Thursday, February 25, 2010

Blue Heron Day Celebration-March 6th

I will be up at Bath, Ohio for the Blue Heron Day Celebration! It should be a great event. There is a pancake breakfast and I will be reading Henry the Impatient Heron and drawing for the kids who attend.

More details here...

I look forward to seeing Akron! (It is my first visit.)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New Painting on Etsy!

This is a little painting I just did to put on Etsy. I was doodling last night and did this little sketch. I have been rather enamored by 18th century costume lately (mostly French). It was fairly outrageous!

I love this frame too. It seems fitting...

Click on the side link to get to Etsy.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Little Red Bat-Anticipation

Little Red Bat is shipping the first week in March and so I am posting some of my favorite pieces from the book in anticipation of it coming out.

Above is my favorite painting from the book!

While I worked on the sketches, I visited a couple who do bat rescue and happened to have a red bat family they had rescued and released a week or so later in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. (This took a LOT of phone calls. Red Bats are hard to track down in captivity) It helped so much to see them in person and I took video of the bat moving. It completely altered the way I drew them.

As an illustrator it emphasized how important it is to see the real animal you are drawing if possible. It allows you to really see and understand.

Carole Gerber and I will have a kick off signing at Blue Marble in Ft. Thomas on April 17th from 2-4.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Ultimate Extreme Mega Meal-Bot

This is for my friend Allen Freeman's comic anthology Slam Bang, the special fast food volume. It is a 3 page mini comic about the ultimate combo meal... More soon!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Concept Sketch-Not So Nice Queen Marries Dubious King

Here is a concept sketch for a fairy tale personal project I am working on... More soon as it develops. I am a little obsessed with 18th century costume at the moment...

Friday, February 12, 2010

New Items in Etsy Shop!

I just uploaded a bunch of new images to my Etsy shop. You can see the rest by clicking the link in the sidebar. All the little paintings are framed and ready to hang. I will add more as I have pockets of time. The subject matter is pretty random. I sketch what I feel like at that moment.

The frames are an eclectic collection mostly picked up at garage sales.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Let's Find Out-January

This is the January issue of Let's Find Out about hibernation. Snow is the best compositional aspect when designing these see-through issues.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Press: Article on Soapbox Media

Check out the cool article about illustration in Cincinnati called Cincinnati Illustrated.

There is a nice mention of Little Red Bat!