Monday, March 6, 2017

NEW Paintings on our Etsy Shop!

Check out the NEW artwork on our Etsy shop! 6 new dog portraits! Interested in having a portrait painted of your pet? Message me on my Etsy shop!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Scooped from the Sea

I created this illustration for Illustration - word of the week "Scoop". I pictured a cat chasing a rat on a boat dock... falling into the water and being scooped out of the sea by a friendly octopus! A little out there but I enjoy drawing people and animals in situations you don't typically see. The animals were drawn by hand with colored pencils and I created the background and water digitally. Hoping it gives everyone a good chuckle. It was a lot of fun creating this illustration.

Don't forget to check out my Etsy shop!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Launched Etsy shop!

I haven't used my blog in a while but I'm back! And I am excited to announce - I finally opened an ETSY SHOP! Our shop is named Zinnia Jane, after my daughter. My mother, Jane Boyle Hallman, is also a freelance illustrator and we are both selling prints and greeting cards of our artwork. More items next week! Check it out!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Mood Monitoring Owls

I created this image for Illustration Friday's word of the week "Robot"!  It was a lot of fun creating these critters.  Owls have always been one of my favorite animals, so I thought I'd get creative here and draw something other than your typical robot.  The mother owl is not having one her best days, so I have her displaying her "mood monitor".  They had a long day of traveling from their home planet, so the mother owl is feeling quite tired and frustrated!  Baby owl is confused, and isn't sure how to act around his mama.  Maybe I didn't get that point across, but hey - I had fun creating it!!  ;)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

school lunch envy

Growing up, I ate more peanut butter & jelly sandwiches than I'd like to admit.  I suppose they were just easy, and healthier than other options in the school cafeteria.  No matter what, there would always be envy, or curiosity at least, of each others lunches in school.  I'm sure school cafeterias have many more options today.  Anyhow - I had fun drawing the tiny packed lunch.  :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Cozy Holiday Wishes

I love giraffes... and I also love knitting.  This is my illustration titled "Cozy Holiday Wishes".  I'm hoping to make prints of it soon to sell on as a greeting card.  :) 

Monday, January 28, 2013

wings, fins, and frogs.

Another illustration for my children's book - "wings, fins, and frogs", which is still in the works.  I might go back and change this one up a bit... add more to the sky, a bit of atmosphere or something.  But I was eager to post it, so here it is!