Thursday, May 25, 2017

Recent Kid-Lit Illustrations

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Right now, I'm in the long and arduous process of finding a kid-lit agent or agency that's the right fit for my work.  My fellow artists knows that this means generating a huge amount of new work- for every piece that's portfolio worthy, there are several that just don't make the cut.  After all, we want to include the best of our best work when applying to kid lit illustration agencies, right?

Below are a few samples of my most recent works

kidlit art, kidlit illustration, cute art
 Medium: Watercolor on Canson Moulin du Roy watercolor paper
Completed for: Ink Drop Cafe collective launch
Featuring: Kara and Pancake from the children's comic, 7" Kara


watercolor art, watercolor illustration, kidlit watercolor art
 Medium: Watercolor on Canson's L'Aquarelle watercolor paper
Completed for:  addition to my ongoing kid lit/ children's book illustration portfolio
Featuring: Kara from the comic, 7" Kara

kidlit art, watercolor illustration, watercolor for kidlit
Medium: Watercolor on Canson's L'Aquarelle watercolor paper
Completed for: Firefly Artisan Fair in Nashville, TN
Featuring: Kara from the comic, 7" Kara

digital art, cartoon art, kidlit art

 Medium: Traditional Inks and Photoshop
Completed For: Inks were for Inktober 2016, colors for Mermay 2017
Featuring: Nurse Shark Mermaid (own design)

digital art, kidlit art, cartoon art
 Medium: Traditional Inks and Photoshop
Completed For: Inks were for Inktober 2016, colors for Mermay 2017
Featuring: Sea Slug Mermaid (own design) 

digital art, cartoon style, kid lit art

 Medium: Traditional Inks and Photoshop
Completed For: Inks were for Inktober 2016, colors for Mermay 2017
Featuring: Musical Mermaid (own design)

These may not end up in my children's book illustration portfolio, but it's important to have variety to choose from when putting together a portfolio.  Working on interim pieces also allows me to maintain a daily presence on Instagram and Twitter.

Don't forget!  If you're interested in pursuing art education to further your sequential art dreams, apply for the NATTO scholarship this month!