Sunday, March 22, 2015

Little Cutie! My Latest Custom Silhouette!

Here is my latest custom order for a silhouette. I just cut this today!
What a sweetie-pie! I use two sided black and white silhouette paper, and I just look at the photo and cut, as I would do at a festival or event. It usually takes about five minutes! Sometimes when doing a custom order I'll do it over several times to get it just right, but this one I did only once. When I get the feedback from the mom I may still do it over, depending on her approval, but since it only takes a few minutes do-overs are not a big deal!

The photo I worked from!
I love silhouetting!

Monday, March 16, 2015

How To Draw Emotions!

Drawings for a possible upcoming book project.
I have had many opportunities lately to do drawings of people and animals which show various emotions and I have had a lot of fun experimenting with what different emotions might look like!
A sad elephant- a submission for Illustration Friday I did a couple of years ago!
A page from the upcoming book I'm illustration for Bellwood Press,
Jamila Does Not Want A Bat In Her House, written by Phyllis Ring

Here are some sketches I've done over the years of children showing various emotions! And a great video by well-know Illustrator and Teacher Will Terry on drawing emotions!

Kamal's Day and Babysitter Blues make great Ayyam-i-ha gifts!

Kamal's Day and Babysitter Blues make great gifts!

SO grateful that I have two books that I've written and illustrated available on line NOW!  A picture book for the young ones and a ch...