Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sketchbook Sunday

My how the week flies by. Another Sketchbook Sunday is here.

A quick thumbnail sketch I did for a Fourth of July series I am trying to pull together for an arts and craft show I'm doing this weekend. I'll work on the expressions in the painting if I actually get to it.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sketchbook Sunday

Another week, another Sketchbook Sunday......

I drew this for my new website. This is the sketch before I added texture in photoshop.

A little Sunday doodle!

a preliminary drawing for a painting for my niece.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sketchbook Sunday

Another week has flown by. Sketchbook Sunday is here again. We have three artists this week. Here they are.

Although I have a sketchbook, I will often draw on pieces of copy paper. Somehow I love the blank page set before me. At this stage I spend time working out ideas and will often have many attempts and scribbles ... some not so pretty. Sometimes when color is needed to express my ideas I will often take notes of the colors I used for reference in case I take it to a final piece.


These are some thumbnails sketches I did for a series of pirates I'm working on.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sketchbook Sunday

One of the regular features on our blog will be Sketchbook Sunday. Participating artists will give you a peek inside their sketchbooks. It may be something they are working on that week or it could be something from the deep, dark past that they dug out just for fun. These aren't finished drawings and a lot of times will be very rough but we hope it will give people interested in our art some insight into how we work. This week we have four artists who have opened their sketchbooks for us, without further ado, here they are.

"Sketching what's on my mind.
Thinking I should probably be doing the laundry."

"Planning a new painting all about the famous Alice!"

"This a sketch for a possible mural I will be doing for a boy's room."

"I thought about making some doll images and since I´ve always been fascinated by the quirkiness of string puppets I started to make some sketches.
My first pencil doodles are usually quickly replaced by some ink tries before I decide to use an idea and to redraw it on nicer paper. That is why my sketches miss the roughness of pencil doodles.

I think I like the left one and will probably finish it digitally, since very often the first sketches turn out to be the best."

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Welcome to the home of the Etsy Children's Art Street Team. We are a group of artists that make storybook art and illustrations for children and for the child in all of us, young and old. Of course, our art isn't just for kids but for anyone looking for a little bit of wonder or whimsy. Our team is a wonderful collection of artists from all over the world who have come together to share and grow. Make sure to check the blog often. Some of our artists will be offering a look into their sketchbooks to give people an idea of their process. There will be features on all of our fascinating artists, as well as updates on monthly themes, sales, and a collaborative narrative work that you won't want to miss. Below you will find some examples of just a few of our artists. Make sure you visit everyone's shop listed on the right. You won't be disappointed. Thanks so much for visiting!