I've been on a lot of vacations, but none have been quite as awe inspiring as Alaska. Most of the land up there is completely untouched by man. It's so rugged and treacherous that very few dare to face it.
Read about how my trip to Alaska inspired me to create these two illustrations. See all of my preliminary work and the behind-the scenes decisions behind my process! Read More
This week I was privileged to be interviewed by Kathy Temean on her blog Writing and Illustrating. I follow her blog regularly, and I love to see any her interviews with writers, illustrators, and agents in the children's book field. I was thrilled when she asked to interview me. Her questions are always very in depth and I was amazed how much she knew about my process and my work. It was a pleasure to work with her! Read More
This fall I was commissioned to illustrate the cover for a mid-grade book called Wily, The Canine Pandemic by Michelle Weidenbenner. The story is about a geeky eleven year old boy who invented a machine that could save the canine race, but if he uses his device he might never see his family again. The book is for ages 8 - 12. Available on Amazon.
From the description I was given, the story included many elements of sci-fi, including space ships and centaurs. As an avid fantasy and sci-fi reader myself, I was intrigued by the story from the get go, so I jumped at the chance to illustrate the cover. Today, I want to share the entire process that went into making this illustration. Read More