Sunday, November 29

That's the way the cookie crumbles


Well it's a holiday day late and a dollar short - but that's the way the cookie crumbles.

But not to worry - there's lots more seasons coming up after this one.  I myself have just about reached my limit on pumpkin and pecan pies - lol!

Thursday, November 19

Just sketching away...


Just sketching away on the next cover design... this one with a snowy wintertime setting.

I was spinning down the hill on my bike when it occurred to me that I should change a color from green to lilac. But the funny thing is when I got back home and tried it, it was exactly what it needed. I like when that happens.

Tuesday, November 17

A Good Night's Sleep


One reason I liked this story so much was probably because I wished I could hibernate.


Counting sheep doesn't always work.


Tea with a friend is helpful.


But counting bears is a novel approach.  Anytime I have an illustration with bears, sheep and a tea party I'm happy to not be hibernating.

Sunday, November 15

Some things I saw in Denver...


Snow and lots of sunshine...


The view of the Rockies is always good...


A little history - one of the oldest houses in Denver. Molly Brown stayed there once.


Flying over the Tetons is always amazing.

Monday, November 9

Autumnal Step by Step


Hooray for Fall!


My idiot's guide to making trees... I was riding my bike when an idea for painting leaves struck me - since what I had been doing wasn't working. So when I got home I tried it out and it worked.  That's why I find digital art to be so intriguing - science and art are combined.

Friday, November 6

Autumn Colors...


Only God can make a tree... but photoshop works for fools like me.  I'm glad I didn't have to paint every leaf.


I like how the detail works even with closeups.


Sketching away... if at first you don't succeed - sketch, sketch, sketch again.



Thursday, November 5

I ink, therefore I am.


I ink, therefore I am.  

Inking is sort of like skiing - fun and a little dangerous with a sense of movement... or something like that. Descartes never did any skiing.


Tuesday, November 3

Wow... a real bookstore!

Maybe you've listened to me complain how my neighborhood hasn't had a single bookstore in 5 years - even though it's named 'University Village'. Well things are changing... and today there's a new bookstore at last. I can scarcely wait to go in and look around. I even have a children's book that I did with Two Lions - so I wonder if it'll be on the shelves? Wow... having books on shelves... there's a novel concept!

http://www.seattletimes.com/business/amazon/amazon-opens-first-bricks-and-mortar-bookstore-at-u-village/