Monday, August 30, 2010

My Book is an App!!

I'm still not quite sure how I feel about this news, but the book I illustrated was made into an app. with Story Chimes. It is designed for both the iPhone and iPad. On one hand it is really neat to see the book in digital format with all the exciting features! On the other hand I will always love a printed book that a child can hold and flip through and hope that they never become obsolete. If you own an iPhone or iPad and would like to check it out Click Here or on the image above and get the app for only $1.99 !

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Beach sketches

Sketchbook pages from a day at the beach

Belmar Beach
archival ink pen

Friday, August 13, 2010

Commissioned Portrait from the past

The portrait below is an old commission that I had done a few years ago (before my blog existed). I came across photos that I had taken and since I wasn't able to share it before, I thought I'd do this post. I worked from a really nice vintage photograph and enjoyed painting in a simple monochromatic way, fading the background and drawing softly with the colored pencils. I thought it was a lovely image and had a wonderful time working on it.

Watercolor and colored pencils
on watercolor paper

(painting detail)