Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sketchbook Doodle

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sketchbook Doodle

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Happy Song

A tip to feel elated: Handel's Solomon (HWV 67).  It always makes my day!

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Writing Process: Author/Illustrator Blog Tour

I got tagged by the extremely talented author-illustrator friend Lisa Anchin.  I first met Lisa at the 2012 SCBWI Summer Conference, where we both won a Portfolio Showcase Mentorship Award.  Her adorable, whimsical and lively characters always inspire me and make my day!  Check them out here on her blog!  I absolutely look forward to A Penguin Named Patience, a picture book illustrated by Lisa, written by Suzanne Lewis, and published by Sleeping Bear Press.  The book will be out February 2015.  Yay~!

By Lisa Anchin

And here is my Q&A for the Author/Illustrator Blog Tour:

1.  What am I currently working on?

I recently finished illustrating a picture book called Two Girls Want a Puppy (written by Ryan and Evie Cordell, published by HarperCollins), which will come out Summer 2015.  At the moment, I am putting together my portfolio for the upcoming SCBWI Summer Conference.  I am also working closely with my wonderful agent Joanna Volpe (New Leaf Literary & Media) on several book project ideas and dummies.

2.  Why do I write what I write?

I tend to write stories for my younger-self –– stories I know I would love as a child.  I like something light, with a sense of fun and adventure.  I also like history, so I try to integrate that into some of my stories.

3.  How does my writing/illustrating process work?

I doodle and sketch daily.  These drawings form a basis for potential characters for upcoming stories.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Hello Cousin Boar!

Shape of Piggie's snout refined recently to differentiate him from a newly casted character: Cousin Boar.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Character Development

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Little Animals Go to School

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Loud Cats

Beautiful dream reading an illustrated adventure book got interrupted by two wandering cats-duet 4am.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Creating Characters

Thursday, June 12, 2014


Monday, June 09, 2014

World Cup Fever

World Cup 2014 kickstarts this week!  I'll be supporting my favorite team wholeheartedly.

Monday, June 02, 2014

Where's This Little One From?

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Girl Scout Cookies, Sir?

Monday, May 26, 2014

Hades and Cerberus

Friday, May 23, 2014

Give it back, Hippo!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

When Dog Met Cat

Friday, May 16, 2014

More Balloon-Head Kid

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Piggie Travels

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Testing Out New Techniques

Monday, May 12, 2014

Back to the Drawing Table!

I took a healthy short break from drawing last week (more on that in another post to come).  Now I am fully charged and am ready to dive in the world of illustration once again!  :)