It's been a long time, I know. You might find yourself saying: "Oh my goodness, Nancy! Where have you been? And why oh why have you abandoned this poor blog just as you were getting started?"
Well, the excuses aren't good enough. But here I am, I am back, and I do have many things to share with you, my darlings.
Let us begin with my sketchbook.
I love sketchbooks and carry one with me always.
I have different kinds of sketchbooks where I work in different ways: In my mini sketchbooks (above), I tend to think of each page as an experiment, which I then turn into something like a final illustration; In my big mess books I plan out illustrations, design characters, write and doodle ideas, and just plain go crazy; In my pattern sketchbook I lay down my color swatches, play with textures, and paint patterns. And then there are also my notebooks, where I doodle and write ideas. Maybe I have too many sketchbooks and notebooks floating around, but that's how I like it.
Anyway, this is a little piece of what I have been up to these past few months.
You can also find some earlier sketchbook pages in my Mini Sketchbook set, over on my Flickr Photostream.
Until next time!