Tuesday, September 23, 2014

chewbacca


My take on Chewbacca:

Thursday, September 18, 2014

This just in...



I just got my copy of the Chinese edition of my picture book, Bye, Bye, Butterflies!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

R2-D2



Tuesday, September 9, 2014

C-3PO



Wednesday, September 3, 2014

some press for my sketch club

Once a week (or at least once a month) I meet with some very talented people - at least I did before Felix arrived. They are Karen Klassen, Jacqui Lee, Aaron Navrady, Aaron Sidorenko and Julia Minimata.

We get together to sketch, talk shop, offer feedback on current projects, encourage each other, and sometimes to vent when things get frustrating. I also go because my colleagues are a source of endless inspiration.

This month, Avenue Magazine ran a photo essay about our group. At the time, I was working on the final art for Charlie's Dirt Day and that's what I had brought with me to do at the coffee shop. Although you can't tell in the photos, I was also about 5 months pregnant.

Click HERE if you want to check out the digital issue. We're on page 134.

Otherwise, see below.
(click on the images to see them larger)




Tuesday, September 2, 2014

boba fett



In the weeks counting down to the Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo (September 26, 27 & 28), I thought I'd post some Star Wars themed sketches that I did last winter.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

juniper




I have lots of work in my sketchbook that has been building up since last fall, when I started working on the final sketches and art for my next picture book and fell off the wagon with Sketchbook Tuesdays. I'm finally scanning it all and will have plenty to share on the Tuesdays to come.

Friday, August 22, 2014

the cover for Charlie's Dirt Day


Here it is! The cover of my next picture book, Charlie's Dirt Day, written by Andrew Larsen and published by Fitzhenry & Whiteside

I worked on this book through most of my pregnancy, including 23 weeks of morning sickness. It was a total labour of love and I can't wait to see it in print. It was originally slated for release in September, but that date has been pushed back a bit. I'll post the new release date once it's been announced.

If anyone is interested, I posted some of the process for this cover below.






Thursday, August 21, 2014

first little sketch of my boy


The sketch:

The reference:

I know today is Thursday and not Tuesday, but it's taken me a few days to get around to scanning this little drawing I did of Felix.  And I'm hoping this week marks the beginning of me getting back into blogging more regularly. I'm going to try anyway ;)

I belong to a sketch group that meets on Mondays and this week was the first time that I was able to attend since the end of June. I put Felix in a stroller, packed some diapers and a sketchbook, and took a bus uptown. It was really nice to get out of the house with him. I didn't get much drawing in, but it was just great to see some of my colleagues and catch up.

Friday, August 15, 2014

my baby boy is 1 month old


The third member of our family arrived at 2:16 am on July 14th. He's beautiful and healthy and I couldn't be happier. We named him Felix.

This past month has just revolved around caring for and enjoying my son and it's been absolutely wonderful :)