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Welcome! I'm using Monsters, Tea and Art Licensing to record some of the useful art licensing resources and info I've found. My background: children's book illustrator investigating art licensing as a second source of income. You can find out more about my work and current projects at DebbieOhi.com.

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January 7, 2013: After some hard thought, I've decided to officially shut down this blog. I know I haven't updated it in a while, but I thought I should let you all know so you can remove it from your RSS feeds, etc.

Reason: I've decided that I need to find ways to make more time to read and create books.

I had great fun working on illustrating I'M BORED (written by Michael Ian Black, published by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers in Sept/2012) and am now working on writing and/or illustrating new book projects. In addition to my picture book projects, I also want to get back to my novel writing.

My challenge: I want to do too many things and am currently involved in too many projects. My solution: To prioritize and cull.

You can find out what I'm working on at DebbieOhi.com or follow me on Twitter at @inkyelbows.

Thanks so much for your support and interest in my projects.

-- Debbie

Monday
Jan072013

Why I'm shutting down this blog

After some hard thought, I've decided to officially shut down this blog. I know I haven't updated it in a while, but I thought I should let you all know so you can remove it from your RSS feeds, etc.

Reason: I've decided that I need to find ways to make more time to read and create books.

I had great fun working on illustrating I'M BORED (written by Michael Ian Black, published by Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers in Sept/2012) and am now working on writing and/or illustrating new book projects. In addition to my picture book projects, I also want to get back to my novel writing.

My challenge: I want to do too many things and am currently involved in too many projects. My solution: To prioritize and cull.

You can find out what I'm working on at DebbieOhi.com or follow me on Twitter at @inkyelbows.

Thanks so much for your support and interest in my projects.

-- Debbie

Saturday
Jul232011

Art Licensing people directory on Google+

For those interested, I've started an "add yourself" directory on Google+ of art licensing people:

http://bit.ly/GP-artlicensing 

Apologies for the recent lack of posts here on the blog, by the way. Busy working on next round of illustrations for I'M BORED, a picture book written by Michael Ian Black (coming out from Simon & Schuster USA next year).

Sunday
Jun052011

Joan Beiriger: Surtex Experience Blog Summaries

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I've compiled a list of some of my favourite art licensing blogs in the blogroll along the right side of this page, and one of them is Joan Beiriger's Blog On Art Licensing. TONS of great info in Joan's blog, and it's all free.

Joan's recent post is a great summary of the 2011 Surtex experience, plus she also links to a number of attendee and exhibitor Surtex experiences online (including mine):

Surtex 2011: Experiencing The Show

 

Thursday
Jun022011

Learning how to do half-drop repeat patterns

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Above: My first attempt at a half-drop repeat pattern in Photoshop.

Oo. Way fun and addictive, with possibilities for paper and fabric designs as well as texturing/background possibilities in my children's book illustrations. Thanks to children's book author and illustrator Jennifer Morris for posting her tutorial on how to create half-drop repeat patterns in Photoshop on her blog.

Tuesday
May312011

Learning How To Create Seamless Tiled Patterns

Cat and Mouse Pattern

After reading this great tutorial about how to quickly create patterns in Photoshop by Jennifer Morris, I made my own first attempt (above) in just a few minutes. I had WAY too much fun creating this. Next, I'm going to try half drop repeats to make it look less grid-like.

If I was an accomplished seamstress, I'd SO be considering Spoonflower.

(Cross-posted from Sketcharound)