Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Take me out to the ballgame (... someday!)

Last year for my annual spring training illustration, rather presciently, I drew a couple of kids playing indoors. 

A (very long) year later, I thought we'd check back in on these characters, see how they're feeling in 2021, now with masks and home haircuts and a bit of optimism for the year ahead.
Happy Pitchers and Catchers Report Day 2021! Here's to sunshine, new seasons, and dreams of celebrating wins together sometime soon.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Copyright Page Art Notes: A Picture Book Treasure Hunt

Last year I started a long, epic thread on Twitter featuring my favorite hidden thing to hunt for in picture books:
You can click through for the full thread, but here are some favorites I spotted in 2019:
I love hunting for and tracking these notes as I read picture books, mostly to learn more about the artist's process but also occasionally for a little laugh. At the start of 2020, I started a new thread:
Happy hunting! Some early favorites from this year:

Thursday, February 13, 2020

I'm late, I'm late, but I'll still celebrate!

It's that time of year again... baseball's back, and with it, my annual illustration in honor of pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training camp. Unfortunately, my go-to online resource led me astray, so I missed my favorite team's actual official "Pitchers and Catchers Report Day" this morning.

Nevertheless, a tradition is a tradition, and I did have a piece underway, which I can now proudly present! Happy 2020, sports fans. Play indoors as winter wraps up, sure, but try not to break any cacti.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

It's been a while!

I don't post here much anymore, but I'm still making art! Some catching up...

I did a few pieces in response to illustrator Lily Williams's #KidLitSummers illustration prompt. I drew some childhood summer memories, like running through the sprinkler:

And listening to baseball on the radio:

(And then I bought an iPad and an Apple pencil and did some experimenting in ProCreate to update this one in color!)

And soft serve ice cream, mmm: 

I was commissioned to illustrate a postcard for a Kickstarter campaign for a short film about baseball legend Jackie Mitchell: 

And had some fun with idioms:

This piece will be featured in my local SCBWI chapter's 2020 calendar:

And I channeled my inner Maurice Sendak for a family project:

Whew! That's a wrap on summer and fall 2019!


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