Friday, February 23, 2007

Goodies in the mail

Yippee! Samples in the mail! All the fun projects I've worked on last year is starting to show up on my doorsteps. Yesterday, I got two packages in the mail. One was a cute phonics book:

Another was Mix and Match Memory puzzles I did for Cranium. The two titles, "Come on Down to the country" and "Follow me to the Sea" should now be in stores-I havent seen them yet in the stores but I will definitely be on the look out. They are also available on Amazon:

Thanks for visiting and have a good weekend!

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

SFG Challenge: Board Games

I saw the SFG challenge for this week and had to dig these up from my old computer. They are from way back when I inked a drawing, scanned it in, colored it in photoshop- and thought it was the coolest. The game pieces were the these blobs of "germs" and the objective was to get to the smelly armpit. But watch out for Deo the Deodorant! Believe it or not, this was part of my senior thesis when I was in school.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Illustration Friday-Gravity

Something a little different this week. I've been working on this self promotion piece on space and aliens but I won't have time to finish it this week. So this is a sketch/color comp... good to change it up and show my actual hand drawn lines.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Year of the Pig

Happy Chinese new year! Above is a poster I did for Scholastic. This may look familar because I posted the different zodiacs separately a while back. Don't know what animal you are? You can find out here. I am a dragon and they are the best, haha!

Funny how 2006 was the year of the dog...look at what I got from my valentine-chocolate doggies! They are too cute to eat!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Illustration Friday-Crash

Wow! Thank you so much for everyone who came to visit my blog and left all the lovely comments. It was a nice surprise and very exciting to be the pick of the week at IF! It even pushed me harder and continue to do what I love to do, so thank you. Here is another fun piece... just in time for valentine's day.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

A Swap and talented friends

A swap with Anette- look at the beautiful illos. Plus, she did a drawing of a chicken for me! (Thank you!) We are part of the Illustration for Kids group, and recently started a blog. I couldn't of survived without these talented ladies. I am grateful for meeting them when I did- I had just started to freelance and it was so important to have a support sytem in place. Most of the time, I am alone working on projects, and sometimes you just need a fresh eye on things and get some feedback.

Another talented friend Nadia-she is an awesome art director in advertising and always gets me un-stuck when I am in a bind with an idea or sketch. She just launched her website Go check it out, will ya?

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Illustration Friday-Sprout

This idea came to me and I wanted to execute it quickly- mostly thinking about simple shapes and a limited palette. Poor Mr. Tomato.


I have been tagged by Anja to list six weird things about me. (Thanks, Anja!) Let's see...

1.The words "Bod" (short for Body) and "hubby" (short for husband) makes me if you say "hubby's bod" I may just kill over.

2. Very scared of Chinese hopping vampires.

3. I like using sound effects when I talk.

4. I love play food/toy groceries, drawings of food.

5. A big fan of the anime series Naruto and have been watching it nonstop on YouTube for the past few months.

6. A disturbing amount of chicken things in my home. 80% of it are gifts from friends/family. They are very good at feeding my addiction.

I tag Courtney, Emila, Chris, Shawn, Paula and Mrs. B. Have fun! :-)