Monday, January 31, 2011

New York Showcase by Hazel Mitchell

My piece for the Art Showcase at the recent SCBWI Winter Conference.
This piece is graphite with colouring in Photoshop.
Thanks for stopping by Pixel Shavings!
Hazel Mitchell

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Waiting for Spring..... by Sheralyn Barnes

With Groundhog's Day nearly upon us, thoughts are turning to spring.....
which still seems    so    far     away....

Here's hoping that it's coffee in this guy's cup and not warm milk!

Thanks again for checking in! Hope the weather is good wherever you are!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

"Almost Giant" by Fred Koehler

I did the sketch for this illustration about two years ago. Last night, I came a step closer to finishing it. I started this journey alone. Today, through the SCBWI, I've had the pleasure of meeting and being critiqued by a myriad of phenomenal artists such as Dan Santat, Janeen Mason, all of my friends here at Pixel Shavings and most recently Caldecot winner Paul Zelinsky. I believe I'm taking significant steps forward as a storyteller, and I owe a debt of gratitude to each of you. We do stand on the shoulders of giants, and I just want to say "thanks" for offering me a leg up. Cheers.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Pool Party by Russ Cox

©2011 Russ Cox/Smiling Otis Studio

My latest promo piece to show in New York. It is done digitally in Adobe Illustrator CS5. I appreciate any feedback.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sheep-A-Skating by Sheralyn Barnes

Well I'm getting very excited about some techniques I'm learning to use with my graphite drawings. Here is my latest......

Here is the original pencil sketch
The colored version
and.....the painted version.
Having lots of fun! Thanks for checking in!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

Modern Frankenstein by Russ Cox

© 2011 Russ Cox | Smiling Otis Studio

This a piece that I completed to present at the SCBWI conference. I have included the sketch as well. I may submit it for the illustrator's review that is on Friday. A couple of additional illustrations are in the works. Thanks for taking the time to view the blog.

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Book illustrated by Hazel

'How to Talk to an Autistic Kid'
by Daniel Stefanski
illustrated by Hazel Mitchell
 is now available on preorder at Amazon

The book's Author is a 14 yr old with autism. 
This is a great book to help all children (and adults!) who may know or have contact with Autistic children.
The book is published by Free Spirit Publishing.

I created the drawings by hand with a brush pen and they are coloured in photoshop.

Thanks for visiting and Happy New Year!