Saturday, March 22, 2014

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

sisters



Another shoe shop sketch, this time of Mabeline and Meghan McKnight:



"...agreeing, for the first time ever, on something."




Wednesday, February 19, 2014

NYC SCBWI 2014 preparations



Portfolio is almost ready...

NY 2014 SCBWI

clam tide



Since the summer SCBWI conference in LA and my portfolio critiques, I've been working on a book dummy (CLAM TIDE) about a young girls first night-time dig for razor clams.  Here are a few sketches and prints from that story...



Mama says I can stay up late tonight


Just my raincoat...


Look what I found!


Papa says there are millions of razor clams hiding beneath the surface of the sand.


That boy has a shovel just like mine!

Now my feet are wet and cold.


My first clam!



I tell Mama I want to clean my own clams when we get home.

Mama says "we'll see..."

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

wings



Here are a few images from my SCBWI LA portfolio that I have adapted or continued for the NYC conference.



drawing 1 (from SCBWI LA portfolio)


drawing 2, with butterflies (for SCBWI NYC portfolio)


petal wings (from SCBWI LA Portfolio)



butterfly cloud (for SCBWI NYC portfolio)














Monday, February 17, 2014

cloud parade




Here are a few sketches and prints from a book dummy, CLOUD PARADE, which I've been working on this winter:


up!

and up...

then choose an instrument,

and get in line...

...through the storm garden


then down, down, down

Sunday, February 16, 2014

And while they sold shoes, they argued



I've been revisiting a story about a shoe shop that I wrote a while back, and have a few illustrations that I'm going to include in my portfolio for the upcoming SCBWI conference.




"And while they sold shoes, they argued.

On sunny days, they argued over where and how to display sunny day shoes in their boutique windows.  On rainy days, they argued over where and how to display rainy day shoes in their boutique windows.  And on days that were neither quite-sunny nor quite-rainy, they argued over where and how to display both rainy and sunny day shoes in their boutique windows.

Saturday, was such a day."

***

Wesley McNub

"Across the street, Wesley McNub owned a Factory Outlet Shoe Store where he sold shoes for Half Off the OSSP (Original Shoe Store Price).  On sunny days he would have factory tours and on rainy days he would have STORE WIDE SALES, discounting all the already-discounted items in his store."


Wesley McNub 2


"Wesley McNub, however, did not think much of Ned's wishes.  'There are plenty of customers to go around' he had insisted the week before.  'If they all choose to shop in my shoe shop instead of your shoe shop, that’s not my problem.  I sell shoes, not problems.' And he had shut the door in Ned's  face.



 ***
And a few more sketches:


Ned 1


"Still, he tried not to worry.  'I only wish...' he'd think.  He wished a little for things the way they were, before.  He wished a little for things the way they weren't, anymore.  But mostly, he wished for someone to buy his shoes."


Ned 2


Ned 3