Thursday, December 15, 2016

100 Animals

I started a new daily sketchbook project! Well, I'm actually only going to do 5 a week so I have a bit of time still to do other important things. This year I'm creating 100 animals- any media, any style, any animal, anything at all! Here is a link to the page on my website where I'll add the sketchbook pages. I'll be posting them daily on Instagram and Facebook but only occasional updates on my blog. Below are the first seven:

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Our Home

The latest installment of the Our Home picture book dummy was ready for a photo shoot yesterday. It's really exciting to hold a little book in my hands even if it still has a long way to go. And this book has already come a long way! This photo has 5 revisions of Our Home and the most recent one is no longer anything like the first one was.

Our Home is about our beautiful planet and how all of us share this world with the plants and animals  that also live here.

I'll be making finished linocuts of the interior spreads and submitting my book to agents and editors soon. But I'm going to make this book even if it doesn't get published traditionally. I'm so excited to create a finished book after so many sketch dummies!

Above is the completed cover for my latest version. Below I'm going to share some of my favorite finished spreads and drawings from earlier versions of the book. These pieces haven't made it into the new Our Home, but I still like them. They travel back in time to the bottom image from 2011.