Inspirations and a new drawing

February 23rd, 2011

Here’s my latest drawing. I’ve been trying to think about things that I thought would be amazing when I was a child, and incorporating them into drawings. What kid doesn’t want to float up into the air in a patio chair?!

Last night I went to the Westside Illustrator’s monthly schmooze. We had to bring in books that inspire us and talk about how we got into children’s illustration. I’ve decided to share my inspirations and some books/illustrators that I admire. I decided to start an illustration career just under a year ago. When I was a kid my Mom was interested in children’s illustration. She used to draw me and my brther and sister all the time. We had tons of picture books. Some of my favorite books were Wump World by Bill Peet, ¬†Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig, Lyle, Lyle the Crocodile by Bernard Waber, and Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey.

More inspiration to come…

2 Responses to “Inspirations and a new drawing”

  1. Rose says:

    We read Blueberries for Sal to Isaac all the time – I love the simplicity of the drawings. I also love Sal as a character. Isaac especially loves the last picture in the kitchen – he likes to point out everything he sees. Thanks for sharing and like the newest drawing!

  2. Bob says:

    Friends of mine gave us Blueberries for Sal when Drew was born, we read it to both kids for years – I think I liked it more than they did.