Last week I brought a set of washable coloring markers made by Play Day and colored in one of my coloring tees. The colors went on well, vibrant, and the shirt was easy to color. The only problem was that the makers didn’t dry quick and I got marker smudges on the side of my hands. The good thing is that the smudges wore off quick so it wasn’t a big deal. I’m not sure how much color I’ll get out of the markers but so far so good. And now that I know the marker directions show I’ll try to color better. I really didn’t think about it until I was almost finished. For some reason, I thought the colors were going to blend in more. I’m going to press the same design on the back and color it in with some fabric markers to see the differences. I’ll then wash it to see how the colors hold up. I’ll post once I get the results.
Just finished a new illustration. It’s a sketch from a couple of weeks ago that I did for my art coaching course. It’s more for practice then for anything else but now that it’s finished I’m think I’m going to turn it into a word search.
For almost a year, I’ve been so busy that everything with my books and illustrations slowed down and little has been done toward my projects. But, I’m so happy to be back 100%.
The good thing is that over the last two months I’ve been working with Matt, an art coach, who has really helped me fine-tune some things with my illustrations. So, If you’re looking for some online tutorials or an Art Coach look up http://www.drawing-tutorials-online.com. Matt is a great teacher and really can help guide you in your art journey.
I’ve also started working on some t-shirt designs while working on my very long WIP Talee book, Talee and the Enchanted Flower. During the two month coaching I’ve been re-working some of the illustrations so I’m excited with the new direction I’m going as well as some of the T-Shirt Concepts that I’m working on. I’m really like this Be Adventurous design. I’ll print and post a t-shirt this week see you can see how it looks.
I’m also very excited about being able to offer t-shirts. My new WorldsToDiscover.com site should be up by the end of this month… no later then mid-August.
I’m currently building a new JMcManus Design site where I will offer some illustrations and etc. as a Creative Commons License. As I create new illustrations I will upload them to the site for purchase. Of course none of the Talee illustrations will be on the JMcManus Design site but I’m creating new characters as we speak. I already have a couple of concepts sketched out. So, if you have a blog, website and or etc and are looking for some illustrations for your site I hope you stop by and checkout it out. I’ll let you know when the site is up.
Also, Let me know what you think of my recent illustrations. Feedback is a great way for me to see how I’m growing and progressing.