Monday, June 17, 2013

Gone Fishin'

If you've noticed that things have been a little slow here on The Sketchables blog, well, you're not the only one. There have been a lot of changes for the five of us over the last few years, and life has grown bigger than any of us could have planned.

As a result, we're taking a group hiatus from posting. Some of us have book deals up to here, others are running crafty businesses, a few of us are juggling little ones at home with working on other projects, you get the idea. Basically, our energies are being diverted elsewhere.

Thank you all so much for your enthusiasm for our sketchy art. Thank you for the comments, the shared posts, the way you've cheered us on. We appreciate it so much, and hopefully, we'll be able to return to the blog one day and pick up where we've left off.

Don't forget to check out our individual blogs (on the sidebar) to keep up with each of us and our projects. Have a happy summer!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Hello New Week!

these bffs always share whatever snack they find on their little adventures.

it's time to celebrate Best Friends Day (June 8th).  Hope your week is off to a great start, and will be a wonderful one for you!

~ Priscilla

Friday, May 24, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend Cheers!

Wishing each of you wonderful ones who come by now and then to visit our blog ~ a
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

~ Priscilla on behalf of The Sketchables

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mother's Day/Dance Like a Chicken Day

Hello! Hello!

It's been quite a while since I've posted here to the blog, but this week I had a sketch that was already completed and fit the theme perfectly! Hooray for little miracles. ;)

This is a double page spread sketch that was assigned to everyone who attended SCBWI Houston's conference this April. Visiting art director Lucy Cummins gave us the choice of two prompts, and we submitted sketches, received revision notes, then brought the images to full color where Lucy critiqued the pieces in an open group. It was a lot of fun, and a great experience.

If you can't tell, this sketch is for the picture book CHICKS GONE WILD, illustrated by the fantastically talented Ward Jenkins. Lucy advised not to look up the book when she gave the assignment, but I was already familiar with it, and Ward's style. I had to distance myself from the book as much as possible. Fortunately, I had no problem doing that. I focused on keeping the home "country" and giving everything a Texas flair. It was a lot of fun, and I really enjoyed working with this groovin' momma and her little flock.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Monday, April 29, 2013

A New Week To Enjoy

Trissy and her best friends are trying out new doos, in honor of Hairstyle Appreciation Day coming up.
There is no limit to what one can 'doo' up for this special occasion, right?

A great excuse to observe, appreciate, acknowledge, and enjoy the hairstyles we see coming and going throughout our day and week!

- Priscilla

Monday, April 22, 2013

Hello New Week

Wishing you all a great week wherever you are, and whomever you are with to enjoy this time of the year ~  Happy Earth Day today!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Celebrating Librarians This Week

 went with this librarian's favorite colors ~ pinks and browns . . .  and, if books could speak ~

 Cheers to all the Librarians out there who are the caretakers of the places we go to and discover and visit over and over again -  BOOKS!  =)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


...the sweet innocence of a child's world before growing up and realizing most siblings won't see one another often enough.

created this image in honor of National Sibling Day, which is this week ~ April 10th.

I love my four siblings and treasure the time we share, whenever that can happen!  =)

Monday, March 25, 2013

A New Week

Rudy and Smarky always came away with treasures from their walks in the park with Mom.

Let's all celebrate National Walk In The Park Day ~ March 30th!


Monday, March 18, 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013

Middle Name Pride

Middle Name Pride Day happens to be on March 10th, which was yesterday, but we think it should be celebrated more than a day - so here goes!

Go out and let people know you are proud of your middle name!!

Happy Week to each of you!

- Priscilla  (P.S. I don't have a middle name lol)

Monday, March 4, 2013

A New Week To Celebrate

Before they checked out their books today, they wanted to make sure Miss Keri knew how very much they appreciated her. (everyone knew that strawberries were her favorite!)

They were not the best spellers, but they were an honest and happy bunch.

Happy "Write A Letter of Appreciation" Week!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Oh Peter...

I've always loved a lot of the imagery and characters in the story of Peter Pan. Here's a quick sketch from me of Peter telling his tales of adventure to his mermaid friends.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Fairy Tale Fun

Marcia also realized too late that the Big Bad Wolf should probably have been a little bigger.  Oh well.

This is in honor of "Tell A Fairy Tale Day" (February 26th).

She was so excited to tell this fairy tale to the whole neighborhood, but so far only Mrs. Vandberg came by on her way to the market.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Celebrating Kindness This Week

They have been wanting to make amends with the other pet in the family, and thought this week was a good time to start ~ Random Acts of Kindness Day is Feb 17th.

Time will tell.  

Happy Week to each of you!  ~ Priscilla

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Puppy Love

I hope everyone got a little love for Valentine's Day! Cookies are nice for the occasion, too.

Have a great weekend!


Monday, February 11, 2013

Priscilla ~ Valentine Week Fun

(someone needs to put a little love in her heart.)  Happy Valentine's Day Week to each of you!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Brrr, Winter Fun!

While Priscilla is off having fun in New York for the SCBWI Winter Conference, I've invited guest artist Hannah Contreras to share a sketch with us.

Hannah is a 16 year old art prodigy who aspires to have a career as a graphic novelist and illustrator.  

Friday, February 1, 2013

Winter Fun!!

We don't get much snow here in CA where I live, but thought what could be more fun in Winter than sledding?!

Have a great weekend!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Brr, Winter Fun!

sending out warm cheers to you all, whatever your 'Brr, Winter Fun' looks like!
~ Priscilla

Monday, January 21, 2013

Priscilla ~ National Hugging Day!

A tangled friendship.
All they wanted to do was give each other a hug in celebration of
National Hugging Day.
Oh well.
At least they're all set to enjoy a day of shopping together!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Two crafty bff's working on the backdrop for a school play.  There is more than one way to be a star! 

Monday, January 7, 2013

Priscilla ~ Hobby and Crafts Month

Chester was too busy having fun playing peek-a-boo with his snowman during craft time to hear the instructions being given about a smile.  He did finally end up drawing a really big mouth because his snowman liked to sing loud.

Happy Hobby and Crafts Month!