Thursday, December 23, 2010

Kit Grady

Kit Grady
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Friday, December 17, 2010

Ginger Nielson

Merry Christmas to all and to all a Blessed New Year!  

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Kathleen Rietz

This is the spread I created for the month of September in the upcoming picture book "Prairie Storms", by Sylvan Dell Publishing, due for release in 2011.
Kathleen Rietz - website
Kathleen Rietz - blog

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Ginger Nielson

Illustration from Daniel and the Harmonica, by Rob Dubreuil, illustrated by 
©Ginger Nielson and Stemmer House Publishing
Ginger Nielson

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Penny Weber

acrylic collage on paper

I have a new website coming soon!
Please see more of my work at:
Penny is represented by WendyLynn & Company

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Kristi Valiant

Kristi Valiant

Mary Uhles

Long time, no post, so here's some new art from a piece that got a lot of praise at a recent SCBWI conference.

See more at www. or read my blog at

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Lisa J. Michaels

To see more of Lisa's illustrations, click here!
You can also visit her blog, Whimsical Scribbles,

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Old Sketch Finally Painted!

Finally got around to painting this sketch from one of my sketchbooks...

Working on adding ideas to my "Illustration To-Do" list...
And hoping that this zone of creating new pieces for the portfolio will stick around!!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Cathy June

Two Scoops Deluxe
Cathy June

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Kit Grady

New Book coming soon

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Roberta Baird ~ Up, Up and Away!

Would you like to fly in my beautiful balloon?
Promotional Piece by Roberta Baird

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sneak Peek of my next book!

Here is a sneak peek inside my next book, Stork Musters& Critter Clusters...

A surfeit of skunks acted like punks.

This is book 2 in a set of 3 of the Critter Series.
Book 1 was released in January, Lemur Troops & Critter Groups, can
be purchased via 4RV Publishing's site, Amazon or Barnes and

If you use Facebook to keep in touch with what your friends are doing,
I would like to invite you to stop by my fan page, Nikki Boetger Illustrations!


Saturday, June 26, 2010

Ann Pilicer

© Ann Pilicer

Friday, June 18, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Coloring Contest!

Starting today and ending June 22nd, I am having a coloring contest for my picture book, Lemur Troops & Critter Groups. The contest is open to children 10 and under. All you have to do is copy the sheet above and give to a child to color. Once the sheet has been colored, scan it and email it back to me and I will be posting them in a special slideshow and album.

Each child who enters will be put into a special drawing for a chance to win a book related prize. If for some reason you can't scan it, please contact me for a way to mail it in.


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Michelle Henninger

Teacher's Pet
© Michelle Henninger

Cathy June

Cathy June
From the book, "We Eat Food That's Fresh!"
Our Rainbow Press

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

Diana Ting Delosh

The Fox Bride's Daughter
© Diana Ting Delosh
Ink & Watercolor

To find out more about the illustrator, please visit her website at DIANADELOSH.COM and or hop over to her blog at THE HARE ILLUSTRATERE.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Here Piggy, Piggy...

This little piggy was my doodle for today...

I am going to start trying to soften my illustration look...
I love my linework, but have found that a lot of jobs pass me by because it is too heavy for such soft looking characters.. I also want to toy around with making my digital work look more like a traditional method of painting or maybe even color pencil...

This was just something I did while on a break at the day job. It is done in Photoshop with a dry brush...

I like it for a quick sketch...

Oh, and I truly am sorry for not blogging here for a long time.
I am working diligently on a few projects that I am not allowed to talk about. And with holding a day job too, I don't have much time left over to do new art just for me...


Monday, May 3, 2010

Roberta Baird

Promotional Piece by Roberta Baird

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Ann Pilicer

Zoo Babies Splash Time
Digital Portfolio
© Ann Pilicer

Monday, April 12, 2010

Anette Heiberg

Jungle animals, pattern
Anette Heiberg -

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Cathy June

Star Gazing
pastel on paper
© Cathy June

Thursday, April 8, 2010

patrice barton

Layla Queen of Hearts
by Glenda Millard, pictures by Patrice Barton
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) April 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Ann Pilicer- Maya's Neighborhood Pet Care
©Ann Pilicer

Friday, March 19, 2010

Penny Weber

Ashitaka and Yakuul from Princess Mononoke.
Please view more of my work at

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Ginger Nielson

Scared of your own shadow?

Cathy June

pastel on paper
© Cathy June

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Cathy June

Super Max Puzzle
mixed media on paper
© Cathy June

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Lisa J. Michaels

Alphey swings in the playground in, "Alphey Loves Letters"
Rendered in Pencil & Photoshop, copyright 2010.
To view more of Lisa's illustrations, visit

Monday, March 1, 2010

Wet Kitty

From the picture book Hello Potty. I truly enjoy drawing animals doing "human like" activities. Although we know a kitty wouldn't play in a wading pool, let alone wear a diaper, I love drawing scenes that make it look feasible.

Image from the cover of Song For A Giraffe by Michael LaLumiere and Kim Messinger.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


From the picture book, DANCING DREAMS, to be published by Accord Publishing, fall 2010.

Kristi Valiant

Monday, February 22, 2010

Lemur Troops & Critter Groups

A drove of cattle wore bells that rattle.
A leash of foxes hid under boxes.

Hey all!!!

My second book, Lemur Troops & Critter Groups is now available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes & and on the 4RV Publishing web sites.

The author, Rena Jones, has put together a series of rhyming sentences that introduce animal congregations to children. The illustrations take those silly sentences a step further and put the animals in humanistic scenarios and provide humor for children and adults.

Also, visit Rena or I on Facebook and join the Critter Series fan page!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Penny Weber

Arcylics for portfolio

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Mandy Hedrick

3 fish
portfolio piece
© Mandy Hedrick
Please visit Mandy's blog or website

Monday, February 8, 2010

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Diana Ting Delosh

Groundhog Awakes!
© 2010 Diana Ting Delosh
Ink & Watercolor