I love to illustrate for children. They notice the small details I really enjoy putting into my work. I have had the pleasure of illustrating books for children, and I would love to illustrate some more books! Here is a small sampling of some of my illustration work for children.
I love creating patterns! Lately I have had a lot of fun entering competitions on Spoonflower. My Ornaments on Craft Paper won second place in a recent gift wrap design competition, and I thoroughly enjoyed wrapping some presents with it! I also placed in the top ten with my Calaveras Damask pattern, which was very fun to create! If there is a pattern you would like to see me create, tell me about it. And if you feel my artwork would suit a project in the works, let me know! :)
I feel I have finally embraced the technology I feared in college. My Wacom tablet is my favorite sidekick! Without the fear of making an irreversible mistake, I feel loose and free when I work digitally. Here are some examples of the ways I have employed digital illustration, both on its own and in mixed media pieces. Lately I have really enjoyed employing digital coloring to scanned graphite drawings and adding digital drawings over scanned gouache and watercolor paintings. The first pieces in this gallery are recent examples of these techniques.