Friday, May 16, 2014

Art-a-Whirl 2014


My studio building hallway. Photo: Dan Marshall

My studio building hallway
Music event during last year's Whirl
Northrup King Building - my home away from home

It's that time of year again - Art-a-Whirl, the nation's largest art crawl! Thank goodness the forecast is for good weather, which is a small miracle. Come visit me at the Northrup King Building, 1500 Jackson Street NE, in Studio 350 - hope to see you!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


I've tried to whiten these sketchbook pages, but to no avail, so I'm posting them anyway. Believe me, they are white pages, not gray!

I'm working on illustrating a children's book about bugs, so I went to the library to see what I could find for references. Oh my gosh, I found more than I bargained for! I got distracted and spent an hour just reading about various bugs and their habits, it was fascinating! Then I did some sketches. It was a bit challenging for me since I'm squeamish about bugs, and yet I had to find a way to make them cute. I also wanted them to have a different look than what has already been done by Disney/Pixar studios. After a bit of tweaking and reworking, I got into the groove and had a lot of fun. I'll post the end results later on down the road.