Thursday, June 18, 2015

Moving and Pink Elephants

In less than two weeks, I shall be moving 5 blocks to a new apartment. As much as I'm looking forward to the new place, I will be glad when it is all over. My art operation is shut down for the next two weeks as I pack up my art supplies and focus on everything else going into boxes. Which is sad. I can't remember the last time that I've taken a break THIS long away from my drawing desk. If the moving doesn't drive me bonkers, the lack of creative time will. Maybe I will write a lot more.

So anyways, without further ado, a ephelant (ie. ephelants and woozles) that I made for the previous NJSCBWI conference. See ya in July!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Grayscale (No Stonepeople here)

In preparation for the NJSCBWI conference, I'm working on updating my portfolio as well as getting pieces ready for an illustration workshop. Here are a couple illustrations from the Nanny Piggins book series. These are specifically from the first of the series. It was originally illustrated by the Caldecott winner Dan Santat.

In some ways, grayscale images are great since I don't have to focus on colors matching. Only value. Value though can be tricky and it's very easy to end up with a gray blob of a piece. It was still much fun though and I hope at some point in the future, I can do more of these MG illustrations!