Friday, November 10, 2017

New art! Based on the poem by E.E. Cummings. "For whatever we lose (like a you or a me) it’s always ourselves we find in the sea."--E. E. Cummings #beach #childrensillustration #narrativeart
Detail from a piece I did for a recent session class with Giuseppe Castellano.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


Do you see my postcard, just right of the lower coffee cup? I'm thrilled to have another postcard featured in #mailersandcoffee (a weekly twitter post by Giuseppe Castellano @pinocastellano and his design assistant Olivia Kane @oliviakane27).

Monday, October 16, 2017

Pigling Bland, by Beatrix Potter

Here is the piece I did for October 14th SCBWI-OK illustration webinar with Giuseppe Castellano!

Thanks, Jerry Bennett, IC-OKSCBWI for organizing and Giuseppe for teaching us about children's book illustration. It was amazing to see all the variations on the Beatrix Potter stories.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

David Geister

My friend David Geister has been painting a series of three "World War One America" murals at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul for months. In this photo, you can see him work on Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. His pictures are full of the notable people during 1914-1918. Albert Einstein, Walt Disney and William Randolph Hearst are just some of the famous portraits that fill his paintings.
And David is such a great guy he handed me his painting palette and let me take a crack at his painting! President Woodrow Wilson stands in front of the memorial, next to Teddy Roosevelt.
Here I am painting the collar of Mary Pickford, Americas first sweetheart of silent film. The blue shadow just to the left of her chin looks out of place but he coached me on how to transition the values on the collar.

It is such a treat to see his work up close and in progress. There are so many figures to work on. Bravo, David!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Sub It Club

The Postcard Post features Alicia Schwab this month. Illustrator self-promotion tips galore. Come see!

Dwarf Nose, by Wilhelm Hauff

Here is the final art I made with the deliciously sinister Herbwise (herb) fairy from Dwarf Nose, a classic fairy tale by Wilhelm Hauff, with rich unforgettable characters and suspenseful turns. The main character, Jacob is cursed after insulting a wicked fairy at the market. The outlandish spell she casts on him will change his life forever. After seven years of hard labor, Jacob escapes his curse only to changed into Dwarf Nose. He must labor seven more years to break the curse and be reunited with his family.