Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sketchy Bear

Sketchy bear for a pb dummy I'm working on. Yeah, toned down the front paw's claws for the final sketch. Since this bear was grumpy up to this point in the story, I didn't think he needed to have FreddyKruegeresqe claws...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Doodles's been a while. Not quite sure what I'll do here (I'm sure that's painfully obvious by now). So this is a little doodle I drew while listening to a speaker at Kindling Words East this year.

I'm going to try to post a drawing a week. I would say a drawing a day, but, well...that's way too ambitious for this reluctant blogger. I know. Those of you who know me are, like: HUH? But, while I'm not adverse to the occasional navel-gaze, I usually do mine in private, or I bore my closest friends with a Navel Report (you know who you are, and I'm sorry). So, we'll see... maybe I'll just post pieces of art, or detritus, and keep the words to a minimum. (I can already hear you snickering. I mean, just look at how long I've rambled on about not feeling like rambling...)

Friday, March 6, 2009

KIKI's BLANKIE Pubs Early April!

Hi, folks!

My latest picture book (for the very young), KIKI'S BLANKIE, will appear in stores in early April. I'm proud of my little monkey and hope she gains some popularity "out there." Below is a little book trailer I made for her. Or you can view on YouTube. (

Please pass this along or post to your blogs!

Janie video

Thursday, June 12, 2008

So, here's the final Gilda Jean (the Guinea Fowl) image... I added the safety pin (which is part of Gilda-J's "image" that I had in previous sketches of her), changed her sweater/jacket in the front, added the sprouting field, tweaked highlights and details in parts you can't really see on this blog (image size too small/rez too low).

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Rocker Finish

Hi. As promised, here's the final art for my little rocker girl. This is for my good friend, author Paula Yoo.
GOOD ENOUGH, her wonderful debut novel just came out. I created this art for her website []. It will be on there as soon as her webdude places it.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

How I work...

Thanks for the nice comments re: rocker girl!

Sherry asked how I created the sketch... I work in Corel Painter for this type of sketch. Sometimes I continue to work digitally and will finish the piece all in Painter (with color tweaking in Photoshop). Other times, I print the sketch onto watercolor paper (140 lb) hot press or soft press, paint it, scan it into the computer; and work over the top of it in Painter (dry media like artist pastel) to get it just how I want it.

I will be finishing rock-n-roll girl in Painter.

Rockin' Author Sketch

This is a sketch for an "icon" I'm creating for a friend's website. Finish will probably be black line and flatter color (not washy watercolor). BUT, one never knows what will come out of the pen, stylus, paint brush!