Illustration Friday: Ghost

Here’s a quick little ghost who may be in too much of a hurry to get home and get started on all that candy.
(Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
and Hershey’s Kisses
and Brach’s Candy Corn.
No substitutions, please.)
Yeah. Isn’t Halloween great?

Illustration Friday: Trouble

This one was for a story about someone who got into trouble for giving in to the temptation of an enticingly unguarded birthday cake.

Illustration Friday: Quiet

Quiet time together

In this one, I wanted to show Norman Rockwell’s “Puppy Love (Spooners)” a few years down the road. You can do the “compare/contrast” thing with the original image at the NR official museum gift shop here.

Illustration Friday: Phobia

Nyctophobia: Fear of the dark

(You can click on the image to see it bigger, if that’s something you think you might wanna do.)

What do I have to do?

I wish someone would tell me what it is I have to do to get the right people to notice my work and call me with a job. Is there a magic potion that I haven’t been told about? I’ve read the material on the business, joined the organizations, attended conferences, sent out tons of money in direct marketing, created a Web site, entered contests, and started a blog, and still I have to wonder if I’ve forgotten to include my phone number somewhere.

Feeling a little lost here.

SCBWI Illustration Contest Winner!

So I’ve been sending entries in to the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators illustration contest for the last three contests that they had, and this time I won an Honorable Mention. They move the contest winner’s page to the “Previous Contests” link on the left after a new contest has been posted, but my winning entry was in Illustrator Contest #20 “1st Day Back.” Anyway, you can bypass all that and just look at it here. The original sketch looked like this:

(You can click on it to see it a little bigger.)


So I’ve gone and done it this time. I got myself an actual blog! I”ll keep you posted on the latest in my little part of the world of children’s illustration. In the meantime, take a peek at my Web site: If you want to bypass the splash screen and go directly to the kid’s section, click here instead.