So I rarely promote outside stuff on this blog, but I wanted to make a quick post about the new kids app my company just launched today, called Magic Stickers. Basically this is what I’ve been working on for the past 9 months, so I’m pretty invested in it at this point. The app is an animated and interactive stickering book with some pretty cool art too! I don’t know how many of you have young kids yourselves, but it would really mean a lot to me (and my company, Lazoo!) if you would reblog/recommend this app to your friends and family who have kids!
App store link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/magic-stickers!/id653471372?mt=8
Sketch #One in a series I’m going to call “Debbie learns how to draw on a tablet”
Months ago I bought a stylus for my iPad with the intention of learning how to work digitally, since that whole technology thing seems like a trend that’s here’s to stay, or whatever. Today I finally downloaded the Sketchbook app.. (I even shelled out a couple bucks for the Pro version so that I’d feel guilty if I never used it, hah.)
So let’s see how this goes. Yay learning.
silentist asked: Have you ever considered illustrating a children's book? The way you draw, it has the sort of funkiness (not an insult) that reminds me of art I loved in my childhood (and now, of course) but hardly saw any of.
Yeah for sure! The NYC landmark drawings I’m working on now are actually for a children’s book / picture book about cities that I’m writing with my friend Anna. It’s a long-term project since we both have jobs and are doing this on the side, but I hope we can finish it someday and get it published or at least self-publish.
I would also love to illustrate darker/quirky children’s stories (like those of Neil Gaiman). Maybe if someday I decide to quit my design job and pursue illustration full-time I could make more stuff like this..
More in progress..
I want to try my hand at making a (really) short animation with these once I finish them but it’s taking foreverrrr.
“ A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession.”