I decided to go ahead and add a blog post. I'am working on updating my website and found it a bit embarrassing that the last time I posted was the beginning of 2015. Woo time goes by quickly, In my defense I did have a baby and in her first year she left me little time for much else. I know there are crazy organized people out there who are able to take care for far more children, have clean houses and run successful home business( I have read about them online). I however feel very proud that I remembered it was trash day! Ah its really about the small victories.
Baby is finally sleeping thru the night and I'am enjoying my new found energy. This has allowed me time to start focusing on art again so I'm working on improving my art and my computer skills. I would love to share some of my experience in the upcoming weeks with some of the online resources I have come across. I have taken several of the Make art that sell web course as well as a course from atly.com and honesty loved it!!!
Talk to you soon,
Pattern design work from my atly class and Character work for the Make art that sells illustrating children's book class.
We had a couple of snow days here in Kansas, so it seemed like the perfect time to upload a snowy day coloring sheet. I finished my drawing off with watercolors in blues and grays with a pop of red. I also painted small white dots all over with acrylic paint once the watercolor had dried to look like snow.
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I hope you enjoy!
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These are a few of my original design ideas about Francis. I had original planned for the book to be in a square format. I knew from the start that I wanted the book to have vivid colors and for Francis to have a wide range of emotions and a very large tummy.
I say done but there is still a lot I need to do with marketing the book. hmmmmm, I'm going to have to think about that.
Self publishing took me longer than I thought it would. From having the original idea to signing the final forms with the publisher it has been about 4 years. I'm sure a more focused individual could have done it quicker, I however get side tracked with other projects. I'm glad no matter what I was able to stick with it and finally get it done. I'm very excited to see it in a book format.
My drawing a day project did not go that well. I did not think it would be that hard to do one little drawing a day. I was sadly mistaken. I have decided to try again at a later date. As for now I'm working on Self Publishing a picture book.
I hope this project is more of a success.