Let’s talk watermarks. Shall we? Put them on every piece of work that you share online. For reals. And it’s not the for reason you think. And I’m not talking some big, ugly watermark splashed across your entire image either. First of all, copyright infringement is real and rampant. Second of all, a big, ugly […]


One of life’s little annoyances when you’re a digital artist is trying to find that one brush you were using that one time for that one project. You can solve that by scribbling the names of each brush you use on a separate layer in your Procreate document. Meh. Instead, let’s organize those brushes by […]


A quick Photoshop tutorial of how I use values to make sure my colors are working well together. If I feel like my illustration isn’t reading well, a quick value check helps me solve the problem. I hope this helps you too!


  In this video, I walk you through my process for setting up bleed reference on my children’s book spread. These are just reference for myself and the art director or designer and will not be printed when the book is printed.  


In this video I’m taking you through part of my process of sketching a spread in Five Flying Penguins (written by Barbara Barbieri McGrath, illustrated by me, and published by Charlesbridge). I’ll take you on a flip through of my sketchbook for this book project and talk you through some of the decisions that were […]


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