9 out of 12 birds I did in Micron pen and watercolor for my wedding. Instead of having table numbers we named tables after birds that are special to us. At each table was a print of the bird and a short story of why that bird is important to us. We are bird-watchers… does it make sense now that I tell you that?
Inspired by the title of the book The Yellow Birds which is currently on the New York Times Bestseller List. It is a watercolor painting. I know most people don’t care, but I am a birdwatcher bird freak so here’s a list of the birds from left to right (they are all can be found in Columbus): Northern Parula, Barn Swallow, Yellow Warbler, American Goldfinch (Male), Cape May Warbler, Indigo Bunting, Yellow Warbler, American Goldfinch (Male), Palm Warbler, Barn Swallow, American Goldfinch (Female). The tree is an American Sycamore (my favorite tree!). I know. I am a nerd.
This is an illustration for the children’s book I am working on (Mrs. O'Keefe’s Ducklings
Next to Mrs. Opossum was another animal. He had big front teeth and was eating something yellow. “What kind of animal are you? What are you eating?” Pokey asked. “I am Mr. Woodchuck and I am eating corn on the cob. I love vegetables,” he said.
Thumbnails for my first senior year project. I am going to do a children’s book illustration of Abraham Lincoln. I watched a bio on him to get some research, and wow! He was really interesting. For example, he grew a beard because an 11 year old girl sent him a letter telling him he would look handsome with one. This should be a fun project. Below is my moodboard for the painting. The top illustration is a Jerry Pinkney painting. Love him so much!