I Met You At Mable's

The Utah/Idaho SCBWI Illustrator's Conference is just a little over two weeks away (Feb. 27th). I've been busy trying to finish two more pieces to include in my portfolio before then. I'm pretty excited to attend and hope that it takes me to the next step in my illustration journey.

Here is the first of the two pieces I wanted to finish.

Progress pics:

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I subscribe to SVS. I created this image for their 3rd Thursday (but will also use it for my portfolio...which is pretty much the purpose of 3rd Thursday).. This month's theme was "Love". After thinking about it for a day or two, an image popped into my head of a little girl in a raincoat pulling a teddy bear in a red wagon. Initially I thought they would be in the woods or the countryside. But as I started sketching out the idea, a little story started forming around this little girl and her bear. I tried to get that story out visually, so hopefully it translates to some degree. I'll leave it up to you to interpret for yourself.

Also, I've decided to give away three of these prints (8x10). All you have to do to be considered is to leave a comment on this blog post about something that you love. It can be a person, a thing, a memory...really anything. The only requirement is that it has to be something that can sincerely be considered something you love. Next Tuesday, Feb. 16th, I'll announce the three randomly selected recipients on my Facebook page.