Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Strawberry Evolution

My how She has changed over the years!

In the beginning, this was the original piece that established the style.

These are some pieces I did for the first Strawberry Shortcake Style Guide put out by American Greetings in 2002

Scene from the first Strawberry book, "Meet Strawberry Shortcake"

Another Scene from the first book

Art pieces from "Strawberry Shortcake's Cookbook"

This was one book from a series of Scholastic's "Book of the Month Club" craft and activity books my husband Terry and I worked on together. As we were working on this book,  American Greetings was making changes to the character. The top shows the new updated smaller head and bigger eyes.

One of many activities from the series.

This is from a book that played music.

an interior spread from the music book

Strawberry traveled the world in "Strawberry Shortcake's World of Friends"

In "The World of Friends Scrap-book" she traveled to "Niceland" I really enjoyed working
on this book as well as the stickers and postcards that went with it.

This is Art from the back of a DVD cover. The DVD was called SSC's "Growing Up Dreams"

My first attempt at the new characters.
This is a sketch from "My First Sleepover"

This is a scene from Strawberry Shortcake's "Ballet School"
I really love the changes that American Greetings has made to her.

Testing 1,2,3...

Sometimes the licensor requires a test before allowing an artist to work on the property. Here are a couple of those tests that I did. I ended up doing a lot of "Holly Hobbie" work but even though I was approved for "Dora", Never got a single piece. Hmmm, I thought it was pretty good too.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Boy & Hamster Sketches

Sketch for storybook characters
not used by client. Sometimes the best
sketches get tossed aside. 

In this sketch the hamster is trying to get
the boy to take him home from the pet store.
The kid says,..."I don't know,.... I was kinda hopin' for a puppy."