Monday, March 18, 2013

Newest and Greatest

I'm finding that working on the Ipad, as I have been, is a wonderful experience. It has been a long time since I've worked on a series of work and liked the next piece better than the last every time. Not comparing my newest pieces to the old ones in disappointment has been delightful. This piece is my favorite so far, the interaction of the character, the carefree idea of sitting in a mudpuddle, the oblivious little boy, it just makes me smile.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

More to See

Few more I've been working up, including one that you've seen a sneak preview too.

Hanging out in a child's natural habitat.

If you can remember back to my first post, this is the illustration
that came from it. Cardboard Astronaut, reality through the eyes
of a future astronaut. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

But Wait!! There's More!

Luckily for ya'll, I'm in midterm mode, so lots of work is getting done. I have one new work that is done to show you guys (it's heartwarming). And a work in progress that should make you smile. Enjoy!
I told you it was heartwarming...

Work in Progress: "Chalk Isn't Just for the Sidewalk"

Friday, March 8, 2013

As Promised...

The first finished piece to make its way onto the blog.
Can't we just be kids again? Life was simpler then.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Work In Progress

Here's a little drawing I start last night that I thought ya'll might enjoy.
It is a work in progress but I will be leaving the sketch lines.
Should be done by this weekend so keep your eye out for the finished product!

 Oh, to be a kid again...

Monday, March 4, 2013


I am dreadful at up keeping blogs but as it seems most illustrators post consistently, I suppose I should get in the habit. So with the following posts (here's to hoping there are many) I intend to give you some insight as to what I do, show some sketches as well as completed works, and probably rant a bit too.

A bit of an introduction, I am a senior at Pittsburg State University pursuing my BFA in Commercial Art with emphasis in children's illustration. I graduate this spring and am anxious to get out into the wonderful (albeit difficult) world of illustration. It wasn't until this last year of my degree that I really discovered my passion for children's illustration but I am working hard to make up for lost time. Recently I started working with drawing children which I had previously avoided like the plague (out of sheer fear of failure) but I am finding them to be delightful. More images to come within the following weeks.

To kick off the posts here's an image I am currently working on....

...I must admit, I totally did this as a child!