 premier fundraising event to further the mission and vision of Hope Women’s Center.

Saturday, November 10th, 7-9pm
Redemption Church
1820 West Elliot Road, Gilbert, AZ 85233
The Commons

Stop by if you can!

Each of these is roughly 5×7, watercolor and ink on paper:

Commission Painting

Just delivered this commission — father and grandfather of my friend Stephanie. She asked me to paint this as a gift for her father. If anyone can tell what make and model the truck is, I’m curious to know. Cars compuzzle me greatly.

I’m told the year is somewhere in the 1950s – 1960s.

Watercolor and ink, 8″x10″, April 2012.