Hey ya'll. It's been busy so I am sorry for the lack of upkeep. Busy researching, learning, exploring, working on the fourth book in The Sleepover Squad series which comes out this month! I've been absorbing a bunch of new inspiration, mainly from Ilana Kohn, Hiroko Hasegawa, and Clare Turlay Newberry...such different approaches to rendering, shape, line, and control of all of these elements.
Here is an experimental costume piece I did on my own time recently. Playtime!! I did it with watercolor on taped together grey cardstock (yes, not very fancy). I love to look at ethnic dress from parts of the world, and I flipped through my favorite reference book a lot in the making of this girl. The character beside her means, "sister" in Arabic (thanks Mo-D). I imagine her coming from that awesome area in Spain where so many cultures mixed.
I am also working hard on updating my shiny new art from all this year's worth of projects into new pages on my Shannon Associates portfolio. Stay tuned. Hope you are all well.