October 22, 2009

3rd Place!!!

I just got the news... I won third place in the SCBWI Southern Breeze 2009 Illustration Contest!!! I can't believe it! Holy cow! I'll post more about this later, but I had to go ahead and share the news!


October 20, 2009

Update on Jeremy Thatcher...

Although I did have to put the project on the back burner for a while, I've been able to start up work on my Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher illustration again. To bring everybody up to speed, I've decided to scrap the initial design concept and my first attempt at the painting.

Using my new favorite "sketch" tool Photoshop, I've gone back in and reworked the original sketch of Jeremy, changing the position of his hands. I'm still tinkering with the background details. But here's a quick watercolor sketch I finished tonight just to feel out the colors:

October 19, 2009

Just a fun halloween experiment with watercolor...

I love this time of year!

The Illustrator's Quest...

For those who've waited patiently to see final piece for the SCBWI Southern Breeze Illustrators Workshop, here it is! I have to say, I'm quite proud of it, and I got lots of great feedback from my fellow conference attendees, too!