Sunday, September 28, 2014

A Little Kick Start


Hi guys!

I'm just writing up a little post over here on the blog to help promote my Kickstarter project in it's last two weeks! 

I mentioned a while ago that I was toying with the idea of printing a collection of my sketchbooks... and I can't even believe it, but thanks to so many generous folks, it's happening! There is still time to order one if you're interested...for just $15! 

Some details:
  • 52 page perfect bound booklet
  • Full color cover / black and white interior, with color pages mixed in!
  • Size: 6.625" x 10.25" (standard comic size)
  • Paper: 100lb. Silk Matte
  • Ships in December of this year



And to those of you who have already backed the project...I, along with all my cats, hippos, pigs, cows, and bears thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Cheers!
~Renee

Monday, July 14, 2014

My Sketchbook, My Journal


I post a lot of my sketches on Instagram and Facebook, but I so often neglect the extra step it takes to post to my blog. I'm trying to get better at that if you couldn't tell. :)

I don't like to share too many negative emotions online, but I've been feeling a little down lately. I'm not exactly sure where I'm going with all these sketches, but I keep making them. I'd love to put some of that energy into a book of my own, but the ideas come out very fragmented.

I've also been toying with the idea of doing a Kickstarter to print and distribute my sketchbooks, but I'm not sure yet. Not entirely certain it's something folks would want.

We'll see what happens!

Until then, I leave you with a peaceful little moment on a train... in the rain...with a girl and her cat.



Cheers!
~Renee

Friday, July 11, 2014

Buzz buzzz!



I'm very inspired by the summer weather as you can tell. I've also been experimenting with gouache and really liking the results!

Have a happy weekend!

Cheers!
~Renee

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Summer of '14: Sketchbooking

Hi friends!

Oh, woe is me...not keeping up with my regular blogging. Is it just me, or is it nearly impossible to find time in the day? When I'm not working, it's all I can do to get away from the computer screen and into nature...which is why I like drawing in my sketchbook so much. I sit on my back porch and just...go.

Here's a little sampling of some sketches from the past few months...more are available on my website! I also post very regularly on my Instagram account.









Have a spectacular summer everyone! Enjoy all the leaves, plants, herbs, and sunny weather it brings!

Cheers!
~Renee

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sketchbook Giveaway

Hi everyone! I have something exciting brewing over here!

Recently, I put together a sketchbook filled to the brim with my favorite sketches from 2013. My plan is to sell these homemade books through my website, but I thought it might be fun to do a little giveaway before I put them up for sale!

To be eligible, please just visit my Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram page and give a like! I will choose two follower winners from each site (no double-winsies though, sorry!). When I choose winners, I will ask you for an address, and ship you a sketchbook! Easy peasy!

*If you already follow along...you're entered! Thank you so much for your support through the years!*

Here is a little preview of the book, and to see more of my sketches, please visit my website!




*Please note: I'll be picking names on May 9, 2014!* 

Cheers and happy spring!
~Renee


*****UPDATE! And the winners are:

From Facebook: Megan Kinneen / Lori Nichols
From Instagram: James Proimos @proimosjames / Samantha Wilson @ohsoillustrating
From Twitter: Chris Purdin @ChrisPurdin / Preschool Foodie @PreschoolFoodie

And a big, hearty THANK YOU to everyone who follows along. I appreciate it so much!