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November Roundup

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A little roundup of bits and bobs I’ve been up to recently:

– after signing up with my Agency, I’ve been working on some really fun book projects that I can’t wait to share with you. One of them is Christmas themed and I’m currently working on the finals – candy canes, snow, decorations, treats for Santa and a big chunky turkey are all in it!

– I’ve been enjoying illustrating and creating different children’s characters wearing some funky and fun outfits and I’m really happy with all the lovely comments I’ve been getting on them. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you’ve probably seen some of them. My sketchbook is full of them lining up to get colored so, expect more in the future.

– some new birthday card designs are coming soon and I also have NEW work available for licensing.

Happy Friday, everyone!

Welcome Fall!

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Well… sort of.
It’s October 3rd (Mean Girls, anyone?) and we’re still getting 25+ºC  where I live. I’m still wearing tshirts and no socks for crying out loud!
Aside from that this time of the year that leads to Christmas and Winter is by far my favorite season, everything makes me happy – the chilly weather, the rain, the need to wear a super cosy jumper on top of a polar pajama because it’s that cold, pumpkin soup, pumpkin cake, roasted chestnuts, comfort made in the oven meals, fireplace, fairy lights everywhere and eventually the whole joy and spirit that comes along with Christmas. Basically the minute October arrives, I’m a super happy camper till January! Happy Monday, everyone!

Colour Collective

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Recently I’ve been joining on Twitter a weekly illustration challenge where you make work based on a single colour called: Colour Collective. Artists are allowed to use any medium, style and theme they want, the only requirement is for us to incorporate the weekly color into our work. It has been a lot of fun to see everyone’s work every Friday while interacting with other artists – the  community is super friendly and encouraging. It has also been a great way for me to keep creating fresh new portfolio pieces like these two.

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May & June Roundup

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A little roundup of bits and bobs I’ve been working on recently:

– portfolio pieces focused towards children’s illustration and character design;

– christmas prints that soon will be available for licensing;

On another news, I (finally!) joined Twitter. I know it has been around for a while now, but for some reason I never really understood how to navigate the platform. Yesterday, 30 minutes after signing up I think I got the hang of it. You can follow me here.

Also, do you remember the e-course I took on ‘Illustrating Children’s Picture Books‘? I wrote a review here on my blog in case you missed it. Sabina and Denise teamed up once again to create a workshop where you’ll be able to learn all about the current and emerging trends for the 2017 Kids Market. It’s called Kids Trend Workshop and starts June 10, 2016.

Happy Tuesday everyone!