Dec 16, 2009

IF - Hatch

"Hatchlings of Loving Thoughts"
graphite pencil | 2009

For the past two weeks, hum, maybe longer than that, I have been in a very creative state of mind. Not only am I working on Christmas gifts, which are usually always handcrafted, but thinking about next year, 2010. Candace Camling and I got together a couple of times and discussed 2010, what we need to do, and encouraged each other. I was very excited when she approached me about teaming up and holding each other accountable for getting things done. So we talked about promotional mailings, networking, marketing, and all the other pizazz that goes with childrens book industry.

Our first mailing is in January, which doesn't give a whole lot of time to creating a piece for the postcard. I started this concept above for IF's word this week "hatch". I was able to incorporate the theme we want our mailing to have (valentine's day), so at least the concept work is near finished.

I have included my sketchbook ideas below, because as you may or may not know, hatch also means to create, or to make ideas. :)


11 comments:

Sally Taylor said...

This is a lovely little pencil drawing. Sweet sentiment.

Dayle's Painted Diary-Dayle Dodwell said...

I agree the idea is great and the drawing is beautifully done.

k.h.whitaker said...

lovely illustration

Dave said...

This is fantastic. Great drawing, nice characters, and an interesting point of view. Really nice.

Candace Trew Camling said...

this turned out really fabulous!

Indigene said...

This is a beautiful piece! With you and Candace, teaming up, there will be great things in the making!

Holly Durr said...

She's so sweet. I love to sketch.

translucentblue said...

A wonderful idea, Sara... Good luck to you in 2010! (^_^)

Zelda Zap said...

Gorgeous work and great composition! What an amazing take on hatch!

Alina Chau said...

What a beautiful piece!

Sab said...

Very Lovely ! ^_^