Friday, October 29, 2010

The Tea Party

A preliminary sketch for a future promo piece. The monster is a bit of a glutton by eating all of the cupcakes which angers the other guest.
Russ Cox 

Monday, October 25, 2010

Ice Cream Sunday

from Hazel Mitchell

Ice cream with grandpa! It's a special time.

The sketch is hand drawn with a dipping pen and coloured in Photoshop. 
This is how it started out ....

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Who we are

Hazel Mitchell 
I illustrate and write children's books and work on commercial illustration and design. My latest book is 'All Star Cheerleaders - Tick Tock, Taylor' by Anastasia Suen from Kane and Miller Publishing, a series of 4. You can find me scribbling away in Maine, USA.

Russ Cox - Smiling Otis Studio
Russ likes to draw and paint colorful pictures while wearing Chuck Taylors. Growing up in the South, he was always drawing or pulling weeds in the garden. Today he draws on his adventures (and misadventures) to create his world. When not in front of his drawing board, he is usually driving his wife crazy with his banjo playing or teaching his four cats to sing Bohemian Rhapsody.

Fred Koehler - Almost Giant
Fred usually gets along with kids better than grown-ups because so many adults have forgotten how to make believe. He is enamored with illustration and the art of storytelling, and splits his time between children's books and a day job in the advertising industry.

Sheralyn Barnes
Sheralyn lives for the ethereal moments that she experiences in this great pool of life as much as the whimsical moments she experiences in the kiddie pool of her imagination. In a perfect world, she would spend her days watching squirrels. If she could come back in another life, she would probably BE a squirrel.
SCBWI Gallery

Debbie Ohi
A chronic doodler since childhood but formerly a writer by trade, Debbie was startled into children's book illustration through the SCBWI. Creepycute monsters intrigue her. Her first picture book: I'M BORED by Michael Ian Black (Simon & Schuster, 2012). She is being mentored by Cecilia Yung of Penguin USA, and is represented by Ginger Knowlton of Curtis Brown Ltd.

John Deininger
I’ve spent a lifetime escaping through story, crafting both words and pictures. Some of my favorites include robots, cats, waffles, and mustaches. I’m currently developing several picture books for kids, with the incredible help of my agent, Rubin Pfeffer, of East West Literary.