wings: IF

Here’s an illustration for Illustration Friday’s theme Wings. My illustration only  has one wing, but it will do for this week! I drew this last year before my little girl was born. For her woodland themed room, I framed vintage illustrations of different types of birds. This is an illustration of a Barn Owl that I added to her little collection.



getting back to work

For the last year, I have mainly been taking care of our sweet baby, Minka. I have only been able to do a few pieces of design work over the last year. I love taking care of my little Minka, but I have so missed designing and illustrating. I have gained so much inspiration from my little girl. With every sketch, drawing and illustration that I work on, she giggles, sounds the animal sounds and loves everything I draw.

She is madly obsessed with owls, so I have so many owl sketches and illos made just for her. I hope to start posting some of my work progress. My goal is to make an owl book for her, hopefully turn it into a digital book/ipad app. She loves using the ipad, so an ipad app would be fun to make. I hope you enjoy seeing my progress. The last couple of years have been an amazing, blessed journey. I have more updates to share, so stay tuned.

Here is a quick shot of an owl illo sketch that I did this eve.


new illustration: waiting

I’ve been waiting on a lot of things lately, so the latest illustration is inspired by this.  I’m surrounded by mountains, farms and forests…and wildlife!  This new scenery has definitely effected my drawings.  Hope you enjoy this illustration.


Here is my drawing:


As you can see, I had an alternate intention with the trees.  I guess creativity took over.  I’m happy with both versions, but I painstakingly {lovingly} drew every single line in the bark of the trees.  Here is a closeup:

and a workspace process photo: