The journey of this wordless book continues as Puppy follows his instincts and is naturally guided down the path, in the direction of a new character named, Charlie. Immediately these two had an instant connection and became best friends.
Recently I have been working on my next children's book. As an artist, visions of what the art for the picture book will look like comes to me easy. Ideas and concepts for new books also come easy to me in a similar manner; I have lots of ideas! However, actually writing the stories and flushing out my ideas usually takes up more of my time. I can flush out an idea and write out a concept, but it doesn't always read or flow well.
I currently have a few picture book ideas that I am working on. The great think about being creative and having all these ideas is deciding what happens and also creating the artwork as well. I see how the illustrations are going to look in my mind and it gets me really excited to write.
Here are some drawings that I finished using watercolors in preparation for upcoming kids books.
I've been creating art for ages now, since before I was in high school, creating art was something I always wanted to do. High school is where I started to use ink as a medium. My love for ink art quickly grew and it's still one of my favorite mediums to work in.
I am told that my mom had read some Shel Silverstein poems to my brothers and I when we were younger, but I can't recall the poems or the artwork, but I am sure it's true. I recently picked up a couple of Shel Silverstein books with the suggestion from my wife. She had read his books back in the day and thought we shared a similar style. She was right! As soon as I picked up one of his books and saw Shel Silverstein's art, I instantly felt a connection.
Here are a few Shel Silverstein illustrations that I particularly find quite humorous.
I've been creating art in some form or another all my life and it's what I love to do.