Monday, November 14, 2011

More Hapenny Illos! Now go out there and buy the book!!!

I have had a great time illustrating Hapenny Magick and I'm looking forward to see this book come to life.  The Kickstarter deadline hasn't arrived yet so there is still some time to contribute to this middle grade book.  The story is beautifully character driven and I hope that I've captured that in my character designs.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Etsy Upload!!!!

I just put up the latest under drawings on Etsy (in time for that Holiday too!) I put up work that I really like too!!!! :(

Hop on over and take a peek!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Hapenny Pitch is now Live!!!

Please take a peek at the Hapenny Pitch on Kickstarter!  Pugalicious Press did an amazing job in it's creation!

Here's the promo video!!!!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Anybody wanna hire me!?! :D

Looking for full time work either in Storyboarding or Concept Design! Therefore I just freshened up my online CV:        
Results from a Brain Storming Session
So click on the pic and head on over to my Cirriculum Vitae!!!!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Maewyn & Gelbane

Posted are Character Designs for Maewyn and Gelbane from Hapenny Magick.  Also, are the designs for Leif and two sweet little squirrels that show up in the middle of the book!


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Farm life for a Hapenny!

I'm working on some concept designs for a book pitch on Kickstarter.

The story is titled 'Hapenny Magick' and it's an adventure story about a young Hapenny named Maewyn who comes to realize her gift.  I'm not going to say much more about the story since Jennifer Carson, the author has done a beautiful job doing so on her blog.  Besides, I have some preliminary work posted there anyway!!

I'll just stick to posting more artwork here!!
The first is a concept design for Mae's farm house and barn.

and here is a quick sketch of Gelbane (not a verynice character):

Sunday, September 11, 2011

A New Web Site

I've changed web site providers and I need to wait 20 days to get my domain name from the old one. So in the meantime. Here's my new website. It's not final yet but I like it 1000 times over the old one. Please feel free to critique. There are some glitches still.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Etsy Drawings

I have two amazing gigs on the drafting board right at this moment. Both are middle grade novels filled with imagination and I hope that my illustrations will be up to par.

But before I get into posting works in progress and such from them, I thought I would upload the three little drawings I just did to replenish my Etsy Site.

And this is something I did quite a few years ago.  It was lost and forgotten.  One of those Artist Trading Card thingies.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

This is for Eric!

I had to shelved my graphic novel for the time being so I could help a friend with hers and grab a few clients in order to pay bills. 
Fortunately, the clients that have hired me, have given me blogging rights on the artwork that I will be working on. So I will have stuff to show.  :)
So in the meantime, I have found a piece of work that I still don't know how to finish.
-And here she is........
Thanks to everyone of you for your patience!

Friday, March 4, 2011


I've been under the weather on and off for the past couple of months.  Being sick is a nasty thing and getting caught with clients is no fun either.  Fortunately, the clients I have at the moment are quite accomdating and I'm very grateful for that. 
So while I'm catching up on business, the blog posts will be quiet for a bit.

I'll start posting again as soon as I get a strong hold on my back log!

~Pat Ann~

Friday, February 4, 2011

Just a quickie!

Here's the main character to the 'other' graphic novel I'm slowly working on, Lorenzo. (and a secondary character, Sir Fauxgadil)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Forgotten Archives Entry 3!

Going further back in time with these, under drawings and studies! The elephant one and the donkey Christmas Card one are beckoning me to re-paint them! (the originals are long gone! :(   )

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

'Cider' in Colour!

I haven't painted in a while.  Most of the jobs (Actually all of them!) I had last year were on the black and white line work side of things.  So now I find myself working for a client with a full colour kids book and I'm itching to get back into the world of colour pencils, watercolour and such!
To make sure that my skills are not rusty when I start the final, colourful artwork, I thought I would play with an old favorite;  coloured pencils, mineral spirits and vellum.  The drawing that I chose was a sketch that I did in the autumn of last year called 'Cider.'  A fox and a rabbit enjoying a nice pint of homemade hard cider together.
The trick is that the drawing was done in Wolf Carbon Pencil and I wanted to colour the original.  Which I did and although I do like it, probably won't do that again.  Even though I kept the mineral spirits away from the pencil line, the job would be much easier if I just laser copied the pencil line onto the vellum, coloured it in and then, with the Wolf Carbon Pencil, go over the finish piece.
Here it is:


Friday, January 21, 2011

The Forgotten Archives. Entry #2.

More stuff that is at least 5 years old!
'The Egg'
(from that never ending series of ShadowBird Girls)

The rough drawing to "Wanna Take a Ride?"
The finished artwork can be seen here:  

The underdrawing to "Wee Chandra & Friend"
This image was apart of a series of faery art that I was thinking on licensing.  I only finished one from that series (there were 5), 'Lovely Lillian.'

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Recent Doodles

I do a lot of drawing that has no background idea.  They just come out right then and there.  (Actually, I think I do that more than anything else.  Perhaps I should call the sketchbook that I'm planning on publishing this year "Spontaneity!")
These are not finished for a reason.  I would like to finish them with colour.  So I just pin them on my board till I get the inspiration to add colour to them.


'Night Watch'

'The Bribe'

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

The Forgotten Archives. Entry# 1.

I was going through some of my old drawings last night looking for ShadowBird related work.  I have been swamped with client projects lately and really felt the need to touch base with my personal work and what I hope one day will be my brand.  This is the work that truly comes from my heart, an often neglected organ in the face of all this recent freelance activity.
There will be more but for now I will leave you with these: The beginning to the 'Forgotten Drawings Archive.'


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Nellie McClung

Last year I was asked to illustrate 3 books for Owlkids middle grade readers, 'The Canadian Flyers Series.'
I finished the first book about Nellie McClung (a hero to the women's rights movement here in Canada) last year and right now I'm working the second one about the high north.
Even though I'm not all that pleased with the results of this book, there is something in them that's worth posting.

I'm itching to work on an animal story!  What do I have to do to get art directors and editors to notice my animal illustrations?!