Portfolio Sketches! :)

Oookay, so I need some feedback, if you have a sec, on my portfolio sketches before I start the final pieces! Β There’s only 8 pictured here but the 9th and 10th will be the color version of the the pig holding the newspaper πŸ™‚ It’s a stand alone piece at the beginning and end, and 4 double page spreads. I really appreciate this guys, thanks so much! Β And please be honest and thoughtful-no “Cute!” or “Good job!”-I need real critiques! πŸ™‚ I guess I should add that I’m striving to be a picture book illustrator so keep that in mind when giving suggestions πŸ™‚ Oh and they will all be in color except for one spread of the pig w/ newspaper-that will be a value spread and a color spread. Thanks again! P.s-the newspaper will be filled in with newspapery things for the final piece πŸ™‚


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Meet Olive! :)

here’s s new character I’m working on for a pb idea…or an early reader, not quite sure yet! πŸ™‚  her name (tentatively) is Olive O’Malley, and her sidekick is Mr. Fleabert!  I used watercolor and colored pencil-and as you can see it took a few tries to get the type of plaid I wanted πŸ™‚


Take a look! :)

hey! Here’s a look at some pages from my idea binder, well, one of my idea binders! πŸ™‚ hope it can be of some inspiration for you, I know it is for me! 


Color tests :)

Here are my color tests for the new SCBWI monthly word prompt! πŸ™‚ this is only the left half tho, didn’t have room for the rest but I’ll post that later!  The last one is what I’ve decided to go with btw πŸ™‚ all done in watercolor and colored pencil. 




#colour_collective-lilac :)

here’s my post for #colour_collective this week πŸ™‚ @PennyNevilleLee was kind enough to choose a pastel color which was so fun!  It got me inspired to create a different character and I figured out that you don’t always have to mix in white to get a pastel! With this one I did use white, but not with the new character πŸ™‚ Instead I used a very light wash of color and let it “mix” with the white of the watercolor paper so it appears pastel-blew my mind!