Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Pirate Ship sketch

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Another sketch. I've decided to take weekends and holidays off from my daily creations.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Cook Character sketch

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Cook, a character in my MG story. He's Chinese and is an ally of the kids.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Revised Rambuctious Rabbit

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I revised my bouncing rabbits. Still not totally happy but it's enough for now.  Here's what it looked like before:


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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015

Hans - Character Sketch

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Starting a series of sketches of the characters in my MG about pirates.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Happy Birthday Teresa!

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I misplaced my Wacom tablet pen so I had to color this in using a mouse, which took forever. So I'm going to stop coloring illustrations until I can find it. It's a Happy Birthday sketch for my friend, Teresa!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Work in Progress


A peek at an illo I'm working on, that will be revealed later.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Blog Post: All About Elaine!


A quote from Elaine Kiely Kearns, who just signed with agent Linda P. Epstein of the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency!  Read more on my blog post, How I Got My Agent: Elaine Kiely Kearns.

(Now I can reveal the Hooray cartoon from Friday was to celebrate this news).

Friday, May 8, 2015

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Creating the Right Title for a Picture Book

My editor at Lee and Low is working on my picture book, A MORNING WITH GONG GONG. But now we are thinking of changing the title, because they worry that people will mispronounce Gong Gong (which is Chinese for Grandfather and is pronounced with a long o, not like the English word "gong").

These are some of the other ideas I'm playing with…. it's the story of a young girl and her grandfather. He teaches her t'ai chi and she teaches him yoga. What do you think?

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Less Sluggish

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Tuesday was less sluggish - lots of writing & rewriting.

Monday, May 4, 2015

A Sluggish Day

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On Monday I was a total slug, recovering from an exhausting week. So I waited until Wednesday to draw this and then back dated this post.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Belated Birthday Wish

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. . .for my friend Sidne Teske, super talented pastel painter and illustrator.

Friday, May 1, 2015

A Snippet of a Sea Serpent

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I just finished a dummy for KRAKEN NEEDS A FRIEND for a workshop and this is a snippet of a more finished sketch that I submitted.