people have written in asking to see more of my art. The truth is, I'm
creating art all the time, using many different media (as you'll see below)
- whether I'm illustrating a book, creating an animation on my computer
for my company (FableVision), painting a watercolored greeting card to
send to a friend, or simply doodling while on long plane flights! It would
be impossible to share, or even remember all the art I've created, but
I'm happy to be able to share a sampling of my art with you here. Keep
checking back to see new additions!
on the thumbnail images below to view a larger picture of my art.
Many projects require several rounds of rough
sketches before the final version is approved. The author, the editors,
and my family and friends often will weigh in with ideas and opinions
that help evolve a piece. Here are some samples.
are some images from my collection of watercolors - though I use a variety
of things to paint with - gouche is my favorite. It is opaque enough to
build lighter colors on darker ones. I also don't just use water to thin
my paints – I use anything wet... including tea, soda, milk - even
the dew from blades of grass if I am painting outside.”
Drawings (pencil or pen - and sometimes a little paint)
These are from my collection of the thousands
of images I have created "for no reason" - many of them are
from back of envelopes, or on napkins, or on my favorite Italian blank
note cards I carry around with me to capture ideas that just flow out.
I often revisit these images for inspiration for my next book project.
I began saving my doodles & drawings in about 1995 stuffing them in
to old lunchboxes or my favorite - old tin picnic boxes.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE real paper, dipping my old fashioned crow-quilled pen
into real ink and swooshing my real brush into real watercolors.... I
DO love my computer and the tools I can use to create art on it. Macromedia
Flash is one of my favorites, teamed up with my Wacom Graphire3 Tablet
and Pen. Here are a few of the images created in this digital medium.
with digital doodles and drawings, I create a lot of digital animations
using the program Flash, like this floating, tumbling boy...
here to see an animation by Jack, a second grade student from Maine
who learned how to animate with Flash following a little Flash tutorial
I created, which you can find at http://www.fablevision.com/flash
and Other Art
Even though you may
be more familiar with my art that I created on paper, canvas, or computer,
I never limit myself when it comes to expressing my creativity. I like
to draw and paint on almost any blank surface I can find! And once in
a while I'm inspired to express my creativity through other mediums besides
paint... like when I create sculptures! Below you will find a sampling
of art I created on surfaces other than paper, or computer... and I'll
be adding images of some of my sculptures soon.