Friday, November 18, 2011

Book Fair Poster!

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! This looks amazing! This is the first time I have seen my watercolor art in "published" form. I love the colors they chose for the rest of the poster. Very well done!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New York Book Fair!

Yesterday I received a very exciting phone call from LaNette in New York. She was wondering if I could create an illustration for their school's Winter book fair. She inspired me with words like "cozy" "warm" "books" "fireplace" and "snowy window scene." I couldn't resist! The image was playing in my mind before we hung up. The challenge: due the next day at 5:00pm!

That night (early this morning) I went to bed with the illustration penned and sized on watercolor paper, with some under painting completed. I woke up at 6am to get some work done before we went to town. On the way home I had the shocking realization that 5:00 New York time is 4:00 Iowa time! That provided me with the extra shot of adrenaline I needed! I finished at 3:30. Just in time to scan and send it.

The illustration is 81/2 by 11 and will appear on 11 by 17 posters that will be hung around town. It is exhilarating to think my little illustration will be seen around town in New York :) LaNette really liked it and we agreed that it was by the grace of God that it was completed on time. Praise to the Ultimate Creator!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

WIP: Help me name this illustration!

It snowed a couple days ago and it might snow again tonight! I love snow, especially when it requires that you stay home all cozied up with a book and a blanket. I am hoping for lots of it this winter.

I am sticking to the hours of detail and am really pleased with the results! Although this is becoming a favorite of mine, I am completely stumped for a name. I want it to be something festive, warm and joyful. Any ideas? If so, please leave a comment below.

*WIP: In case any of you are like me, and didn't know what this means, WIP: Work In Progress. Watercolor coming soon!