My children's book illustrations start from a word, concept or idea. From there I create a rough pencil draft but try to refer to it merely as a guide...
Watercolor and cartoons might not seem like likely partners. Yet I'm determined to unlock the magic of cartoon watercolor painting for myself and my fans...
My newest children's illustration shows that a little imagination is all that's needed to create an audience of adoring fans. Grab your seat and prepare to be entertained!
Cartoon drawing and illustrating is my specialty. In this post, I demo my process with a short hyperlapse drawing video along with the finished drawing.
An illustration business is not born overnight, nor does success come quickly. But here's what I've found to be truly helpful along the way...
My latest illustration was created with mud season in mind. It also happened to be created for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Draw This! contest.
A Happy Take On My Heritage (or at least 1/2 of my heritage!)
"You don't have to floss all your teeth. Just the ones you want to keep." (Cartoon wisdom from Joana Miranda Studio)
Will Work for Food? (Or, a behind-the-scenes look at how we creatives like to work.)
My entry for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Draw This! Back to School word prompt draws in part from one of my own childhood mishaps.