I use green or blue as the main color in a lot of my illustrations. Most of the time this is the natural choice because there's either grass/trees or a sky in the background. I am the one in charge of the colors in my work, so maybe I should paint more yellow or purple skies?
I love this illustration because of the use of the colors. There's a lot of blue here, but it's just there in the background and you focus on the warmer colors instead. I also love how rough this is painted. I love illustrations with rough brush strokes, but for me that's very difficult to make. Even if I try, most of my illustrations end up with a more polished look.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Like Anette, I have a routine too. It's not too exciting though.
* check emails first thing
* check out several websites (mainly entertainment & news)
* hop of twitter and face book to see what I missed
* start twitting, replying and re-twitting
* check out all the blog in my bloglines (comment on some)
* then start checking my list of things I need to do to-day
So TODAY, I need to finish up a website layout (just the design in Photoshop, not coding), it's woogie wednesday so we need to make art, and then finish some little characters for my licensing work.
Also, if you're interested, I documented a "day in the life" here. How do you start your day?
Monday, March 23, 2009
Most of us have a routine of things we do at the beginning of our workday. Here's what usually happens after I turn on my computer:
*reading several online newspapers
*thinking "oh my, I have to get some work done!"
*looking at the to-do list for the day and start working to get the things I've written down there done (I usually have written down too many tasks for each day, but that's another topic...)
Monday, March 16, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Who doesn't love monkeys? And when I was contacted by Pleasant St. Press to illustrate a funny rhyming book about a monkey and his buddies breaking out of the zoo I couldn't resist. The result was called "If a Monkey Jumps Onto Your School Bus" written by Jean Cochran.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I like drawing monkeys, and fortunately I just received samples of a project I finished up that has a monkey on one of the covers. This was done for a series of three books, accompanying workbooks, and a CD for Happy House, based out of Korea. I have a post on my blog about this project if one is interested in seeing more.