Sunday, November 25, 2007

Holiday Card: It's finished!

The holiday card is now finished! The final design will have a red border and foil accents. I'm very happy with the way it turned out.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Holiday Card: Work in Progress

Here are my little guys for the annual McKay holiday card. I sketched them out on a legal pad, in case anyone was wondering about the lines. I swapped the kids around in Photoshop, and did a very rough color study.

Now I'm undecided about the background. I could just have a nice, simple design on white.

Originally, I pictured them in pastels, but now I think I'll use my mixed media technique. Hopefully I'll have the final done soon!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Illustration Friday: Hats

I know, I know -- I've dragged out this oldie but goodie from my portfolio archive. Come on -- how can I NOT use this?! It remains a favorite of mine, since it represents one of the first times that I "got" soft pastels. I'm still debating about having prints made of this one.

I'm working on the holiday card for this year, so I should have that ready to show soon!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Some stuff from this summer...

So much of what's kept me busy this past summer I can't show just yet! My second illustrated book from Picture Window Books is due out next spring, so I'll be happy to share then.

Although it is in Really Good Stuff's signature style, I created the artwork to recently published "Groundhog Day Surprises". It's another one of their readers' theaters and is done in Adobe Illustrator.

One of the fun quick projects I did this past Father's Day was a new card design for my dad. It was a quick sketch that I colored in Photoshop. My hubby, not to be outdone for his dad's card, asked me to make the little girl bear into a boy, and that the bears be in a boat. So, here are my two versions of "Bearly Fishing".