So, I meant to write this over the holiday season but time got away from me and even though this is from a Christmas Book I wanted to share this part of the project with all of my foodie friends or any of you who have a sweet tooth.
In Jet the Frog’s Big Imagination at Christmas there was one scene I was both excited and dreading drawing. The line read something about a giant palace made of candy. This invoked images of Candyland and Willy Wonka. The ideas were endless but then came the task of creating them all. Continue reading
Christmas cards, why did we all stop sending them? Are we too busy? Do we not plan ahead? Is it too expensive? Do we just feel like we don’t know what to say? Whatever the reason the sending of Christmas cards is dying out but I am and have been determined to bring back the joy of “snail mail”. Continue reading
Jet the Frog’s Big Imagination at Christmas Part 1 & Part 2 gave you insider information in one of the most complex scenes of the book. However, there is another equally complex scene. The parade. Continue reading
Jet the Frog’s Big Imagination at Christmas (part 1) began giving you a loot at someone the MANY hidden gems in this adorable children’s Christmas picture book. Towards the end of the book there’s a scene with the Jet and Soren sitting in the living room enjoying their favorite Christmas story together. This living room was decorated to give Jet his big Christmas adventure. So decorating it I had to give this a lot of thought. Continue reading
Are you looking for a gift for a little one in your life? What better gift than a fun picture book about a frog who learns and imagines all the Christmas has to offer! Continue reading
When mapping out my site I knew that I wanted to make categories to hone in on ingredients. Because of this I would need images for the top of each of the categories. When thinking about what the the images for the meat ingredients I wanted to not just show a cut of meat but instead the whole animal. Continue reading
Now that it’s November it’s time to start thinking about all of your Christmas planning. Yes, Thanksgiving is coming up but hopefully you already have that planned. Now, since there isn’t much to do on that front it’s time to think about Christmas Cards and any other preplanning you need to be doing. Continue reading
When working on launching my blog I discovered that I would have to do a lot of custom artwork for my blog. The template I picked out allowed me to put featured images on pages and categories. This was going to be the image that would be seen before a reader picked a post to read. That meant the image needed to be something that captured the essence of what the reader might encounter. Continue reading
Working on my blog I keep running into situations that need “featured images” and or course I have to come up with something that reflects me as an artist.
I didn’t want to do pictures of dishes I have made since they will get their own posts when when having categories to sort through my posts I want images to support the categories. That’s when I came up with the idea for “food caricatures”. Continue reading
This was an illustration I titled: Everyone needs their own fairytale. I used Snow Whites cottage as inspiration but used a series of 7 of my personal photos from Scotty Castle and my own yard to create the reference concept. Continue reading