This piece started out as a random sketch of the cutest little girl I saw in the LaGuardia airport this summer. Once I was home I finished up the drawing and voila! A nice, new children’s illustration. I think I may use this piece as a fall mailer.
Don’t those cookies look swell? It’s making me want to do some baking this afternoon.
Mark your calendars because the day has come! Last year I was commissioned to illustrate my first picture book, Fly Danny, Fly, and the release date is just around the corner. On May 22nd the book will officially be available and there will be a release party in in Chicago. If you’re around, you can find more info about the party here.
This book was written by Chip Gilbertson and Gina Restivo. The entire illustration process was highly collaborative which was challenging at times, but I learned so much about myself and my work. Chip and Gina created the book in honor of Danny Stanton, a boy who passed away in 2009 from Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). A portion of the book sales will benefit the Danny Did Foundation created by his parents as a resource for other families struggling with Epilepsy.
This is one of the illustrations from the book that I am most proud of. Once the book is released, on Sunday, I will add a few more images from the book to my portfolio. Check out www.pigupstation.com for info on how you can purchase a copy.
Also, as you may know, I’m working on a short, spooky kid’s comic for an anthology that will be coming out in October – just in time for Halloween! Check back to the blog regularly for updates and sneak peeks of how it’s coming along.
This week I decided to focus on creating some new work for my Children’s portfolio. I had done a sketch of a little girl bowing to a Tae Kwon Do instructor and decided to run with it. Below are the 3 spot illustrations I created as well as my sketches so you can get a feel for where I start versus where I end up!