Sunday, September 20, 2015


Children's literature is filled with many stories involving enchanted inanimate objects- silver shoes, a giant peach, a magic pebble, or any number of things in the Harry Potter series. While I was going through a large box of old sketches I  came across a drawing of a baby in a crib with fairies hovering above. I thought that this would be great to use with the #scbwidrawthis prompt for this month, Enchanted. I thought about the use of enchanted objects adding mystery and magic to stories, and decided that to have the fairies coming out of a painting of a forest scene instead of through an open window. I also decided that it is probably a very old painting, and this is not the first time the fairies have come out to play with the child who sleeps in the room where it hangs.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Pig in a Wig

Here are a few more illustrations for my book cover project. I was trying to think of a cover that would look like a beginning reader with easy, rhyming words- so I came up with Pig in a Wig! I hope it looks like I had fun illustrating it, because I did.

I've done a few illustrations similar to this in the past with children riding butterflies, but I thought it would make a great book cover so I made one more! I may go back and do hand lettering on a title for this one as well.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Lost Bear

This is another illustration for the book cover project I have been working on. I've always loved teddy bears, and have several books about them- mostly the vintage ones. My first attempt at creating a picture book dummy several years ago was putting illustrations to the words of the old song The Teddy Bears' Picnic. This illustration came from the idea that perhaps one of the bears gets lost on his way to that picnic. I think old bears have so much personality, and I would love to work on a book project someday that involves getting to illustrate lots of them.