First Draft of Illustration Style

Much love for my boyfriend da Vinci:

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
Leonardo da Vinci
Reading. Writing.  Illustrating.


Reading a list of 200 books to read before you die.  Second week in and almost done with 10.  All of them have like blown my mind!  I study them as I read and really respect rich vocabulary lexicon, how important a “central” character takes place and how the plot is what it is.

It is like art, you can let it melt your chemicals and it hurts so good.  I thought I would be reading in my spare time but all I want to do is read, write and draw.  Crazy and in a safe way I must.

I took off a quarter of teaching workshops where I volunteer but kept my volunteer jobs teaching some elderly retired women on drawing and watercolor (*I draw them beforehand).

Did a huge Princess Illustration this morning…totally out of my head how I like it.  I’ve also been kicking down some abstracts for parts of the story.  Getting a copy editor very soon but she I on vaca for awhile.  Gives me a chance to cement the table of contents.

I promise to post new images that I draw in groups.  Just fell in love with watercolored pencils that I got for xmas.  Sooo in love.

Tah tah for now and wishing you a happy New Year!!