How to draw a balloon animal: a lesson in shading

As you may or may not know balloon animals often visit the Idea Emporium Bakery and are partial to ice cream sodas. I don’t know a great deal about balloon animals that have came to life, but I can only theorize then, that the balloon animals are not lactose intolerant, which is a good thing….

Creative Prompt: Stars in Jars

Take out a sketchbook and draw and doodle ideas for…if you could catch Stars in Jars. In the Invention Room, they do just that. And later sell them in the mall. If you are a writer, write about it. Tell me about this invention. Tell me about stars. Design thoughts: Are the stars pointy? Do…

Playing with Alien Botany

The Nursery Department grows and sells Alien Botany from seeds from all over the planets. I bet you didn’t know that. I’m developing the pages for the book and here’s a sneak peek for all you readers. What started out as a sketch… Before clean-up and for the coloring page. Creating a planet for the…

Creative Prompt Thursday

It’s a lesson in Wild Wavy Trees in the Invention Room. Let’s play with Expressive Line. The Idea Emporium Nursery just got in a batch of Wavy Trees. Wavy Trees have personality! Line can be expressive. If you draw the lines growing up and out, the tree looks scary. If you draw the lines full…