Picture Book Dummy

I have written a picture book. It’s called “Dirt Is Delicious!” and is about two worms who love eating dirt. Things happen…

I recently finished working on a dummy for this book. For those not familiar with picture book dummies, it’s essentially the book sketched out in full with one or two finished double page spreads and it’s used when you want to present your story to potential publishers or agents.

This is the first spread from my book:

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The book will be drawn in this style, using pen and ink and colored with watercolors.

If you have any interest in seeing the entire picture book dummy of  “Dirt Is Delicious!”, please feel free to contact me and I will send you a PDF!

Watercolor Test

I usually ink my drawings, then color them with water colors, but I’ve been inspired recently to try using only the paint. 


The technique really has some potential, although this little test didn’t turn out great. I went a bit too dark in places (also, this is a cell phone photo and not a real scan…). I really enjoyed the process, though, and will try it out some more.  

Chased by a Snowman

This is a pencil sketch I’m working on right now. It will eventually be a finished illustration in pen/ink and colored with watercolors. 

I try to work out most of the details in pencil before I start inking. I know a lot of illustrators like loose sketches underneath the inks, but I find working out most of the issues beforehand helps my sanity later on in the process. 

This is a whimsical drawing of a kid whose snowman comes alive and attacks him. A bit inspired by Calvin and Hobbes, I suppose. We’ll see how it turns out in the end…