An illustration based off the August 2017 prompt for SCBWI's Draw This. The prompt was "wild," so I painted my character Emi finding something pretty wild living among the house plants.
A Girl and Her Robot
This series of illustrations came from a realization I had that a lot of cartoons/films about people and robots have boy with a robot. Girls like robots, too! Coming up with a cute robot design was hard without being too derivative of what’s already out there (like Wall-E and Iron Giant) but I think I managed to pull a neat design together. I don’t have a name for the girl yet, but she loves aliens and Roald Dahl books. I intend to someday invent a story for these characters.
This series was featured in the SCBWI Iowa Illustrator Group Exhibition at the Urbandale Public Library.
"Maggie's Monster" is a children's book concept I came up with featuring a dog named Maggie who wants to be a hero. To fulfill her dream, she embarks on a quest to find a ferocious monster, but instead finds something she was not quite expecting. The concept came from the common habit of catastrophizing in people with generalized anxiety.
If My Grandma Ran the World
Some select illustrations I did for Carole Marsh Longmeyer's book, "If My Grandma Ran the World." You can find the book at Bluffton Books and Amazon.