Monday, November 22, 2010

Illustration Friday: Sneaky

 I was trying to ignore Illustration Friday this week, so I can fully focus on 3 other projects all due Nov. 30th, but when I saw the topic was 'sneaky' I looked over, and saw my squirrel apple thief sketch. I did this a few weeks ago while I was drawing my piggies in the orchard below. I had my Carrot Donut Thief painting sitting nearby & looked at my squirrel in my header & decided to do a mashup of squirrel boy in motion.

After posting the first autumn piggie piece here, and receiving some very helpful critiques, (thank you blog friends!) I made the adjustments to the pig in the foreground, so he's now sneaking a bite of apple. I'm eager to color these, but I won't be able to get back to them until December. So, next month it will still be fall for me.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Busy Bee Teacher illustrations

I'm now hard at work on 2 paintings, and my They Draw & Cook holiday entry, all due at the end of November here. In the meantime, I wanted to share the illustrations for this web design project for Natalie Rompella's online lesson planner, Busy Bee Teacher.

 Natalie, who I met through SCBWI was wonderful to work with, and her program will help so many busy teachers simplify their planning all from home.

 A subscription to the program makes a great useful gift for your child's teacher. It's great for a teacher who hates writing lesson plans, sub plans, or plans for an absent student.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Illustration Friday: Spent - Afterwards

Well, this is a very late post done specifically for Illustration Friday's topic, spent. I wanted to do a literal interpretation and not one of my typical stretch the topic deals. But, now I'm posting after the deadline and the new topic is afterwards, so here we are doing a new stretch.

I plan to color this, (or perhaps it should be just a line drawing), and add it too my promotional packet of piggies and such. I think I need to decrease the size of the piggie bank. Critiques are welcome.