Spring Spirit Logo Contest

This banner design is watercolor acrylic and pen. Teamwork—plant seeds, water, and magic! The contest’s objective was to capture the spirit of spring—hence the title, appropriate for children. I am thankful for this opportunity. #SCBWICANorthCentral #artofscbwica


#hangtenstories 257- Whimsical, “Relish whimsical memories, revel in passionate loves, shiver with braveries.” Medium-watercolor acrylic and pen.  

Time Print

“Time plods on, leaving its print, of wrinkles and silver hair blowing across sands that shift.” Edited from my Twitter post, #microprompt 598 PRINT. Pen & acrylic watercolor.

Lighthouse Warns

Lighthouse warns from seashore cliffs, “Avoid all harm, passing ships.” #hangtenstories 246– Seashore, posted on Twitter 8/4/17, ten-word stories. Painted in acrylic watercolor & pen.

Smiles and Violets

  “Smiles and Violets flash exquisite or invisible by distracted souls.” Edited from my post to #hangtenstories prompt #217-“Violet.” Pen & acrylic watercolor.  

Stubborn or Wisdom?

  #1linewed Stubborn–edited from my Twitter post on 6/19/17. “Even a stubborn mule can free itself if it uses wisdom for a tool.” Pen & colored pencil.  

Character Illustration

Creating the character’s consistency of qualities and features for #kidlitart is a challenge. I really enjoy #drawing and designing. Such a fun job!

Doodles Under Construction

   This project is for college age readers. A few “simple doodles” were requested by the author. Line drawing is one of my favorite styles.  

Draw This Contest-“Love”

  February SCBWI Draw This contest prompt was the word “Love.” Here, a cupid delivers a valentine card. Facebook- scbwi_ca_northcentral #ArtOfScbwi @SCBWINorthCal

Creation of a “Dummy”

I don’t mean stupid, yikes–Dummy as in sample. It’s a legitimate illustration term for storyboards. 😀 The task of dummy assembly was a project that intimidated me. Only half of my brain, the left half, reads descriptions and instructions. I prefer to use both halves. So, I searched for a good visual presentation. Thankfully, I discovered…