Thursday, January 2, 2014

Variation on the Common Christmas Letter...

...Christmas Letter Illustrated! Here are a few of my favorite ink-turned-vector illustrations.

Waiting for a letter

 
Pencil sketch for a watercolor

Edda's Sea Dragon

Pen & ink, digital color
I'm pretty sure there's a story here...

Monday, December 9, 2013

IF: Pattern

When I saw the week's Illustration Friday word, I knew this project was doubly appropriate. Above is my 18" doll pattern design for an 1812 day dress--check it out at my sewing pattern website!

Below is the 1812 "roller print" style pattern I designed for the 1812 day dress sewing kits available on Etsy. It started off as an ink sketch which I scanned and tweaked so the pattern would repeat smoothly. It's super fun to see it printed on fabric at a doll-sized scale!




Friday, November 22, 2013

Anne and the Mouse

Pen and ink, digital color

Sophie Trims Herself a Hat

I feel, my dear, that you'll need plenty of pluck and common sense. Your husband thinks he's quite amazing--which may be true--but I'm afraid he isn't always extremely practical.

Recently I re-read Howl's Moving Castle and thought, "What if Sophie trimmed a hat for herself? What sorts of enchanted things would she tell it?" I imagine it would be something like this. Howl isn't amused.

Pen and ink with an ink wash. I hope to give it some digital color one of these days.

Gypsy Caravan

Ink & Watercolor
It's official...someday I need a gypsy caravan.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Summertime & Sundresses

Ink & Watercolor
It's been a while since I posted, but I've been busy traveling this spring/summer--and giving a few watercolor lessons as I go. Yikes! As someone who learned watercolor mostly by trial-and-error, that can be a little intimidating. :)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Norwegian Cinderella

Someday (ah, elusive someday!) I'm going to turn this into a picture book; the Norwegian Cinderella with her rosemaled wooden shoes in place of glass slippers.

Pen & ink, ink wash, & watercolor

Monday, January 14, 2013

Reading by the river


Pencil sketch                 Pen and ink (traced from the sketch)               Watercolors