Thursday, December 18, 2008


Endpapers for A Book of Nonsense.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Thesis Images

Illustrations for Edward Lear's Limericks from A Book of Nonsense.
"There was a Young Lady whose bonnet,
Came untied when the birds sate upon it;
But she said, "I don't care!
All the birds in the air
Are welcome to sit on my bonnet!"

"There was a Young Lady whose nose,
Was so long that it reached to her toes;
So she hired an Old Lady,
Whose conduct was steady,
To carry that wonderful nose."

There is also a beautiful sky-blue book-cloth bound dummy book...images coming soon.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Postcard & Artmarket

Artmarket is an arts sale at MICA on December 10-13th, 10am to 6pm in the Brown Center (the one that looks like an iceberg). Students and faculty sell fine art, crafts, jewelry, knitwear, books, clothing, prints, etc. I will have items at both the Knitting Club booth (fun hats) and the Illustration booth. (Hence the illustration of someone clad in various knitwear).

Monday, November 17, 2008

Just a little something

The bike will be lying, abandoned in a field, in the next illustration, but I had to give it it's own picture as well. [Bike: Hot glue, straws, wire, duck tape.]

Monday, November 10, 2008

Illustration Thesis

For the first semester of thesis I am illustrating four of Edward Lear's Limericks from The Book of Nonsense. Here are the first two.

There was an Old Man with a beard
Who said, "It is just as I feared!-
Two Owls and a Hen,
Four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard!"

There was an Old Person whose habits,
Induced him to feed upon Rabbits;
When he'd eaten eighteen,
He turned perfectly green,
Upon which he relinquished those habits.

Friday, May 9, 2008

The six images that follow were done for my Illustrated Book class.  The pop-ups were engineered and illustrated by myself and accompany Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky poem.  I started with sketches and then made a dummy book with mock-up pop-ups to size.  I then disassembled the pop-ups and traced their components, which I painted in gouache.  The paintings were scanned and printed out (double-sided prints), cut out, and reassembled .  The product is what you see below.  

Jabberwocky pop-up for: "One two! One two! and through and through his vorpal blade went snicker-snack."
Scroll down to see different views.  

Title page for Jabberwocky.  Bone on right is a pull tab that makes the tail wave.  

Jabberwocky pop-up.  Boy's sword moves to slice Jabberwocky when tab is pulled.  

Jabberwocky pop-up.  Side view of "with eyes of flame."

Jabberwocky pop-up for: 'The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame"

Jabberwocky pop-up for: "One two! One two! and through and through his vorpal blade went snicker-snack."

Friday, May 2, 2008

Baba Yaga Illustration
Text on image: As Masha stepped up to the door, who should open it but the witch, Baba Yaga. “Hello little girl, did you get lost in the woods?  Come in, let Grandmother take care of you.”  Before Masha could run away Baba Yaga had grabbed her arm in a claw-like grip and pulled her inside.  Baba Yaga locked her in a small room, cackling through the keyhole, “You stay there, my duck, while I go and ready the oven.” 

Baga Yaga Illustration
The character is made from wire, painted sculpy, fabric, and ribbon.  The hands and head can be removed from the wire armature and replaced with different ones so that the emotions can be changed.  The background is velvet, fabric, canvas, paper, and cardboard.  The rocks are felt and polyfil.  
Text on image: "But one summer day a teasing breeze snatched Masha's hair ribbon and bore it into the woods.  Masha ran after it and the breeze drew her further and further into the forest until she was lost."

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Illustration for "My World" poem through the Words on Wheels program, gouache on paper, 9.5"x 6.5", Spring 2008

Colorful Creatures, sculpy, acrylic paint, canvas and polyfil, lengths from 8" to 28", Fall 2007

Whereisland Map, gouache on paper, 12.5"x 28", Fall 2007

Whereisland Map with Creatures, map: gouache on paper, creatures: ceramic painted with acrylics, map 12.5"x 28", Fall 2007

Gemini, lino cut, 4.5"x 5", Spring 2007

Monday, April 21, 2008

Roller Girl Poster, gouache on paper, 11"x 17", Fall 2007

The Borrowers, gouache on bristol, 6"x 7.25", Fall 2007

Playing Card, acrylic on paper, 6"x4.5", Fall 2007