Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Getting ready for my First Children's book

I am so close to getting Willa's book published. It has been an exciting time watching as the story developed. Thank you all the people who believed in me and my project. Here are a few illustrations. Jessica of Booklogix suggested that I should try another font that Andy so I put in Bradley Hand ITC in a couple of the illustrations. What do you think?

Here is the Bradley Hand
and here the Andy
Now here are a few examples of pages. The ovals are educational fun facts. 

I am still playing with the cover art.  Here is one I like. Opinions are welcome.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Moving closer to finishing

Moving right along on Willa's story, I completed two black and white part of the illustrations. 
The lessons continue with how to behave on the beach.

In this illustration, the parents are teaching the chick where to hid from danger.
I still have a couple of places in the book that are a little bumpy. My next task is to smooth them out, but I  am getting closer to finishing it. 

Monday, October 12, 2015

First Monotype Workshop at Glynn Visual Art

Yesterday, I did the first monotype workshop at Glynn Visual Art Center. There were ten people who came to try their hand at the new but very old process of printmaking. It was a little scary at first for Monotype printmaking is a kinetic process. I would compare it to white fright when starting a drawing. However, the class got started, and each person discovered their inner artists.  Even the one that said, “I have no artistic abilities;” found that she did have a creative side. It turned out to be a fun time for all and the folks took home some nice monotypes for their collection.

The etching press we will be using for printmaking at the Glynn Visual Art Center was Judith Hall Manzer’s press. She used this press throughout her printmaking career. Thank you so much goes to Les Manzer and the Manzer family donated to Glynn Art. I am very excited to see Judith Hall’s etching press used in this type of class situation. She would have been, please.

Friday, October 2, 2015

More drawings for Willa's book

I am working on finishing up the black and white line drawing for Willa's Grand Adventures. I will add the color all at once to insure the color are constant through the whole story. This is Willa being banded.

This one is the chicks getting back with Mom. 

Stay tune. I am getting close to finishing all the drawings and looking forward to seeing it in color. Can you tell I am excited!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

September 21 meeting with Ga Sea Turtle Center staffe

My story is at the point where I need a few people to review it and get some ideas of where I am in the work. With that in mind, I meet with Katie Higgins and Lori Hunt. Lori illustrated Scute's Grand Adventure for the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Katie is a writer and educators. They were very encouraging and gave some good ideas on how to tweak my Willa's tale. Thanks guys
Katie, Lori and I are holding some of the signs created for the rope line
This is one of the black & white line drawing. I will color all the illustrations at once.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Children's book Meet the Wilson's

I keep working on my children's story. Here are a couple of illustrations that are in progress for Meet the Wilson's. This one is  when Mamma chases a opossum off 
Here is Willa showing off her new friendship bands.
Stay tuned. The story is coming together. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Beginning of Meet the Wilson's

In July, I settled down to creating my children's book Meet the Wilson's, Wilda gets her friendship bands.
So this is what is on my drawing board.