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childrens illustration, Mixed media, Sketchbook, Uncategorized

Turning #inktober sketches into color

I fell in love with some of my #inktober character sketches and decided to add color to a few of them. For these I used an old sketchbook that had layers of paper ephemera layers with a top coat of gesso. I used a carbon copy sheet and transferred my #inktober sketch onto the gesso… Continue reading Turning #inktober sketches into color

childrens illustration, Recipe Illustrations, Sketchbook

#inktober day 12-31

Phew!!! Inktober has ended! I had such fun creating the recipe illustration and children's character sketches¬†all month long, but it was a lot of work. I only got behind twice. Because I had a theme and assigned days for each type of drawing I found it easier to stay focused. It wasn't about finding inspiration,… Continue reading #inktober day 12-31

Books, Doodle Art

1,000 Tangles, Patterns and Doodled Designs – New Book

1,000 Tangles, Patterns & Doodled Designs combines hundreds of tangling, illustration, and doodling patterns and designs into one all-encompassing guidebook. Filled with inspirational designs, patterns, borders, flourishes, doodles, tangles, and more, this creative resource explores hundreds of ideas for tangling and doodling enthusiasts to learn and model. From basic tangles to stylized letters and numbers,… Continue reading 1,000 Tangles, Patterns and Doodled Designs – New Book

Digital Illustration

“Wisdom” Illustration for #IllustrationFriday

This week's illustration prompt was WISDOM. Right away I knew I wanted to draw a women standing by the ocean and have her shadows be versions of her younger selves. I wanted the shadows to represent how we gain wisdom as we age. I decided the best way to do this would be to create… Continue reading “Wisdom” Illustration for #IllustrationFriday

Digital Illustration

Dragon Illustration for Illustration Friday

Last night I finished my dragon illustration just in the nick of time! I had limited time, so I set a time limit of an hour to sketch and then digitally illustrate. When I hit that hour mark I had the illustration done, but I probably could have spent another hour or two tweaking, adding… Continue reading Dragon Illustration for Illustration Friday

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Digital Download Coloring Pages Now Available

I've always been a big coloring book fanatic. Even as an adult I've always had stacks of coloring books around. So needless to say, I was thrilled when adult coloring books became so popular. I've been asked by many to turn my illustrations into coloring pages, so that's exactly what I've been working on. Adult… Continue reading Digital Download Coloring Pages Now Available

Books, Doodle Art

The Art of Fashion Tangling – New Book Available Now

"The Art of Fashion Tangling", the book I contributed a chapter to is out now!! I am thrilled with how the book turned out, and my fellow artists are all truly talented and together we've created a very beautiful book, that will offer hours of creative fun.         I hope you'll get… Continue reading The Art of Fashion Tangling – New Book Available Now