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51. Middle Grade Fun

I'm working on adding more middle grade art to my website. I'm also writing middle grade stories now. So much fun! I like writing exciting adventures with a dash of kookiness.

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52. Inktober 2015

I just love Inktober! Here are a few of the sketches I created this year. You can follow me on Instagram to see what else I'm up to.

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53. Floating city

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54. ‘Anomalisa’ Scores 4 Independent Spirit Nominations

"Anomalisa" is proving that great animation can compete against anything -- even live action film.

The post ‘Anomalisa’ Scores 4 Independent Spirit Nominations appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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55. Presidential Polar Bear Post Card Project - No. 26

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56. Gromit unleashed: Bunty now a figurine!

It all started 2 years ago when The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children's Hospital charity, launched Gromit Unleashed! The public arts trail was sponsored by a host of different business, from small local companies to national corporations. And many well known artists and household names came onboard to design and paint the Gromits, including Sir Quentin Blake, Nick Park, Cath Kidston, and Disney Pixar.

The 80 giant Gromit's were unleashed on Bristol, for the entire summer of 2013, bringing 1.18 million people to the city, and when they finally went under the hammer they raised £2.3 million for charity.

I was very honoured to be included in the event, and painted my Gromit, Bunty, with a Bristol street party theme with plenty of bunting, balloons and boats.

5 foot tall, it took over 2 months to paint, and lots of pots of acrylic paint! I shared a big painting space with lots of other artists, we kept each other company and helped encourage each other too. As you can see it was quite cold, painting in March/April time, wrapped up in a big jumper!

Once he was finished, he was sent away to be lacquered, and then joined the rest of his friends on the harbourside train on the opening day, where I was reunited:
After the big launch day, all the Gromits were sent off to their own spots around Bristol, launching on 1st July (which happened to also be my 30th birthday!) So Bunty spent the summer outside St Mary Redcliffe:

Bunty was sponsored by Unum, who were all very enthusiastic and excited to see their Gromit in situ, coming out to have a big group photo:
Unum were very generous and commissioned me to paint a 'portrait' of Bunty for them to keep, posters of which went on sale through The Grand Appeal, raising yet more funds for charity.
So for the whole of the summer of 2013, the Gromits enjoyed meeting all their visitors, until finally they went under the hammer to be sold and sent to their new homes! I, and many of the other artists, went to the auction together, and cheered each other on when each Gromit came out on stage. The first, Patch, set the ball park and sold for £36,000, and the highest, Gromit Lightyear, sold for £65,000.

I was over the moon to see my Gromit, Bunty, sell for £31,000!
A total of £2.3 million was raised on the night, and a total of £5 million to date for Bristol Children's Hospital, and they're still going strong! Part of the funds which are still providing for the Children's hospital come from the Gromit figurines. Bunty has been in the process of being transformed for 2 years, but it's taken so long because there is so much detail to accurately reproduce! But, finally, the wait is over... 2 years after the trail, my Gromit, Bunty, has been transformed in to a mini figurine! And he's eager to join the rest of the pack. I have one of my very own, at home on my desk, and can honestly say he's a very true reproduction of the original and full of loveable character!
He's made of solid resin, and is 16.5cm high, 12cm wide (ear to ear), and approx. 17cm long, and is available to buy for £35! Take a look in the Grand Appeal shop and on the Grand Appeal website...
 A perfect Christmas present for a loved one!

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57. selfportrait

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58. Oh My Goddess! Review

Title: Oh My Goddess! (Aa! Megami-Sama) Genre: Romance, Fantasy Publisher: Kodansha (JP), Dark Horse (U.S) Artist: Kousuke Fujishima Serialized in: Afternoon Translated by: Dana Lewis, Alan Gleason, Toren Smith Original Release Date: August 11, 2015 In reading Oh My Goddess!, this work that had its anime air on the International Channel when I was 10-13 ... Read more

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59. still life

oil painting 15x20 cm appx. /óleo sobre madera 15x20 cm aprox.

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60. Nifty – 50

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Nifty—50 is a poster project organized by Socio Design, in which 50 creatives from around the world were invited to creatively interpret the word ‘Money’. The fifty posters have been printed as an Edition of One and will be sold through a process of sealed bids on nifty50.sociodesign.co.uk. All proceeds from the project will be going to the Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity — an organisation that cares for people with life-limiting illnesses.



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61. life drawing

sketch in pencil - 35x50 apprx-

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62. Keiko: Thanksgiving

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63. Advice for young writers, office cats and UP IN THE AIR: Three Questions With Ann Marie Meyers

Ann Marie Meyers grew up in Trinidad and Tobago in the West Indies. She has a degree in languages and translates legal and technical documents from French and Spanish into English. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her husband and daughter. Meyers is an active member of SCBWI and facilitates a children's writing group twice a month.

You can find Ann Marie Meyers at AnnMarie-Meyers.com, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

Synopsis of UP IN THE AIR by Ann Marie Meyers, illustrated by Ethan Aldridge (Jolly Fish Press):

When Melody lands on Chimeroan and gets wings, she thinks life is finally going her way. She can fly! Yet she soon realizes she cannot outfly her past and is forced to come to terms with her part in her father's accident and the guilt that plagues her. Ultimately, she must choose between the two things that have become the world to her: keeping her wings or healing her father.

Q. Could you please take a photo of something in your office and tell us the story behind it?

This is my ‘cat shelf’. Most of the cats are gifts I’ve received over the years, though I have no idea how this trend started. I don’t mind though because I love cats. Many people think they’re cold and standoffish (and yes, some definitely are). However, my experience with them is different. Cats have attitude! Yet when you bond with a cat, they’re loving, while holding on to their independence. They’re patient though demanding, and they are very determined. What I also admire about them is their apparent inner peace with the universe. They are content to sit back and let cat lovers dote on them to their (the cats’) content. I also love how they presume that whatever they see belongs to them.

Witness my cat drinking water from MY glass.

The little girl in the photo below is Melody, the main character of my MG novel, Up In The Air. My daughter created her with the rainbow loom rubber bands, wings and all. Picture tears with a huge smile on my face that she was inspired to do this.

Q. What advice do you have for young writers?

Dare to dream, especially when life throws ‘curveballs’ at you, because no matter what happens, you’ll always veer back on the path if you keep your dream alive. I find that whenever I recapture the exhilaration of the moment I realized that creating stories gave me a sense of joy and fulfillment, this keeps me focused and buffers any obstacles or negative comments that crop up along the way.

I firmly believe that if anyone has a dream and holds on to it in a state of excitement and anticipation, nothing can keep this dream from becoming reality. It will happen… not necessarily in the time you want, or in the manner in which you think it should occur, and it may not turn out exactly as you planned. Nonetheless, life has a way of steering you toward the object of your attention, and it’s simply a question of being open to possibility and throwing limitations out the window.

Q. What are you excited about right now?

I’m working on the sequel to Up In The Air. The story is taking off in a direction I could never have imagined, and this is one of the most exciting things imaginable.

I’m also thrilled about watching my daughter grow into a young woman (okay, she has to pass through teenage-hood, and yes, she’s only 14, but still, she has her whole life ahead of her to shape and direct according to her dream(s)).


For more interviews, see my Inkygirl Interview Archive.

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64. Daily Drawing: Turkey 17


This turkey is checking to see if his crash diet was enough to save him from the dinner table. What do you think? Is he safe?

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65. BLUE PRINT NYC - victoria johnson

These are some striking new designs available for licensing from Victoria Johnson. They form part of the portfolio she'll be showing at Blue Print in New York next week. To create the designs she began playing with paint, then chopped up the various papers and used them to make individual flowers for a potential greetings card range. Victoria is represented by Jennifer Nelson Artists who will

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66. MCCBD 2016 Reading Challenge

I’m really excited about the MCCBD Classroom Reading Challenge: January 27, 2016! Sponsored in part by Junior Library Guild, the Reading Challenge is designed to help TEACHERS build their classroom libraries with diverse, inclusive and multicultural books. It’s a fantastic opportunity for schools, teachers and students!  Teachers read up to four multicultural books in their classroom and earn a FREE multicultural book from MCCBD. Having Junior Library Guild on board assures that the free book is a pre-screened, library-quality book that maps to Common Core. PLUS Junior Library Guild will donate up to 200 books for classrooms and teachers!

Continue reading MCCBD 2016 Reading Challenge at Story Quest.

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67. Lauren Faust No Longer Directing ‘Medusa’ at Sony Pictures Animation (Exclusive)

"We ultimately ran into creative differences on the direction of the project," Faust told Cartoon Brew.

The post Lauren Faust No Longer Directing ‘Medusa’ at Sony Pictures Animation (Exclusive) appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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68. Coloring Page Tuesday - Gobble Gobble!

     Thanksgiving isn't a holiday in the UK, although the idea of a day dedicated to giving thanks is thought to be charming. And there are plenty of Americans on this side of the pond trying to create that classic family feast. Although, finding a turkey can be difficult!
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my debut novel, A BIRD ON WATER STREET - winner of six literary awards. Click the cover to learn more!
     When the birds return to Water Street, will anyone be left to hear them sing? A miner's strike allows green and growing things to return to the Red Hills, but that same strike may force residents to seek new homes and livelihoods elsewhere. Follow the story of Jack Hicks as he struggles to hold onto everything he loves most.
     I create my coloring pages for teachers, librarians, booksellers, and parents to enjoy for free with their children, but you can also purchase rights to an image for commercial use, please contact me. If you have questions about usage, please visit my Angel Policy page.

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69. life sketches / croquis modelo.vivo

marker and Indian ink on paper. marcador y tinta china sobre papel aprx. 40x50 cm

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70. Draw Tip Tuesday – Draw What You Draw With

Welcome to Draw Tip Tuesday! Remember last week I showed you the contents of my sketchbag – Now let’s make use of our art tools and make awesome art!

The post Draw Tip Tuesday – Draw What You Draw With appeared first on Make Awesome Art.

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71. XMAS 2015 - dot com gift shop

A few more Christmas designs now with a selection of inspired designs from The Dot Com Gift Shop. They have gone for old school illustrations with a mid century feel on cards, wrap, bags, cake tins, napkins and more.... And whilst on the subject of The Dot Com Gift Shop a few other new arrivals caught my eye including Scandinavian style birds, retro kids cards and wrap

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72. Portrait of a Theorbo Player

It's not every day that you get to paint a theorbo, which is sort of a lute on steroids.

When I heard that theorbo specialist Simon Martyn-Ellis would be playing in Poughkeepsie, I made sure to get a seat in the front row.
I used watercolor pencils to outline the shapes. I painted the black areas with two water brushes, one filled with water and the other filled with dark gray water-soluble ink. I had all those tools ready in the left hand before the concert started so I wouldn't have to reach in my bag or move too much.

During intermission I painted the background and the skin tones with gouache and did the lettering with a fountain pen, then spent the second half of the concert finishing the details. 

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73. Nick Puts Chris Viscardi in Charge of Reviving Its Classic Shows

Viscardi's first project will be to oversee a "Hey Arnold!" made-for-TV movie.

The post Nick Puts Chris Viscardi in Charge of Reviving Its Classic Shows appeared first on Cartoon Brew.

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74. Anime & Manga Deals – Black Friday Countdown

Black Friday has been historically the busiest shopping day of the year here in the U.S. However, this one-day celebration has pretty much expanded into a full-blown extended sale that often starts before Thanksgiving and goes until Cyber Monday. Let’s get ready to save! …Or spend a lot of money. Either one. Black Friday Tips ... Read more

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75. Draw Tip Tuesday - Draw What You Draw With

Welcome to Draw Tip Tuesday! Remember last week I showed you the contents of my sketchbag - Now let's make use of our art tools and make awesome art!

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