character design

Mice Are Nice

I painted a series of mice going on an adventure in the woods. I grew up in the lush wooded hills of southern Wisconsin where spent many happy hours wandering the woods, building forts with my brother and sister. I love to the feel of earth between my toes.

In these paintings, I had a lot of fun with the mark making in the negative space.

Spunky Monkey

All summer I've been studying Character Design and character driven picture books. This is a sample of a character I developed a few years back. It's nice to visit with your drawings after not seeing them for awhile. It's funny, I saw it and I still like her. So, I redrew and reworked this one based off an old sketch. I'm glad I did.