My publisher recently asked me to create some illustrations of everyone at Pinwheel Books (www.pinwheelbooks.com). Here are the doodles I came up with!
(from left to right- Sylvia Westphal, publisher, Taco Matthews, writer/illustrator, and ME!)
It was really great to illustrate “big people” again, as opposed to the toddler boys. Mud pup, you’re gonna make a comeback next….
these sketches were nixed for a recent job because the kids look too young. so when i feel less than inspired (with summer here, i doubt i will be!) i have some fun images i can dress up and play with…
i imagine this one very playful, with kids in costumes and lots of fantasy…
This month I’ve been busily applying for new jobs, finishing up my internship at the Boston Children’s Museum (tear tear!!) and most importantly, painting the spreads for SAM AND BEN!
I’m going to save the color for the final product, but here’s a cover idea/sketch:
Enjoy and love the twins!
the sun is shining, and giving me lots of inspiration! i’m working on many new spring themed ventures, including Sam and Ben, and flower power watercolors…
in the midst of many new springtime watercolors, marmalade popped up in the tulips!
new pups and paintings are on the way. april showers bring new art from nicole!
I’ve been working on capturing specific people again, this week – its my sister.
Here are two takes on our sisterhood:
cheers, and enjoy the springlike weather!
happy valentines day! xo, nicole and mudpup
mud pup playing with his brother:
when i’m not sketching ice skaters, i’m dreaming of spring and mud pup!
a valentine’s day teaser:
and some spring-y characters that make me yearn to see the green grass again:
gotta wait til monday for the full valentine’s post though!!
love, until then….
a little bit of this:
a warm mud pup…
a little bit of that:
westies at play…
with the snow, my palette is going a little cooler, and more purple,
and for now, i’m going with it!