Sunday, August 6, 2017

Summer of Sketching

New York Botanical Gardens shared my Chihuly Boast sketch
It has been a crazy month of traveling and sketching! I have been in 13 states since May!

Here are highlights.

Sketching in Central Park, NYC
Sketch at Fort Worden, WA
Sketch at the Hoh Rainforest
Sketch in Victoria, BC
Sketch in Long Island

Another sketch in Central Park
And of course, the travel finished up with the Urban Sketching Symposium in Chicago.

University Club across from the Art Institute

40 minute sketch

The Chicago/Sith Board of Trade

The Concert Pavilion by Frank Gehry

Last Chicago sketch

The Ubiquitous Bean
Sketch from the 29th floor!

The way cool Owls on top of the Chicago Public Library!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Lots Going On!

Snow geese from a BIG project I recently finished...
I have been super swamped this year. Lots of exciting things going on. I just received my latest picture book, Denni-Jo and Pinto by Buck Buchanan from West Winds Press, an imprint of Graphic Arts Books and Cao Chong Weighs an Elephant by Songju Ma Daemicke comes out this fall!

Glorious samples!!!



Monday, May 1, 2017

May the Fourth Episode II



We are doing it again! It is time for our second May the Fourth Star Wars Tribute show! Once again we will be at the Brew House on McMillan. We also have Improv this year and live art... Stop by after 5!

Here are my pieces:

Raiders! By Christina Wald

Leia By Christina Wald
Hope to see you there! https://www.facebook.com/events/1792315921033752/

Tribute to Leia By Christina Wald

Thursday, April 20, 2017

MeSseD Time Lapse



I recently did a pin up for Jay Kalagayan's comic MeSseD. He said to keep it in the spirit of my Stream of Consciousness pieces.

Final Illustration

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Sissy Bear at The Fort


Recently found out that the book I illustrated for Holly Arnold Kinney, owner of The Fort, a landmark restaurant in Colorado, about her family's wonderful pet bear, Sissy is a finalist for both the Colorado Book Awards and the Spur (Western Writers of America) Awards!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Friday, December 23, 2016

Happy Holidays!

This has been my busiest year ever as an illustrator and that is saying something because I was not sure that was possible.

I feel so happy and lucky to do what I love to do all the time. I have had so many great projects and books to work on this year and have some amazing stuff lined up in 2017.

It has been a difficult year in so many other ways; I am grateful to find solace in my work and wonderful clients and friends.




Monday, December 5, 2016

Book Signing at Sharon Woods

I will be signing books with my pals Vanessa Sorensen and Jeffrey Ebbeler This Friday at Sharon Woods from 6 to 9pm as part of their Holiday in Lights event.

Details here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1048826188560862/

Hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

San Diego Zoo and Safari Park Book Signing


Just got back from our book signing in San Diego! What an incredible time! The zoo team has been so good to us!

While we signed books, I did live art. I painting a picture of one of the three adorable tiger cubs at the Safari Park.

Kids were fascinated by the tiger painting. Many said they loved to draw!

Christina and Shari by the statue of King Tut who is in the book!
With the Finish

















Final demo
After the zoo, I stole an hour to sketch in Balboa park.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Books By the Banks 2016

Happy rolling bison from Camas and Sage
I look forward to seeing everyone at Books By the Banks tomorrow! I will be there signing Cash Kat, Camas and Sage, and several others, but there is a galaxy of awesome illustrators and authors that will be there! I do all my Christmas shopping!

http://booksbythebanks.org/authors-confirmed.php


From Cash Kat

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Show Opening at The Flats Art Gallery

Christina Wald, C.F. Payne, Jerry Dowling, Jeffrey Ebbeler
We had a great opening at The Flats Art Gallery Saturday. What a GREAT turnout!

If you missed it, we are having a closing event September 2nd.

The awesome crowd!


Me signing Animal Atlas next to some amazing C.F. Payne art!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Illustrators Art Show at The Flats Gallery


Check out the Illustrators Art Show at The Flats Gallery on July 30th. Jeffrey Ebbeler and I will be signing books 5-7 and C. F. Payne and Jerry Dowling will be signing 7-9!

Check out the interview Channel 12 did with Jeffrey Ebbeler about the opening!

http://local12.com/news/good-morning-cincinnati/flats-art-gallery-hosts-the-illustrators-art-show-on-july-30

3028 Price Ave. in the Incline District.

Here are the details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1121858164501732/


I just dropped off my art today.


Some of my pieces...

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Skipping Stones 2016 Book Award for Camas and Sage!

My book Camas and Sage (written by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent) got a Skipping Stones 2016 book award in Nature and Ecology.

It also was featured on HuffPost Books: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vicki-cobb/where-the-buffalo-roam_b_9659668.html

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Stream the Segment on CET

The crew out sketching

 The segment about my illustration and process mentioned in the last post is up! CET did a great job and were wonderful to work with.


http://watch.cetconnect.org/video/2365767897

Thursday, May 26, 2016

arts Bridge This Weekend on CET

I will be featured in a segment of arts Bridge this weekend. I hope I  do not seem too tongue-tied

Episode Schedule
Saturday May 28:  6PM on Channel 48
Sunday May 29: 5:30PM on Channel 16 and 8PMon Channel 48.3 (CET Arts)
Monday May 30: 8AM1PM, and 5 PM on Channel 48.3 (CET Arts)
Tuesday May 31: 10AM, 3PM, and 10PM on Channel 48.3 (CET Arts)

It should be available to stream after. I will post a link when it is available.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

May the Fourth Be With You Star Wars Tribute Show

Tortured Dreams

Right before The Force Awakens came out, Kevin Necessary and I talked about doing a Star Wars tribute show. We knew at the time, we were too crazy busy to do it but the topic kept coming up and Kevin suggested having his good friends at Brew House host the show.

Fortunately for us, they were up for it! Next, we had to cajole our many busy artist friends to participate. We are overwhelmed with the results!

See the total artist list here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1055581011181549/

Also, Anthony "Tank" Mansfield, Jaimie Filer, Justin Stewart and I will be making live art during the show.

The show is at Brew House on 1047 East McMillan from 6-1l.

I will be auctioning off my live art to Force for Change and BH will also be donating a portion of food and drink sales plus any other donations.

Most of the art on the wall is for sale too. I have five new Star Wars pieces up.

Finn from The Force Awakens

Fabrication

























West End Star Wars Game Books with my art
It is fun to dip my toes into the Star Wars universe once again. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I did quite a bit of illustration for the Star Wars RPG for West End Games. Interior art and card inserts for 13 books to be exact. I only show 12 here because that makes a nice block and I cannot remember the last.

Hope to see everyone on the 4th!

A piece from Operation: Elrood; one of my favorites done all old school in marker, ink, pencil and airbrush
Nice coverage by WCPO here on their site!

http://www.wcpo.com/news/insider/may-the-fourth-be-with-you-local-artists-unite-for-star-wars-tribute-show

Finally, every artist wrote a blurb about what Star Wars meant to them and a favorite quote. Here is mine: