This week in the on-going adventure of the making of art for Tomson Highway's inspiring cabaret, I take a step back to very preliminary character sketches. In this little gif, Mary Jane Mosquito is doing a lonely little ballet. She is about 5 years old and telling a sad tale of life as a little girl mosquito without wings. I like to sketch with felt tip pen rather than pencil to imitate the heavy black line of my lino-cut technique. My latest favourite drawing instrument is the Pentel Sign Pen. The book is set to be published in the fall of 2016 by Fitzhenry & Whiteside.
I am an illustrator with many years of experience in publishing, editorial, advertising and corporate. My illustration technique is linocut, printed and scanned with color applied in Photoshop. I love mixing old school and digital technologies and now am learning to paint in oils and with a wacom tablet. I'll post my learning curve here. Variety, the spice of life!