Tutorial: Coloring in GIMP

October 27, 2017
I wrapped up my illustration class this week; it's been fun to see everyone's artwork and help them on their way to new artistic endeavors! To finish up the class, I did a digital coloring demo in GIMP. I decided GIMP was a good program to show them since it's free so there's no super expensive investment to start with.
Since I already had everything typed up for the class, I decided to share it on my blog, as well. Without further ado, here are the steps behind this ink-to-digital illustration!

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A Really-Truly Coloring Book!

October 26, 2017
There are just a few more days to get a copy of A Really-Truly Princess through Kickstarter, and I'm excited to announce that you can now add a companion coloring book to your reward! I chose 50 illustrations from the book and put them together in an 8.25" x 8.25" coloring book. Now I'm just waiting for proofs to make sure everything is right. Remember that you can read the first chapter for free, or check out the Kickstarter campaign!


Ask Me Anything event this week--come and ask me a question!

October 10, 2017
Hello, friends! I wanted to let you know I'm hosting an Ask Me Anything (AMA) event on Thursday and Friday of this week.

If you already have some questions--about art, writing, kickstarting, or creative projects in general, you can go to the event now (or wait until it's live!) and I will do my best to answer on Thursday and Friday. :)

Hope to see you there! 

(Here's a twitter link to share the event with your friends--the more the merrier!)
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A Really-Truly Princess is on Kickstarter! (& follow my Inktober sketches!)

October 03, 2017
That's right, today is the day!

Here's a link to the Kickstarter campaign for A Really-Truly Princess. I'm super excited to finally share it with you! On the campaign page you can see a couple of illustrations from each of the five stories in the book--can you tell what fairy tales they're based on?

(And, just a heads-up, there are a limited number of signed copies available at the same reward price as the regular books!)

Don't forget that you can read the first chapter for free!

And, since it is October/Inktober, I am hoping to post a new sketch every day on my Instagram feed--here is what I've posted for the first three days. I just got a brush pen, so I'll be experimenting with that and trying to get a feel for how it works. Come follow along!


A Really-Truly Princess: Book Kickstarter!

September 28, 2017
For the last several weeks my mailing list has been getting a behind-the-scenes looks at my process and progress as I work on an illustrated children's novel: A Really-Truly Princess.
There are more than 80 black and white illustrations planned for the book, and I'm on schedule to finish them in the next few weeks--I'm so excited to share the full project with you!

I'll let my mailing list know as soon as the Kickstarter is live next Tuesday--and in the meantime, you can read more about the book here, or download the first chapter for free at my Gumroad shop!

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