Illustrations and Art

Any local SCBWI illustrators might be interested in participating in this group.

Illustrators for Kids

small2 Come on out to see some art work in Liberty, MO this March and April 2015.  Woodneath MCPL Library is where a new group of us Northland SCBWI writers and illustrators are getting together once a month to talk about illustration and manuscripts. Our first meeting was this month. Can’t wait to get some of the local illustrators better! So thankful for this wonderful and supportive place to meet.

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Hidden Picture Image

Here’s a commission I just sent in to Hart McLeod.

Hidden in the image are 12 pictures.  They weren’t supposed to be TOO hard to find, so you should be able to spot them.  A woman, a man, two girls, one boy, one owl, two rabbits, three turtles, and a frog.

Interesting thing about this project.  They told me which hidden elements they wanted to see, but said that the scene was the artist’s choice.  I hate that.  That means I had to figure out an interesting scene and compose it with no guidance or limits.  I love limits.  Contrary to what you’d think, I can be so much more creative if I have defined framework to work in.  Oh well.

Hidden Picture
Luckily, I pulled out this reference photo from my photo collection and used it as my framework.  I took this at the Overland Park Arboretum this fall.  There actually is a pond off the frame to the left, but it isn’t to the horizon like in the drawing.
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521 Promo Pet Cartoons

I created the following cartoons for Kellene Addison with 521 Promo. I understand they’re intended to be printed on T-shirts. They were created in Adobe Photoshop.  I’m posting them as art samples only and all copyrights are owned by Kellene Addison.

Cat Bites Man

Dog Destroyed Living Room

Vacuuming Pawprints
While developing the dog character in the second cartoon, I drew out this guy as well.  He ultimately wasn’t used.  So, he’s still mine.  He’s a little unfinished, but I like him.

Playful Dog