Sunday, July 26, 2009

A quick sketch

Often times I am bound to work in the studio for many more hours than I would like, but when there is work to be done, you just have to get it done. When this happens and there is a shortage of "playtime", then often I will look over and find my studio mate just chillin and keeping an eye on my next move towards the door. So last night, I thought I would do a quick sketch of this relaxing and share it with you. The good thing is that she stayed there for a few minutes before realizing I was looking at her more than usual and went upstairs.

In studio news, there has been a number of great things happen lately with some new projects that are beginning and others that are going to be starting up soon. I look forward to sharing more information with you as it allows, but at least you know I won't be wandering around with too much time on my hands. Until then, best wishes for a fun rest of the weekend

Sunday, July 19, 2009

"The Path to Forgiveness" is off to Press!

Happy Sunday evening everyone. Saw some exciting news today that my newest book that I have illustrated is off to Press. It is scheduled to be released the end of next month and am excited to see it in print. You will have to check out the new site that Michele Deville, the author, has put together with the help of Scott Pete. I think it turned out great. You can see the site at "The Path to Forgiveness". Below are a few spreads from the book.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Free Drop in Drawing Class at the MIA Thursday

Hi everyone. Another great "Third Thursday" is scheduled tomorrow at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts from 6-9pm. One of the fun activities that will be happening is a class I will be teaching where you can create a Vintage Bike Poster! And the best thing is the class is FREE! The theme of the Third Thursday is "Tour de Force" and will have many great activities throughout the museum and some great giveaways as well. So stop by and visit my class, and enjoy some great art throughout the museum!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sketches from Como Zoo trip

Well another great Como Zoo sketch trip occurred yesterday. What beautiful weather we had and a great turnout of artists and an author as well. Thanks to everyone for a great time and am already looking forward to the next one! So with that, I have attached a number of my sketches I did yesterday. Hope you enjoy!

*To see larger images click on the pictures

Monday, July 6, 2009

Minnesota SCBWI Como Zoo trip

Well here is a repost from "Christina Rodriguez" who is the illustration coordinator for "Minnesota SCBWI" It looks like it is going to be another great time at the Como Zoo for the annual Zoo Sketch. Here is the info and hope to see you there! I know I will be.

Date: Saturday, July 11, 2009
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, 1225 Estabrook Drive, Saint Paul, MN 55103
Registration: FREE (Voluntary donation to Como Park Zoo is $2)

Pack a lunch, your art or writing supplies, and some sunscreen! We’re going to spend the day gathering inspiration from the various creatures and activities that the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory has to offer. Sketch, paint, write a children’s poem, come up with a new character or story idea, or practice a creative technique….Go WILD with your imagination!

Meet at the Como Zoo Entrance at 10am. It is located at the Visitor Center. We will share our work and maybe even do some brainstorming when we break for lunch. This is a great chance to mingle with some of your fellow Minnesota SCBWI members!

For Como Park Zoo directions (including a map), visit the Como Park website. We hope to see you there!