Friday, December 13, 2019

Snowmen!

One of my favorite things to sketch during the winter holidays. I'm sharing these previously sketched snowmen, but hopefully next week I'll have something new!

Happy holidays!
-Joy

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Sunday afternoon tunes

A little music indoors on a cold Sunday afternoon. 
Happy Sunday!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Tis The Season Sketch

  Her favorite part of her new Christmas outfit are her comfy plaid pants.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Cranberry Love

When you love cranberries, you just can't help smiling.   
Happy Thanksgiving!!

Sunday, November 24, 2019

A little color

Because I have an addiction to buying colored pencils, I felt the need to justify my purchases by using a few today. Quick bear experiment in blue.

Friday, November 22, 2019

sleepy...

I'd like to be doing this right now.

I hope everyone gets to rest over the holidays! At least a little bit.

-Joy

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Note To You All

Thoughts of gratitude for each of you Sketchables, and for All of You who stop by our blog!
~ Priscilla

Friday, November 15, 2019

three bears (not THE three bears)

These bears were going to be part of a print on some sheets in an illustration.

Have a great weekend!
-Joy

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Dance studio

Mouse is getting into the studio. Mouse is a maniac! Maniac! On the dance floor.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Time For Thinking

Enjoying a break from life's demands to think up some November thoughts.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Cardigan


No idea where this came from. A page of randomness from the sketchbook!

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Last Day of Inktober

Here is how the month of Inktober ended for me. It is always a terrific challenge and I'm happy with how it turned out. Posting every drawing for the month over at my blog if you'd like to check them out.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019

A different perspective


These aren't new drawings, but something I remember changing specifically to a different perspective. The sketch on the left was the first version. I felt it was fun at first, but then wanted something more dynamic that wasn't just a side view. Is the sketch on the right better? I think so. What do you think?

I can't believe Halloween is almost here and gone. One of my favorite months and I wish I drew more Halloween themed things! Not to say I can't draw them whenever I want, hehee.

Have a great weekend!
-Joy

Sunday, October 20, 2019

1,2,3...1,2,3

Elephant and Mouse are taking advantage of some free time to dance the cha cha!
Happy Sunday!

Friday, October 18, 2019

cute, but deadly

A quick rework from a few years ago. Just to celebrate the season!

-Joy

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019

little polk-a-dot bikini

This is a tiny part of what I'm working on now.

Have a great weekend!
-Joy

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Inktober 2019

Inktober is once again upon us! Be sure to follow the #Inktober2019 hashtags to see what people are drawing this year. Happy inking!

Friday, October 4, 2019

Piggie antics!

This was a sketch from THE PECULIAR PIG before it was acquired by Nancy Paulsen Books. The style of the pigs was a bit more "cartoony" and their antics where definitely more humorous, hehee.

Have a great weekend!
-Joy

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Pencil Fun & Love

Remembering when I had to wear cat eye-shaped frames as a little girl and how I've loved pencils since forever.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

A little more mouse

Continuing to explore this mouse who I hear is a dance instructor. Maybe he'll teach his elephant friend how to cha cha cha next Sunday! In the meantime, enjoy the day.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Pirate girl sketch

Finally, here is the kid version of the pirate I posted a couple of weeks ago! I'm changing the characters from anthropomorphic animals to kids. The pose is a little stiff here, so I'll probably change it a bit.

Have a great weekend!
-Joy

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Mouse beginnings

This little guy (or gal) started out as a tiny dot on an elephant sketch a few weeks ago. S/he will be the perfect friend (or dance instructor?) for elephant.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Climate Strike- Sept 20-27


I'm re-posting this image because today is the Global Climate Strike #globalclimatestrike  Now is the time to take action on reducing our dependency on fossil fuels and stop letting the people who benefit the most from polluting our world abuse their power. What we do today affects our children's futures.

-Joy

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Me Time/Tea Time

 
My elephant friend is back, taking time for the important stuff. Hope you do too. Happy Sunday!

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Friday, September 13, 2019

Piggy or kiddo?


Here is a little pirate piggy character I was going to use for a PB manuscript I'm working on. Feedback from a couple of publishers mentioned that they would prefer all of the characters to be kids instead of animals. So, there you go. Now I'm reworking my sketches to be a variety of diverse, cutie kiddos! I may share a sketch of the human version of this little swash buckler next week.

Happy Friday!
-Joy

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Happy Cat Month!

and, just maybe it's also Happy Artist Trying New Brushes Month, too!!

Sunday, September 8, 2019

A little surprise

The elephant is back--this time he's in for a little surprise.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Family Portrait

Things don't always work out as expected when the photographer says, "CHEESE".

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Good Morning from Chicken

It is morning on the farm and Chicken apparently has lots to say.
(she always does, actually.)

Friday, August 16, 2019

Be a Good Listener

Here is another sketch of a little saying. Again in pencil and color pencil.

Have a great weekend!
-Joy

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Bee Doodles at SCBWI Summer Conference!

While at the SCBWI Summer Conference, bees kept showing up while I was listening to speakers, trying to take notes.  The one on the far left is me today...lots to mull over. So inspired!
Hope you are inspired by someone or something you've just seen or heard.  Happy Wednesday!

Friday, August 9, 2019

Take time...to listen to birds

I'm giving myself a little assignment to get myself drawing more. Illustrating some little "sayings". Plus I'm trying color pencils again.

Have a great weekend!

-Joy

Thursday, July 25, 2019

National Talk In An Elevator Day

Some of my sketches wanted to celebrate this last Friday in July holiday their way,
a day early. I said, sure why not.