It's been a while since I've posted last. A lot to do and little time to do it. The fall SCBWI conference is only two weeks away, so my brain is a bit scattered.
I recently finished my book dummy for the dragon story, which I'm really fired up about, and I'm working on some color illustrations to go with it. What an amazing adventure it's been creating these characters! Tons of fun! I'll try and share some of them soon, but until then I'll show a few older pieces.
The picture above is an acrylic painting I did back in 2007. At the time I intended to sell wildlife paintings of this nature, but it never got off the ground. Besides not fulfilling my desire to draw people in the story telling environment of illustration, I couldn't find any local buyers to make it worthwhile.
I gave this painting to my grandmother who, being from St. Louis, has a fondness for anything pertaining to cardinals (bird or team). I remember getting loads of Ozzie Smith memorabilia when I was a child, so this picture really made her day.