Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Illustration Friday "NEST"

The theme for Illustration Friday this week is "NEST"...  I did this illustration for a SCBWI conference a few years ago... for a poster contest with the theme "A Whole New World"... it won Third Place in the People's Choice category!


Saturday, September 17, 2016

I just put this entry in my datebook— not a very detailed illustration, but I think it sums up how  many of us are feeling about this election... !!!


Friday, September 9, 2016

Illustration Friday!

Hello -- the topic for Illustration Friday this week is "ORANGE" -- here is my submission... created digitally w/my Wacom tablet...    




Thursday, July 14, 2016

did you get one?



If not, then you're not on my mailing list!  Shoot me an email and I'll be sure you get this postcard and all future mailings.  beckymalone@yahoo.com

This postcard featured two images from "Goodnight, Good Dog", written by Mary Lyn Ray and published this past November by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.  

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Illustration Friday with my new Wacom tablet...

Two new developments:

1.  I bought a Wacom tablet and am having a really good time discovering all that it can do — it's truly amazing.  I've been able to replicate my painterly style digitally — and am excited to explore how it will effect my work going forward ... to be able to "save as" or "Command-Z"... to work in layers... I think it will really free me up — I'll be able to explore options and be braver with my choices going forward.  YAY — it's exciting.

2.  I'm going to start submitting illustrations to the Illustration Friday blog... starting today... here's my first one — the theme this week is "TORNADO" — I did a quick pencil sketch last night, scanned it, then did a quick digital sketch over it.  I was glad to discover that sketching w/my Wacom looks just as natural as if I used a pen or marker... FUN!!!

XO


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

A thrill...

It was a thrill to see a review of "Goodnight, Good Dog" in yesterday's Boston Globe... a link to the online review is here and the pic below shows how it looked printed in the paper.  Thank you Nicole Lamay for the nice review!!


Monday, November 16, 2015

Spotted

Goodnight, Good Dog is in bookstores!!  I spotted it this past weekend... shelved right at eye level smack dab in the center of the picture book section at Jabberwocky in Newburyport, Massachusetts.  Yay!