My newest finished illustration. The Revolutionary couple. I was inspired to do this one because the kids and I were studying a book on the revolution. I have always wanted to do some great costume work and this one was really fun. I had just done the Victorian illustration I recently shared and loved the fashions there too. I also lucked out and the weekly color challenge I participate in on Twitter ended up choosing Phthalo Blue for last week so I decided to throw my blue boy into the mix. It was very well receieved. I have so many great things going I can't finish them fast enough. I will be posting again soon. Thanks for reading.
Well, despite the reminder that goes off every Thursday morning on my phone to remind me to blog, I haven't been heeding it. But here I am, dropping some new art off at the website and stopping by the blog to say Hi!
I have been super busy with lots of work on my several projects, plus just lots of practice pieces and some work for contests and challenges. So instead of chatting more, here are a few of the ones I have been sharing on social media over the past few weeks...
First, here is a piece I did just as a good practice piece. I wanted to do some costume type work, so I researched a bit of Victorian dress. Some of my favorite books include these types of dresses and furniture. I particularly think of the books by Louisa May Alcott. Her "Old Fashioned Girl" is one of my favorites, as are "A Rose in Bloom" and "Eight Cousins" also "Little Men" and "Jo's Boys". These are books that I can't wait to read to my girl when she is older.
Here is one I put together just yesterday and today for a Friday challenge that I like to participate in on Twitter each week. The challenge is to use a particular color in an illustration. This week's color was "Tea Rose". I guess the word tea triggered this image. I gave her the rose colored dress. I call it "The Council Meeting" because the little girl seems to be laying down some rules to her plush friends. I think I could have done more with the background but I ran out of time. I may go back and adjust it more later.
Thanks for stopping by. I'm a published illustrator working on getting better every day. My goal for my work is for it to be charming, bright and endearing. I share my ongoing work progress online because I welcome all the encouragement and feedback I can get as I try to improve my skills. I currently have a children's book project that I am nearing the end of.