Tuesday, December 2, 2014

HoHoDooDa (hahahaha)

I've been trying to get back into the whole drawing thing...
so I'll play along with HoHoDooDay and see how many doodles I can manage in the month of December.


I'll be posting my doodles on my Instagram account:

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Images from the Icepocalyse

I just wanted to share some pictures I took of the Icepocalypse:
This ice storm happened about 13 days ago... and we still have friends staying with us at our house because they don't have power. I feel so sorry for them... I'm sure they just want to be in their own home!















Friday, November 8, 2013

Day #8: Scraggle Cat, Scraggle Cat, what are they feeding you?

 
Day 8:
What do you see, scraggle cat?

 
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Day 8:
Picture Book Illustrator (and author) #2:
David Wiesner
I fell in love with David Wiesner when I was in college and saw Tuesday in the book store.
His work is awe-inspiring, beautiful, magical and absolutely amazing.

©DavidWiesner

I've spent years pouring over his work as an adult,
and I can't wait to share it with my children and my sibling's children.
Whenever I buy pictures books for kids,
there is ALWAYS a Steven Kellogg, 
and there is ALWAYS a David Wiesner :)

©DavidWiesner
His website is really great too...
I particularly enjoy his entry called "The Beginning"

His books usually have very few words in them,
but then don't need them. 
Not one bit.
Here are a few of my favorites:

©DavidWiesner
 
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As per usual, the first sentence...
 Day 7:

Getting Chinese takeout shouldn’t be this hard, Megan thought as she ran down the street, the flimsy plastic bag clutched tight in her hand.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Day # 7: I know what Otters like...

 
Day 7:
What do otters like?
He looks kinda neurotic about it, doesn't he... like maybe he's lost sleep over the issue?

 
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Day 7:
 
Ok, so I guess I've been doing this wrong and we aren't supposed to share our ideas...
for fear of people stealing them?

But I feel really lame not sharing anything,
so instead, I'll share a new Children's Book Illustrator that I love every day...
and I'll keep my super secret journal of extra brilliant ideas (ha...hahahahahahahahaha)
all to myself (hahaha... super brilliant ideas, I crack myself up.)

So, Picture Book Illustrator (and author) #1:
My ALL TIME FAVORITE:

Steven Kellogg

Mr. Kellogg is just all around an awesome guy,
he seems to be all about the pets and the kids,
and I love that.

©StevenKellogg

I have spent years pouring over his books as a child,
and his illustrations as someone who would love to be a children's book illustrator.


©StevenKellogg
His work is jam packed with detail,
so each page can keep you entertained for quite some time.

©StevenKellogg
 Plus his stories are so whimsical and fun (and funny).

Here are a few of my favorites:
©Steven Kellogg
 
 
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As per usual, the first sentence...
 Day 7:

Val looked back over her shoulder, she was sure someone had followed her when she left the café.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Day # 6: People Are Strange

 
Day 6:
Mostly I was just having fun smudging pencil lines and then making highlights
with my eraser.

 
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Day 6:
 
Brushstroke Adventures:
A series of books in which a kid at the museum finds themselves talking
to a painting (Mona Lisa, Van Gogh, etc),
they are then pulled into the painting and taken on
a time period specific adventure.


 
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As per usual, the first sentence...
 Day 6:

Lanie held the jar up to her face and watched as the tiny monster inside banged furiously against
the side of the glass.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Day # 5: The Awkward Teenage Years

Day 5:
He's embarrassed, y'all.
Also, blow-holes are overrated *foreheadsmack*
(also, the text is not hand drawn, because I suck at hand drawn text ;_; )

 
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Day 5:
 
The Embarrassed Orca: A coming of age story...
wait... no! Just kidding!
Actually, I was thinking about it more in terms of
him being an Orca who wasn't particularly interested in being
a carnivore... but felt pressure from his family and
friends to eat meatses.

And no, I'm not a vegetarian,
I love meat. LOVE IT.
I was just thinking of it more in terms of
having to live in a world that expects us to be one way,
when we want to be another.


 
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As per usual, the first sentence...
 Day 5:

Hailey stood outside the front door rocking back and forth. She was too excited to stand still.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Day # 2-4: Weekend update

I'll be posting my weekend progress on Mondays :)


Day 2:
 Boy... he sure is lopsided, isn't he?
It's amazing what you don't notice until you look at a picture of your drawing 0_0

Day 3:
 Hedgehog


Day 4:
Happy, Jumping Flamingo...
me thinks his front-most wing should be a bit larger XD

 
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Day 2:
 
A pocket-sized Teddy Bear who comes to life,
inspired by these little sculptures my friend makes:

 
Day 3:
 
Book Title:
Many Monsters Under My Bed 
the story of a girl who likes the monsters under her bed.
 
Day 4:
 
 Book Title:
Jack
the story of a Jack o' Lantern protecting his house on Halloween night.
(in keeping with the Jack o' Lantern legend)
 
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As per usual, the first sentence...
I reached my 2,000 words a day goal for Saturday and Sunday,
but I'm still working on today's :)
 
 Day 2:

The wind was blowing in a Westerly direction that morning, something it hadn’t done in 20 years.

Day 3

Tabitha was growing concerned, that dog had been following her for the last half hour, and no matter how hard she tried, she couldn’t lose it.

Day 4
 
Today was Maddie’s 16th birthday, today was the day she finally got to go to the surface.