Writing and Illustrating

After graduating from the University of Washington concentrating in graphic design, Nancy worked as a graphic designer and art director in the technology industry before discovering the magic of children’s books. Nancy lives and works in Seattle, Washington. She enjoys creating characters that have a sense of humor. She works in watercolor, colored pencil, and pen and ink – mixed together with a little bit of digital polish. When not in the studio, Nancy enjoys kayaking, skiing, and most of all spending time with her family and a grumpy little white dog named Lucy.

Here’s Nancy showing her process:

I hang line drawings on a large corkboard to check for any inconsistencies in the story or characters, and to check the flow of the pages.
It is amazing what sometimes jumps out when you stand back a bit.

Rough sketch

Final line drawing in pencil

Very light printed copy of…

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