Thursday, April 17, 2008

IF: Fail

This weeks Illustration Friday topic was "Fail". This poor little squid failed to notice he had gotten to close to the shoreline while rolling and playing in the tides. Those pesky old seagulls were up to no good again and snatched him up out of the oceans edge. Now they all gawk and flutter about staring at the poor little fellow with their beady little eyes.

Medium:pen & ink / digital color

Friday, April 11, 2008

Illustrator of the Week!

Wooohoo! I just logged in to to update my portfolio and to my surprise I am the illustrator of the week this week! Not sure if that really means much yet... maybe if I get some work out of it? :)... seriously, that would be nice. Anyways just thought I would share. Have a great weekend!

Friday, April 4, 2008

IF: Save - Vinnie Volcano: Quirkles Science Experiments For Kids

This is for the Illustration Friday "Save" topic. These are a couple spreads from the "Vinnie Volcano" book that is a part of The Quirkles series. In these spreads Vinnie Volcano finds and saves his friends Victor Vet, Valerie Rabbit, and Venessa Squirrel from the hot violent lava pit.

The Quirkles books are an educational series that offer a fresh new way to integrate literacy and science at school or at home. Each book is full of vocabulary builders, character education lessons, and two related science experiments that allow for hands on activities, helping to reinforce the topics that were just read. The series was created by teachers, and each story teaches/reinforces the phonetic sounds that serve as the building blocks for reading, while also making science--earth, physical, and life--fun to learn. >> Quirkles science experiments for kids

Medium: pen & ink / digital color

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Monday Artday: Pirates

Here's my robot-PIRATE for the Monday Artday theme this week. Looks like the poor little fella has been in one too many a pirate plunders and got a few of the lights knocked out in his teeth. This was a very quick illo this week, scanned him straight from the sketchbook. Getting ready to leave town for a few days and I'm not sure if I'll get around to doing a polished one before Monday, so here it is.

Medium: pencil / digital color

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

IF: Pet Peeves

Finally got around to finish the Illustration Friday "Pet Peeves". Mine is unexpected "spot showers". So annoying when one big ogre cloud rolls over the hill and just dumps on you on a perfectly beautiful day otherwise. Then it gets all nasty and humid once it's passed.

Medium: pen & ink / digital color

Prints: signed and numbered (16x20 and 8x10) available through RAWTOASTDESIGN.