Monday, October 20, 2014

Hello New October Week




Samantha was celebrating Babbling Day, and she didn't even know it! ~ 

Happy Babbling Day on October 21st.  =D

~ Priscilla 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Happy Sweetest Day!

My scanner was giving me problems this morning and I didn't want to miss my post this week, so I tried to take a clear photo, even though it was a bit dark! We don't really celebrate Sweetest Day with, well, sweets, but who can say no to flowers? Flowers are fab every day!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Mr.Pumpkin Loves Fall!

Mr. Pumpkin loves a crisp Fall day!

I'm doing an inktober crossover today :o)

Have a lovely Fall weekend!
Joy

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

New Week of Fall Holidays

"Oops", she thought to herself. "Silly, happy me. 'Wear Something Gaudy Day' isn't until October 17th!"

Happy Columbus Day today!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Quick Like A Bunny

Busy as a bee over here, so I thought I'd share a little bunny love!


Thursday, October 9, 2014

World Teacher Day

Sunday, October 5, was World Teacher Day.
Thank a teacher.
Here's a rare moment from me: I'm sharing work that isn't very good. This sequence is the thought process I went through in trying to illustrate one spread for a picturebook that comes out next fall.
My art mentor, SCBWI great E.B. Lewis, has been pushing me to see things differently, and now, after about 2 months of working with him I *finally* understand what he meant when he said I wasn't putting myself into the story enough.
I totally understand now that illustration is the same as writing.
I get it.
Because he's a good teacher.

 Wrong. All wrong.

A little better. But still no.

A little better but the reader isn't IN the story yet.

No.

No.


Yes.
This is just the rough pencil sketch -- the designer, art director, and various editors at the publisher will have their own opinions. But this is a lot better than I'd have done before taking art lessons. 
Thank you, E.B.!
-- Ruth McNally Barshaw