Monthly Archives: December 2016

Final #Illustration as December’s Featured Illustrator



I chose this submission for the bright colors and whimsical design. The original was a 3-foot wall panel mural for a children’s room and painted in acrylic.

Thank you @BethanyTelles @angliecarjaxon of #SCBWICANorthCentral @SCBWINorthCal #artofscbwica for the honor of showcasing a bit of my art. #ebwriter ūüôā I’d love to do it again!



Multi-Medium Illustration



The Draw This invitation from #SCBWI to compete in the October “Fright” illustration contest allows the medium of our choice. I created what I imagined by the use of different types of paper and colors.

I finished off the design using a Sipa brush SB58, and a MICRON #3 black pen.

The colored papers made the illustration bolder than the watercolor, acrylic, or color pencils that I frequently use.

Super fun and challenged my artistic skills. My next challenge is to learn the iPad Pro!

Featured Illustrator


#FeaturedIllustrator for December #3 of 4 illustrations. Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators are an amazing group of professional people.

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I enjoyed the creation of this dragonfly with watercolors and pen. Poor thing is caught in the swift water. If you’re ever caught up a creek, hold on!


Logo Contest for SCBWI



#ArtofSCBWICA (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, California).

I enjoy contests for the simple reason of discipline. Without reason for art practice, each day passes me by occupied in other business.

My first love is drawing and creating with color and design. Murals filled that passion, but ladders and awkward poses that included painting ceilings, aren’t feasible for me now.

Featured Artist for December


SCBWI is a friendly and supportive group of people, (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators). #ArtofSCBWICA and scbwi_ca_northcentral.

I am a member of a regional chapter which is having me as the featured artist for December. They accepted four illustrations. One will post each Thursday to their Instagram and Twitter pages. I appreciate the advertising, one of many kudos for being a member.

Twitter @BErinwriter and ebwriter on Instagram.

This illustration in black watercolor and ink pen is in Little Known Tales in California History, written by Alton Pryor. The other illustrations from that book are here on my website under PDF Art Portfolio.