Monday, October 29, 2012

Rhyming book

Been forever since I posted!  I'm still freelancing occasionally when I'm not at Hallmark.  I'd like to post more, but lately I've gotten a lot of projects I can't put online because they haven't gone on sale yet or they're logos or character designs for things that haven't been made public.  But here's one I can show--it's the 11th book I've done now in the line of activity books that are on sale at Target stores nationwide.  The topic of this one is "rhyming," and another artist will color the book.  Below are a sampling of some of my drawings from this book.

This first one has got a slug and a bug on a rug and a frog and a dog on a log.

Then here's some more animals.  I'm amassing a big collection of these animal icons from all of these books.

This one is a big hodge podge of rhyming words.  (Cat in a hat with a bat, etc.)

These icons below all have two rhyming words each (well, maybe not the fairy).


And then one more big hodge podge.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

StinkyKids Book 3

Yikes, I haven't posted since November?  Well, I'm still here, but not freelancing as much since I took the full-time job at Hallmark.  It's too bad I won't be able to post on this blog the things I've been working on there for some time (just look at Hallmark's ridiculous roster of licensees and guess which ones I might like to work on, and yeah, I probably have :)).  But yeah, it's nice to be living normal hours again and having time to do some creative renewal, because I didn't do much of that for a few years.  

I did however recently draw the third book in the "StinkyKids" series, which will be available for purchase starting October 1, 2012.  The typography for the cover above is FPO, not final.  Also, another artist colored the book, just like on the first two books.  

Another cool thing is that the first book in the StinkyKids series won a 2010 Silver Mom's Choice Award, and the second book also won a 2011 Silver Mom's Choice Award.  Maybe the third book will finally get us a Gold?

UPDATE 11/12:  Looks like "Have a Heart" received a 2012 Silver Mom's Choice Award as well.

Here's a few non-spoilery spreads.