Monday, December 10, 2012

Holiday Postcard

Happy Holidays!  My holiday art this year illustrates the poem “Little Village” written by my talented friend Terry Webb Harshman. It was first published in The Poetry Friday Anthology compiled by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong. Terry is a published poet, children’s book author, and the editor of Turtle Magazine for Preschool Kids and Humpty Dumpty Magazine.

The illustration for “Little Village” was drawn on Strathmore 400 Series Drawing Paper
and subsequently painted in Photoshop.
 It's great fun for me to feature real pets in my illustrations. Bailey Jean Devansky is a local beagle who visits my studio while on a perpetual quest for a treat. I thought of her while sketching a dog peeking in the window.

The tiny cat in the village (standing in the alley next to the bakery) was inspired by the real life Mac Vargo. Mac and his sister, Tosh Vargo, are regularly featured in my art.

Currently the elves in my studio are busy putting the final touches on my annual holiday postcard and hope to get them delivered before Valentine's Day. Thanks for stopping by to see my new holiday art!