Monthly Archives: May 2008

Animation Wednesday!

Great song, and an animated video for it that has a lot of style and a good retro vibe. It uses simple animation very effectively.

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Whose a chicken?

I started with drawings on this general topic for a picture book manuscript I am working on. Then I turned this one image into a design for a t-shirt. I just kept working on it and now it works pretty … Continue reading

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Very cool…scary cool animation

Wow. Great real-place animation. Click Here to Watch the embedded Vimeo video on their site.

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Bubble Gum

Work in progress. I am working on paintings for a series of children’s t-shirts and I am casting a wide net to start. Painting things that interest me or at least make me laugh from very rough quick sketches. From … Continue reading

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Animation Monday

An interesting short from Russian animator Ivan Maximov. It’s surreal in that Eastern European surreal way.

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monster kids illustration

This is nearly finished, but not quite. This is part of a two page spread from a kids book story I wrote. But, I don’t like the story anymore, it just doesn’t work. So the manuscript is taking a long … Continue reading

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words in picture books

I just attended the Washington State SCBWI conference. It was interesting and helpful and overwhelming in equal parts. See I didn’t say depressing! Overwhelming is a better description. One topic that came up often was the focus on picture books … Continue reading

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