love bugs

Dec 9, 2013

I loved doing this little custom illustration trio for two friends and real love bugs, a surprise birthday gift to Daniel from Dexter. Happy birthday Daniel!

the little painters

Nov 7, 2013

One of my latest paintings based on some of my childhood memories and wishes (I always wanted a doggie!). My initial sketch for it too...

shot in the dark sneak peek

Oct 29, 2013

I'm so excited about "Shot in the Dark" the animated music video project I had the privilege to work on with Chinese Takeout Films. The animation stage is just about wrapped, and I was blown away by the sweet nuances in expression and emotion in our little bee character, thanks to our talented animator Abe Dieckman! Little bee is absolutely adorable as she is coming to life, and we we cant wait to unveil the finished video!

my art on Liberty water bottles!

Oct 23, 2013

Liberty bottle works, a company not too far from my hometown in WA, is making these great aluminum water bottles with cool art on them, including my own design, yay! They gave me a sample which I carry everywhere now. I can't wait for these water bottles to get made and and out in stores by 2014!

also in green!
my original art drawn with pen & ink, then scanned into illustrator

Storybook Opera Illustrations

Oct 18, 2013

My latest project was illustrating two opera posters for Solo Opera's Storybook Opera series, featuring the children's operas Chip and His Dog, and Hansel and Gretel. Fairytales! I did the illustrations as well as the design for the posters. It was quite a process from initial sketches to the final pieces, and I'm so happy with how they came together. Here's the final illustrations and some of the earlier sketches.

storybook concept sketch

Chip & His Dog sketch
Hansel & Gretel sketch

happy september

Sep 5, 2013

Happy September, I cant believe its the beginning of fall already. My flowers are dying down a little and all the grass is a shimmering golden color. Soon it will be time for apple pie!

Global Talent Search Round1: Journal Design

Jul 23, 2013

I just submitted my entry into the Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search. The assignment was to create a journal cover with the theme "playground"as if PaperChase was my client. Here's what I came up with. I tried to push myself as much as possible to come up with an appealing design for kids, that was both bright and colorful, yet still had a hand drawn feeling. I did the characters in watercolor and ink, and the background is digital. Now just waiting to see if I make it into the top 50!!

Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search

Jul 3, 2013

I just entered the Global Talent Search competition to be represented by Lilla Rogers, international art representatives! So excited and nervous to be competing next to a ton of very talented artists worldwide, there will only be ONE person who wins aahck!! But I thought this would be a great chance to get my work out there more, and do some professional assignments at the same time to build my portfolio.

The first creative brief has just been posted, and I'm off to do some art! wish me luck...

Shot in the Dark: Art

Jun 14, 2013

I've been working on some pre-production art for Tragic Gadget's animated music video"Shot in the Dark" with Chinese Takeout Films. Here's some of my latest sketches, for the characters and critters that appear throughout. Its so much fun to see these drawing come to life, and have personality. Were pretty excited to be working on this, and cant wait to share it when its done.

the main characters

ideas for the little girl who owns the flower

bugs and butterflies

Animated Short with Chinese Takeout Films & Tragic Gadget on Indiegogo!

Apr 24, 2013

Tragic Gadget an LA based band, is gearing up to create their first music video. It's going to be an animated short for their song "Shot In the Dark" about a young bee who falls hopelessly in love with a flower. I'm excited to be a part of the animation process again, working on character design and production art with Chinese Takeout Films, the talented Tim Hahn & Abe Dieckman.

They launched an Indiegogo campaign to fund the production, and we need your help, we want to see this animated short happen! Thanks for your support, and share with your friends!

lovestruck bee
some initial character design

Fairytale Princess Art Giveaway!

Apr 8, 2013

Enter to WIN one of my fairytale Art Prints and Card sets! For details go to the Epicurean Crafter blog to enter.

One lucky winner will receive an 11x14 art print, and card set, which includes 6 blank cards, 2 of each painting: Little Mermaid, Cinderella & Bella Luce.

Good luck!

Quigley the Caterpillar got Top App of the Week!

Mar 23, 2013

Quigley the Caterpillar just got onto the #1 APP OF THE WEEK on!! Thank you everyone for your votes and support! It's exciting to get some buzz going for the app, which after all the work we put in we are very proud of! If you haven't had a chance yet to purchase it:

Quigley the Caterpillar available for i-Pad!

Mar 20, 2013

Happy Hungry Caterpillar Day! Im thrilled to announce that "Quigley the Caterpillar" by Erin Turnley, illustrated by me, Pamela Goodman, and published by Nation9  has now officially launched and available for the i-pad! 

You can also get it for the kindle fire, from the Amazon app store.

Quigley the Caterpillar was also featured on iHeartThisApp today! Give it a "heart" if you like this app, which I hope you do! The more hearts the more chances it can win App of the week!


happy valentines day!

Feb 18, 2013

Puffers first kiss! This was an idea I had on valentines day but didnt get to it til now, a few days later. Love to all!

Hula friends

Feb 3, 2013

Aloha! My husband Luke and I just got back from our honeymoon in Hawaii, and Im already missing it! Lazy warm beaches, snorkeling with tons of fish, dolphins and sea turtles! An amazing hike on the Kalalau trail in Kauai, and just absorbing the beauty and peace of the ocean and tropical paradise... ahhh... perfect! heres a little painting I just finished of how I feel, still in Hawaiian time :)

Quigley is coming soon!

Jan 6, 2013

I'm working on a new project for ebook publisher Nation9, it's going to be an interactive e-book for kids called "Quigley the Caterpillar" by Erin Turnley. Heres a sneak peak! coming soon in early spring 2013...

Happy New Year 2013!

Jan 1, 2013

last mini painting of the year, and ready for all things fresh and new! 

Cirque du Johnson!

Jan 1, 2013

I recently had a fun illustration commission for the Johnson family, with all four family members plus their pets in a circus act! I had lots of fun vintage circus reference, and got in the mood painting to circus music (John Phillip Sousa!) Heres a little bit from my process, from sketches to the finished painting. It was a challenge to get all the figures into one composition, but I'm happy with how it came together. They used this as their Christmas card!

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