Thursday, November 10, 2022

Illustration Mentorship

 I have had the joy of working with Giuseppe Casetellano of The Illustration Department on a Professional Illustration Mentorship for 3 months.  It's been great as well as lots of work, basically questioning what's next and what to do to get there.  We have worked on narrative illustrations, as well as my current projects of several book dummies and final spreads.  Fun, fun, fun!  Here are some of my narrative sketches, and studies of illustrations I love by other illustrators, as well as a study of Jerry Pinkney's style. More to come!







































Monday, August 1, 2022

I Illustrated This!

 So thankful to God that the book I illustrated is published and available for purchase, from me or on Amazon. It’s called “My Question for Jesus.” 



Thursday, December 16, 2021

Little Danya in South Sudan

I just saw a painting I did used as a logo and ornament for Harvesters Reaching the Nations (https://hrtn.org)! Please consider supporting their work on the behalf of orphans in South Sudan and Uganda this Christmas. You can even buy them chickens or a hygiene kit at https://secure.qgiv.com/event/shopgiftcatalog/store/. Merry Christmas!

Logo


Ornament





Saturday, November 27, 2021

Commissions, Illustration Work & My Studio

Oil on canvas commission of a mother's wedding day
Process 
Process 2

Finished

Here shown with proud new owner.

Watercolor and Pen & Ink House Portrait

My client commissioned a portrait of his childhood home as a gift to his mother.  So thoughtful!

Pen & Ink House Portrait

Graphite Beloved Pet Portrait

Client Gets A Peek

Completed Work at the Retirement Party

Graphite Sketch: Grandma Wanda Snuggles With Grandkids

Here shown framed and dearly loved.

Illustration Work
Detail

Sisters

Lila Ladybug

Afraid of the Dark

Loved

Working on book dummy

Summer Watercolor Sketch of Atlantic Ocean

            Danya, South Sudanese Girl Watercolor, Property of Harvesters Reaching the Nations

Studio space--always lots going on!!!


Just for fun--A bit of graphite and acrylic "lace" to make New Morning Mercies look vintage.

From my sketchbook

Just for fun!

Daisies