I have just started my next book and I'm loving the way its coming out so far, I really feel like I am using more of my skills in this book, I really am a draftsman. I didn't touch color until high school and even then I preferred things in black and white! Also, some Sketch_Dailies I did-- I have been trying really hard to sketch in my sketchbook at least once a day. Its going well... so far!
I am at a cross-roads of sorts at the moment. I am working on a Children's book, I have been doing some character Designs for Little Airplane Productions, all the while I of course have a huge influx of Bark Point Studio commissions. With the holidays coming everything seems magnified and I feel the stress of it falling over me like a blanket of snow. I have been trying really hard to sketch more, but the more I sketch the more I realize I don't know if I love the style of work I do on a regular basis. My drawings always have so much more life to them then my finished illustrations... I have had this problem my entire life. I suppose what I really want to do is have some time to work on my personal work and decide how to market that style instead of this cutex1000 stuff I do.... Hmm..
My first published book is now available for Pre-Order! I am so excited to see Sashi the Scared Little Sheltie in person and of course in print! A percentage of sales will benefit Sheltie Rescue. This project has truly been a labor of love, its a precious story and would make a great holiday gift for any kid or family with pets.
In recent news, I have completed my fourth book (second to be published)--- Wilson Tries New Foods! Below are a few sneak-peaks. This book was such a pleasure to create and I learned a lot too, so its a great book for parents with kids who are hesitant or refuse to eat the things they need to grow and succeed.
In even more recent news--- I've started my fifth book! Benjamin Birdie's First Flight, written by Michael Dostikas. I am so excited about this story, its characters, its charm, its writing--- everything about it is so fresh and of course adorable. Below is the first 2 pages.