Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Kingfisher - An Illustration By Jenn Ski from Jenn Ski on Vimeo.

Made a little video today, enjoy!

On the drawing board...

Sorry I'm late with my post.  We've had quite a busy few days. The refrigerator water dispenser broke underneath the floorboards; we had no idea, so our basement flooded.  It could have been worse, but it did require removing everything off the carpet, emptying out cardboard boxes, moving bookshelves, cleaning the carpet, emptying the guest bedroom etc.  Because of that my blog posting took a back seat.  However, I see the light .... there is a path to the scanner now!

There have been quite a few things on my drawing board:

  • I'm working on my sketch for this year's Tomie DePaolo contest.  I'm really pleased with how it's turning out... which is pretty big because how often are we actually happy with our work, right?
  • Working on a series of illustrations for my agent/portfolio (you can see them over on my blog).
  • And lastly, in my never ending quest to conquer color ...  I laid down some paint first, and doodled second.  It was a fun.  Playing with the paint without the constraints of the illustration gives you the chance to be free with the color.  In this one, I played with wet on wet and let the color bleed.  I even tried out some paintbrushes that I don't normally use just for the fun of it.

In fact, I enjoyed the freedom so much,  think I may have to incorporate this freeform painting approach into a daily routine.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Sweet Square 1

I am taking the sweet square challenge inspired by Melissa Sweet.  I recently saw her speak at a one day workshop in Manchester and thought her process, studio, and even the materials she uses very fascinating.  I tend to do things in a non traditional way and love that someone I admire does too.  This was painting was made with gouache and colored pencil on 3"x3" Bristol.  Look for more 3"x3"s by me at the link to the right.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Picking Pumpkins

I posted this image on my blog last week for Illustration Friday's theme of the week---"water". While the weather has been very pleasant the past few days, it seems like we've had a lot of rain this month. It's hard to believe how fast the month is flying by, and how early the sun is setting.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The latest...

Here's a recent wedding invitation suite I designed for Kleinfeld Paper. You can find it here, along with many many others! Check it out!

Monday, October 1, 2012

On the drawing board...

One piece of chocolate cake + two children = TROUBLE

This is a black and white piece that I'll be submitting to the SCBWI Bulletin.  (You can see a color version on my blog.)