Monday, October 9, 2017

News, Talks, etc.



I am excited to have been interviewed for the new C. F. Payne Documentary available for download Friday the 13th.



I will also be doing a studio talk at NKU for their in:sight show as part of Branemonium.

Hope to see you there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1968255803459433/

I will also be doing a talk at SCBWI in Columbus October 24th and will be at Books By the Banks on October 28th.

Drawing at Blue Manatee September 30th Thanks Jesika Roy for the photo

Reading at Blue Manatee September 30th Thanks Jesika Roy for the photo

Science at Blue Manatee September 30th Thanks Jesika Roy for the photo

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Gallery Openings and Book Signings

I will have work showing my illustration process in this amazing show at NKU. The opening reception is on September 28th. I hope to see you there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/352314915210012/



I will have a book signing at Blue Manatee on September 30th to celebrate my new book Cao Chong Weighs and Elephant written by Songju Ma Daemicke from Arbordale Publishing.

https://www.facebook.com/events/145141739409493/



Sunday, August 6, 2017

Summer of Sketching

New York Botanical Gardens shared my Chihuly Boat 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