After three months of working for Mishpacha Junior, the original illustrator is returning to work after her maternity leave- so my work is finished.

I really enjoyed the work and will miss it!

Over the next few weeks, I’ll post some of the illustrations that I’ve done for them.

Here’s one to start off with!

 

Mishpacha Junior reading

It’s been a while since my last post… b’H it’s been busy!

A few weeks ago, I took over Mishpacha Junior’s illustrator, Nechama Leibler, who went on maternity leave.  I tried to stick to her style of illustration, but with my own personal touch.

The magazine prefers illustrations with a childlike, painterly, happy, and not too perfect kind of style- and I’ve been having so much fun with it!

Here are a few samples of some of the work I’ve done for them:

jolly solly 508

 

 

 

511 jr tale

reading 507

Here is another study that I did a while ago- of a toy house.

I had it placed on the floor while I drew it, sitting near it, with my easel.

The one thing I wish I had done differently with this one, was to center it correctly as I began working on it. The house is a little too high on the page… oh well, hopefully I’ll learn from my mistakes :).

house

One of the best ways to practice and improve one’s art is by drawing from life. By studying and drawing objects and scenes in front of you (not from a photo), one learns – consciously and subconsciously- many important skills that will improve the way one draws.

It is also very beneficial to try to study the object by making it ‘transparent’- and trying to figure out where the non-visible sections of the object are.

Here is a study I did recently of a wooden train that I placed on a table in front of me. I drew this with a lead pencil, eraser, and easel – no rulers allowed! The shading brings the images to life- so that’s the most fun part!

train