I’m so excited about this illustration, it was so much fun to make. I loved making tents out of blankets, couch cushions, and anything else that was available when I was kid. It was so much to create another world inside of these forts. Once my brothers, cousins, and me created a blanket fort that spanned two rooms and a hallway, it even had places to look out that were perched higher up on the beds. It was such a blast, and we also liked to build these forts to have nerf wars as well. I’m looking forward to creating these for my kids, we already have done this a few times, but as they get bigger and we can make them more elaborate we will have so much fun I’m sure. Hopefully won’t be too long until I get the next illustration and video done. This has been such a fun series to explore, and I can’t wait to show you the completed Calendar when it is all done.
I’m currently working on a calendar project. It is about childhood memories, and I’ve decided to start creating some videos to show the process behind the art. This is the first one, but I may end up having another go at it as I nail down the style I want to use throughout these illustrations.
Snowball fights were pretty epic when I was a kid, we would build forts, stockpile snowballs, and have these fights spanning three houses of kids. It was a ton of fun, and one of the many things I look forward to sharing with my own children.
My site is back up, and updated! I’ll be adding more in the coming weeks as I slowly get back to my studio and making things again. Be sure to sign-up for my newsletter because a new one is going out next week with a fun little Valentine’s freebie!