Ever wonder what happens to some of the crazy sketches I have in my books?? Well today I decided to take one of them and turn it into something.. and here it is!
This is a new print called Kiss the Cook which you can find in my shop.
I had fun taking that image of the bird with the chef hat and bringing it up to the next level by turning him into a full blown image. I don't know what I would do without my sketch books since they are a vast supply of inspiration and the true beginnings of what turns out to be my illustrations or product designs. I think over the years I have filled about 10 or so and I am still filling them as we speak.
As you may have noticed I have been a little absent on my blog.. that is due to the fact I was on a vacation or these days people call it a staycation since we stayed at home and just did things locally. I had to cut it short and get back to work though, there is just too much to do in this next month and I really needed to get a head start.If we did go away I would have brought my sketchbook and possibly filled it with new images from my travels or ideas I had in my head while hanging out on the beach. I was reminded recently about that by a friend and felt sad that I had nothing new in my book.I promise when I go to LA in October, I am bringing the book and filling it with all kinds of pictures and ideas, that I could share later. Until then I know that summer is winding down and everyone is getting ready for the upcoming school year.. so enjoy what little you have left of your vacation.. I know I will!!
p.s did I ever tell you I am an amazing cook?? I hate to toot my own horn, but this is true and I have witnesses to prove it!! One day I will share some recipes I have flowing in my head!