I plowed through my emails yesterday to find a very welcome notification from The SVA Curation Team on the Behance Network, informing me that my kid’s illustration portfolio is featured. Proud to be an alumna, and I’m thrilled:) Here’s a link if you’d like to view the work.
I’ve been entranced with the 3×3 Illustration Annual since I first discovered it one Saturday in Barnes and Noble. Naturally, I sat with it in the B&N cafe enjoying the eye candy more than my beverage. My book wish list is always lengthy, but I bumped book title #1 and bought the Annual. Since then, I’ve […]
A little girl wielding a magic crayon with a lovely point, expertly sharpened by the built-in sharpener in the 64 pack… of Crayola’s, of course.
The third illustration in my not yet written, middle grade novel. So many projects, so little time:) Related articles Mysterious Lorica (elenacaravela.wordpress.com)
Do book cover illustrations influence the way you envision a character before you read a book? Does an actor cast as the character from your favorite book embody your idea of the character in a film? My niece and I recently discussed these questions. We decided that we try not to allow an illustrator or […]
There is a story behind this painting. I posted this piece first on my Illustration Friday page for the topic mysterious, but I its first obligation is to serve as an illustration for a story floating around in my head. This story will convert itself into text after I have a few more illustrations worked […]
Chapter 3 PAUL MOVES ON Ah, what one must bear. After the disheartening encounter with Malamar (who I may eventually forgive), I felt the overriding need to stretch my limbs and rest a bit. I commenced to lay directly on the floor, because my grandfather claims there’s nothing better for the back. Just as I […]
Take A Break From Writing by Susan O’Keefe. … via Kathy Teaman’s blog. Also link to Susan’s blog. Two really informative blogs with an artful sense of humor. Thanks Susan and Kathy
Very recently two illustrators whom I admire, inspired me to paint a steampunk piece for kids. Now, I really dislike painting mechanical symmetrical elements, but I do enjoy the look of shiny geometric details. So I decided to simplify, take it slowly, and allow Photoshop’s filters to do the heavy lifting. I also relied heavily […]
“The Rescue” also employs a scanned textural item. Obviously it’s the net. The oranges that came wrapped in it were delicious.
I like a nice rat. Charming conversationalists if you don’t mind the defensive tone. I met a rat quite recently whose knowledge of subterranean culture was really quite extraordinary. His opinions regarding a great variety of issues, I found to be both informed and refreshing. This particular rat also understood the importance of attentiveness in an engaging tête-à-tête. […]
A girl detective finds what she’s looking for. 😉
A new LINK and LIKE. I’ve a new artist Facebook page just for my work. If you “like” the work that you see on my blog or on my social FB page, kindly click the big blue button. It will bring more traffic to my page and more exposure in general to my work. Many […]
Kind of feeling like this today. The toys have changed. Clearly I’m talking about my Wacom and Photoshop. But, the mood is the same. Big sigh.
I’m working on a couple of new projects, but in the spare moments in between, I’m doing a little digital sketching. They’re all about preteeniness.
This isn’t easy to admit. My work is well, sort of old-fashioned. At least, it’s not HOT. Not a big deal, I can change, except I really don’t want to. Let me back up a bit. What I love to do, is not as marketable as it could be, and I am really not at […]
March is a cluster birthday month for my family. It seems that many families experience a couple of months that are simply chock full of family birthdays. And, they seem to come all in one week. Sometimes three or four days in a row. The celebration for each individual suffers a bit I think, because […]
So many of us are yearning hopefully for the promise of spring. It’s kind of like an alternate “New Year” sans the party. I imagine that the creature world has had enough of winter this year as well. Here’s a froggy couple making plans. Related Articles Spring Cleaning (skeltzer.wordpress.com)
Enjoy reading? Enjoy writing, illustrating, and seeing your work in print? Take a few minutes and view Margaret Atwood’s rye, insightful look into the changing world of publishing. This is a timely, funny, scary, informative talk. Author Margaret Atwood’s Keynote: “The Publisher’s Pie”.
Wrong sibling! It’s been corrected now, but when I first posted the paintings of siblings Annie and Gabe, I goofed and gave older sister Zoe credit instead of Annie. So, to make things FAIR, because it is of paramount importance whenever the word “sibling” is conjured, I’m posting a painting based on a photo of […]
I painted this over a year ago, but I’m reviving it because of the sibling theme, (always dynamic). I asked two sibs to pose for reference, and they had no trouble at all falling into the mischievous little brother annoying his outraged but kinda having fun older sister. Thanks Annie and Gabe.