What fun! I had the pleasure to create the full and fabulous activity maps for Usborne Publishing. The books just came out and are on sale!
Art direction by Jenny Addison / All content © Usborne Publishing 2018
Love the Chirp commissions! Busy crowded colour, coming up. Suits my maximalist sensibilities just fine.
Creative direction by Faith Cochran / Published March 2018
Yup. That's right. I went there.
Here is the final published Puzzle Spread Illustration for the March edition of Chickadee/ Owl Kids!
(It is possible that these two wandered into the scene... ;) )
Getting some time to do some personal work, but love prompts!
I hope everyone is having a great Spring Break! Here is my first illustration for Chickadee Magazine (Owl Kids). It's a board game chock-full of fun suggestions of how to pass the time.
Hope y'all are having a great time with friends and family!
Well happy belated New Year! (Can a new year greetings be belated, if you're still in it?)
Happy January 11th!
Got the family together to create for Illustration Friday. Our time limit - 1 hour. Our topic: Nefarious. (Which kinda just translated to "Bad Guys".)
Nailed it. (A pink spider with a poor choice of hat always does...)
Here is my 4th cover from a project at work (in progress).
The adventurers have traveled to the future...
Another cover in progress for a fun series that I'm working on.
Currently on the desktop at the day job. Stay tuned for the full series!
Yup. I went there.
It's my five-year-old Jack's first school valentines day. He's lucky enough to be in a super duper Nature Program, in which he is able to spend much of his time at school outside exploring nature, the woods, the creek and the beach. His classroom is called the Hive, so I decided that I absolutely needed to make some Bee themed cards for him to take to class.
I'm hoping, as the kids are 5-8, that they'll be more likely to forgive the puns that came to me at WTF o'clock the night before.
Here are my initial characters and my mood/style board. It's a story from Jeff's childhood so I had a good time researching the styles and colours of the early 80's (Let's be clear: I LIVED through that era so it wasn't a huge stretch to research...)
It was a great project and in the first 2 days got over 20,000 views. Book It is a great program to promote literacy and reading in the US.