Wednesday, May 8, 2013


A few weeks ago I posted a simple drawing lesson called "How to Draw a Grumpy Goat" based on my latest picture book. At the end of the lesson I encouraged you to try some different shapes to create a goat of your own. Here are two examples of how you could do this. Also, as you can see not all goats are grumpy.


  1. I hope that you will do more drawing lessons like this. They are very nice

  2. Thanks, Aida. I glad you like the drawing lessons. I am planning on doing more in the future. Keep watching.

  3. Hi! I really like your illustrations. You are a great artist. My name is Lenny. I am nine years old. I like to draw. You have really inspired me. I also really like the drawing lessons. My favorite thing to draw is flowers and nature. I am reading The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic. My dad is a librarian and I have an advance copy so the artwork is just sketches. Does the author get to tell you to make changes to the pictures? I really like the picture of King Lucas shaking the pepper shaker over the soup. How long does it take you to finish all the pictures for one book? ~Lenny (and her mom)

    1. Thanks, Lenny. I hope you are enjoying "Mt. Majestic". When I am illustrating a book I seldom speak to the author. We usually meet after the book is finished. I work with an editor and an art director at the publisher. I first present ideas and then they give me suggestions on how to improve the pictures. We work together until everyone is happy with the sketch. For a book like "Mt. Majestic" it usually takes me 3 to 4 months to complete.