Recent Work: Polar Bear Story

Keep warm this winter!

polar bear knitting for web

Recent Work: The Secret Life of Newts

I think a lot of us liked to imagine the lives and families of the animals around us when we were little (and hopefully still do!). It makes it awfully hard to set mouse traps and put out ant poison, though! 😦

This illustration was based on childhood memories of going camping at Lost Lake with my family. There’s one corner of the lake in particular that is great for catching newts (and of course letting them go!), but the secret’s safe with me.

newt lake for web

Recent work: Birthday Party

For anyone wondering about the process of sketches through to final artwork…here’s how that works for me!:

First sketch & brainstorming…I love this phase—just letting the ideas flow without worrying at all about what it looks like.

C first sketch for web

Second sketch: refining ideas…a little harder…

C second sketch for web

Third sketch: really getting everything worked out…this is the hardest part. A lot of erasing and re-drawing going on.

C third sketch for web

The final piece is loads of fun, and the only time I’m able to listen to music or podcasts or anything…I guess this type of work utilizes a different part of the brain!