I am always creating images for my Instagram account (when too busy i post older work) but this morning began with the usual warmup for the day--playing around with illustrated bits I've created in the past and moving elements around/altering color to evoke mood. I would love for my next book to be in this vein. Here are two recent pieces...
I'm always sketching or painting and sometimes little creatures emerge in the process. I thought this little guy was funny.
Sometimes I want to get away from coloring on the computer and create more illustration completely by hand. This was drawn and painted, but then I couldn't help myself and brought it into the computer to add a little something-somethin. lol! I love to layer in photoshop and am happy with the trees on this piece.
When the gouache marks are more fun than what you are actually painting...had to add a smiley face! TGIF. :)
I've made a return to painting again. Back to gouache, where it all started. I still think it is a lot of fun, but not sure if it would be the right medium for picturebooks and all the revisions...but I am enjoying the simplicity of paint and brush.