Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Since Surtex is rapidly approaching (May 17th in NYC), I thought I'd post one of my banners that is going to be hung in the booth. I'm sharing our booth with three other talented artists, and we each get two panels to show our art. Can't tell you how complex it is to design your own panel and then also have it work with all the other panels in the booth. Each artist was allowed an "everyday" themed panel and a "winter holiday" panel. The panels are 38" wide and 85" tall. Always fun to see your artwork blown up really large! If you look closely at my panel you will see characters that I've posted in earlier blogs during their various stages of development. The panels are being printed and will be rolled up and shipped to New York, making our step up fairly easy. The panels are merely attention grabbers for the buyers to stop and look at our books full of designs available for licensing.....which is what I'm madly working on now!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

A New Friend for Patch

Patch has a new friend to pal around with. Still working traditional, but have also turned these characters into digital art for Surtex. Will show you some of the stuff I've created later on in the week. Had fun today buying some new fonts to play with. Always inspires me create new stuff.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Character Study

Meet Patch. He's a new character I'm working on. I actually painted him traditionally rather than using my computer which was really fun for a change. Hoping he makes the trip to Surtex with me. Lot's to do before May 15th! 

Monday, April 6, 2009

They don't call it Spring for nothing....

Hope you're all having amazing Spring weather like we are having here in Northern California!
Unfortunately, I'm not getting to enjoy very much of it with all the work left to do for Surtex. 
I painted this little guy in Painter and am hoping to take him along with me on my trip in May.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Easter Book

Sorry I haven't posted in a while! I can't believe how fast time is going by. It's April already!! I'm getting ready for the Surtex Licensing Show in New York and it's really sucking up all my time but I thought I'd post another spread from my lastest board book. A perfect Easter basket stuffer for really young kids. You can buy them from Amazon here. I've been printing up personalized dedication cards from the illustrator to slip in the book for all my friends and thought I'd extend it to any of you reading this blog. Just email me with the first name of the child and your email address and I'll send you a jpg of this cute little ducky with his painted easter egg for you to print out! Happy Spring!