Thursday, December 23, 2010

Claire loves... illustration!

Even though I lose sleep, miss out on fun events, and my house looks like the Tasmanian devil spun through it, I love illustrating. I just finished a really challenging project that really tested my concentration abilities being able to put my head down and plow through it. At the end of the day I was really pleased with the end results! Here is a sneak peak of some progress work I did on what ended up being my favourite piece of the series:

It's for an article about being alone. To be an artist sometimes you need to spend large stretches of time in solitude so I really connected to the concept. Check out all of my hard work next Saturday January 1st.

I really can't wait until I can say that illustration is my full time job.

Oh, and by the way, Christmas eve is tomorrow. Excited much?


  1. can't wait for you to say it too! . . . we're so proud of how hard you've worked this year

    see you soon :)

  2. Saw all of your illustrations in The Star today -- fantastic! What a beautiful way to start off the New Year: with some Claire Manning. (We bought your "Pipe smoking lady" a few weeks ago. Love it!)


  3. Thanks so much! I hope that you, Gillian and your little one had an amazing holiday!