Having trouble remembering your 7 times tables? Can't seem to divide 84 by 4? Or maybe, just maybe, you've got a child who needs a fun and simple way to practice their math facts so they can ace those pesky pop quizes.
If any of these fit your situation, have no fear! Robo Math is here!
Helo Games invited me to created the art for this awesome App and it's been on the 'What's Hot' top 20 page in Educational Apps on the iTunes store for weeks. Pretty mathtastic, huh?!
Just a quick note about the Gallery Nucleus Harry Potter show... There's only 11 days left! There were a couple pieces I wanted to buy but wasn't quick enough on the draw and they went to other loving homes. Oh well.
Also, I'm pleased to announce that 1 of my 2 pieces is still available. Harry seeking the snitch has sold but Voldemort (Voldy to his friends) is waiting to adorably terrorize someone's wall. If you just so happen to like cute evil villains and would like to become his master, here's the link to the Gallery Nucleus website store:
I'm excited to announce that I've been inducted as the newest member of Studio Five! We are now a group of 7 children's book writers and illustrators in Orange and San Diego Counties who work together to make the best possible books for children. I'm looking forward to spending more time with my group member friends, learning and growing as artists.
Hey Gang! Just thought I'd share an 'in-progress' photo of the paintings I'm working on this week. I'm having so much fun with my ink and watercolor. It feels like I haven't held a brush in forever and I'm more than a little addicted!
I finished Voldemort last night (I need a title, any suggestions?) and will be painting Dumbledore/Harry today. That one's called "Alas! Ear wax!" Haha.
Here is a link to Gallery Nucleus if you'd like to check out the exhibition info. The show's July 9th at 7pm. Mark your calendars!
Gallery Nucleus has a tribute blog and upcoming exhibition on July 9th dedicated to one of my favorite things ever... Harry Potter!
I did this small painting (ink and watercolor) that will be included on the blog and in the show. I chose to depict Harry playing Quidditch because when I first read Sorcerer's Stone, that was one of my, "Woooow, cool!" moments with all the action and suspense and humor that comes along with the sport. And JKR did such an amazing job creating her own sport, too don't you think?! You know, I think if I were to ever play Quidditch, I think I'd like to be the seeker... or a beater :)
I plan on doing a few more of these little 5x5 paintings because they're just too much fun. My next one will have Dumbledore in it, I think. I love all the characters, but he may be my absolute favorite... or maybe the twins... or Mrs. Weasley... or... Haha, I can't decide!
I woke this morning and found a very exciting email waiting for me... childrensillustrators.com made me their Illustrator of the Month for March! I am so honored! Here's a screen shot of the home page today, (you can't see my name, but that's my little blue bird :-) and how cool is it that the current featured artist is my good friend Ken Min!
Woah, 2 posts in 2 days. Unprecedented! But I just had to tell you THIS...
Appy Entertainment just released a new App for the iPhone and iPad called Candy Rush and guess who created the art for it?! ME!
Candy Rush is a fun and fast-paced puzzle game where you run a Candy store and package candy box orders using assorted candy treats like truffles, chocolate covered strawberries, and candy canes in different combinations and special orders.
The guys at Appy are fantastic (and handsome) blokes who did an amazing job putting this game together. They were a delight to work with and get this, they even named the main character after me. LOL!
So if you'd like to meet Katie the Candy Shop owner and help her deliver candy boxes to her sugar crazy patrons, It would be beyond awesome if y'all would check it out! You can learn more about it, see more screen grabs and buy it here!
Hey all! So a little over a year ago, San Diego Gas & Elec called and asked if I'd create artwork for an 'ultimate tree fort' interactive website dedicated to teaching kids how to conserve resources. And today I just discovered it's live and working!
Basically, you scroll over elements in the fort and click the ones that move. Then information pops up with a characterization of the object you clicked on and you can also print out a coloring page of that character.
It's so great to see it up and animated. The genius web guys over at SDG&E did a great job!
I'm really proud and thankful to have been a part of this project. Not only is it so important to teach kids (and adults) the importance of conservation, but this project also took me back to my childhood summers when the neighborhood kids and I would go down to the canyon and build massive tree houses out of scrap wood, cloth and tarp. Our forts weren't nearly as cool as the one I got to design here, but they were pretty darn close (in our imaginations). Those were really great times but this time it was really fun to build a fort again without the splinters and bugs, haha.