I am modifying my original post slightly to be an Illustration Friday post since it goes along so well with the topic "Breezy."
Here's a piece I did for promotion. This is one of those illustrations that took lots and lots of drawing and redrawing (and frustration) to get to the final sketch. Sometimes you just have to struggle until you get it. . . .better. I got some good suggestions from my crititque groupies. It's not perfect, but it's a lot better than my first drawings.
It's kind of funny, I've been doing a lot more work than I can actually show because it hasn't been published yet. It seems like most of the work I've been doing has been done on the computer. Yet most of the work on this blog is in acrylics (excluding my last two posts). I guess this is because I really like the look of acrylics so I do it for my promotional work, but computer is much quicker for fast jobs. Right now I am working on another reader about a boy and his grandpa on a boat. Hopefully I will have a couple good things to show you after the job is published. I will be spending the next few weeks trying to catch up on that job and trying to crank out another promotional piece for Picture Book- not to mention trying to be a good mom. :) So that's what I'm up to art-wise. I hope all of you are working on some great art too. Thanks for everyone who comments on this blog, I really enjoy reading them!