Merry Christmas everyone! A day late. I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas and all the gifts. Speaking of gifts...I wanted to share with you an illustration I did for my husband's parents. His family loves camping and they've been doing family camping vacations since my husband was little. A few months ago they had a yard sale and came really close to selling their camper, which they took on their camping trips. They created a lot of special memories together, which most times included their camper. As a gift to them for Christmas, I wanted to illustrate the camper so that every time they see it, those memories can keep coming to life. Enjoy!
I think it's finally time I show all of you what I've been working on all semester of my senior year! For those of you who weren't able to make it to the Senior Show, I want to show you what you missed and also share with you my process of how I came up with my idea.
So here it goes...
For my thesis I wanted to combine my two loves. Children's book and caricature portraiture. When I was growing up, history was my least favorite subject. The way some history books were written just seemed so dull and boring! Plus, there were very little pictures, which is what made it somewhat bearable at points! So I thought, here was my challenge. How was I going to make history fun and interesting to learn for kids, but also include my love for drawing people?
So my concept turned into a children's book called "L is for Leader," which would be about influential leaders throughout history. If this book existed, it would be in an alphabetical series. For example, "S" would have a book just about scientists.
My thesis consists of the cover for "L is for Leader," 3 interior pages, one of them being a spread.
So finally, here are the images. Just click on the pictures if you would like to see them at a bigger size. Enjoy and let me know what you think!
I've really neglected my blog recently! These past couple of weeks have been crazy busy. My thesis is finally completed and now it's time to get ready for the Senior Show! Come on out to Lancaster for First Friday and to see my work and the work of my amazingly talented friends at 5:00 on May 3rd at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design! I will post all my thesis work on my website after the show.
Until then... check out this piece I finished yesterday from . It's a portrait of Mary Tudor a.k.a "Bloody Mary" drinking a Bloody Mary drink :)
Hey everyone! As promised, here is my album cover design for my favorite band, Owl City, which I did for one of my classes. I wanted to have a mix of detailed flowers and flowers that were more flat and graphic. I hope you enjoy and check out their music!!!
My goodness it was a chilly day! I hope all of you are staying warm! I feel like when it's this cold outside, there should be at least a little bit of snow to make this awful, winter weather a little more bearable. I love sledding. If it snowed I would have the chance to go sledding at least one more time before the weather starts warming up. Since it doesn't look like it'll be snowing anytime soon, I came up with a cartoon to help me cope with my pain :-) I hope you all enjoy and stay warm!
Hello everyone! It's been forever since my last blog post! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! My last semester of college has begun and I'm already back into the swing of things. I have a lot of busy days ahead of me, but I'm excited to get started on my thesis and a children's book that I will be self-publishing. Stay tuned for all that exciting stuff!
In the mean time... I had the opportunity the other day to sit back for a few hours and research art and artists who inspire me. I love doing this. It's important to step away from your own art to see what you can learn from someone else.
Here are some pieces that really caught my attention. The first two are Norman Rockwell paintings because the way he paints people and their expressions has always been a huge inspiration to me.
Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!
The Children's Theatre pamphlets with my published work arrived!
My fellow illustrator friends, whose work is featured on the front are: Alyssa Davis "Pinocchio," Alyssa Davis Charlotte's Web," Sara Goetter "Mr. Malcolm's Big Fat Crazy Science Show," Monique Connett "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," Hannah Brooker (Me) "Little Mermaid," Graey Erb "Cinderella," Monique Connett "Jungle Book," Brianna Detweiler "Jack and the Beanstalk," Sara Goetter "The Little Monsters' Big Halloween Adventure," Joshua Grilli "Pocahontas," and Hannah Brooker (Me) "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."
I am a freelance illustrator in the Harrisburg area. I work both traditionally and digitally. I love cartoons, drawing goofy faces, doodling and children's book illustrations. Thank you for visiting my blog and I would love to hear from you!