New Ocean Sketch

sketch of girls exploring a tide pool with mermaid behind rocks
{sketch for a new series}

Happy Friday everyone! In between teaching and lesson planning I’m still fitting in time to create new artwork and even some book design. It’s definitely been a busy Fall so far! Today, I wanted to share a sketch from a new series featuring 2 sisters having a few ocean adventures. In this scene, the girls are exploring a tide pool and came upon a feisty crab. Does it make you smile too?

There are 2 more illustrations in this series, which will be a surprise until they are completed. The illustrations will be a combination of watercolor and gouache painting with collage backgrounds. The overall look will be very similar to my Hot Air Balloon illustration.

After a day of interacting with students and being on a lively campus, it feels restorative to sit down at my drawing table and quietly create my art. When you get into an “art zone” you loose track of time and it’s almost meditative. I’ve learned to appreciate my drawing table time even more now.

My birthday is next Frdaiy an D has something up his sleeve this weekend for us to celebrate. He’s being crafty and keeping it a secret. I do love surprises!

I hope you have a great weekend!