Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Mural Work

Lately I have been really getting into mural work, hare some samples that I have done recently. If you know anyone who may be interested in a mural at there home or office, please have them email me! kimberlysoderberg@gmail.com

Monday, October 11, 2010

Where the Wild Things Are Mural

Here are two pictures of the latest mural I finished of Where the Wild Things Are. It's Acrylic and oil paint marker.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Garden Girl in the Library

Here is an illustration of my Garden girl reading in the library. :)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Gone Fishing

I'm working on adding more to my portfolio to show consistency of character. Here is the hula girl, shown in my portfolio, and she is now going fishing with her furry friend.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mural #2 is done!!

The train mural is finally finished! It's always a great feeling to finish a project that I've put so much time into.

Well here is the finished piece.

Here is a picture showing both murals together. And I'm working on a third mural that will be on the wall to the left of the windows.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Mural #2~The end is in sight

I'm exhausted today, but I got in four hours of painting yesterday after an eight hour work day. BUT I'm so close to being done! All I have left is to paint the brick and add dimension to the window frame.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Mural #2~Almost there

The mural is almost done. I coated the image with polyacrylic, tinted brown, to unify the color and add a shine to the windows. Next is to finish the window trim and bricks. Then it's on the mural #3 and #4. :)

Friday, June 4, 2010

Helwig Whistle Stop Mural #2

Here is another mural I'm working on for Helwig Whistle Stop. This one is in the lobby area and each window is 5'x6'. First I used a projector to paint my rendering onto the wall.

Then I started filling in the areas.

Here is a close up of the right window.

And this is as far as I am now. Hopefully I'll be able to finish it this weekend! Final pics coming soon.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Latest Mural

Helwig Whistle Stop is a new shopping plaza that is opening in Berea. I was lucky enough to work on numerous murals for their entrance lobby. :) I've only completed the first one at the entrance and the other ones are in the sketching stage.

First I transfered the image onto the wall. And since it was 12 feet off the ground I had to use an automated lift. hahhaa.
Then I painted an outline to define all the shapes and make sure I didn't lose the original charcoal lines.

And the final product after about 15 hours of work. :)

I'm excited to start the next mural and am glad that one is on the ground level.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Part of being an illustrator is drawing ALL the time, so I thought I would share some sketches I've been working on.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

NYC SCBWI conference

New York was awesome and I came back full of motivation and inspiration. There were many speakers, workshops and break out sessions on different topics. A couple key things I took from them were the importance of Networking, drawing everyday and researching.
I started daily sketches and I'm looking foward to playing with new mediums. I am now on Twitter and am looking in city projects I can get involved in. AND most importantly I'm reading every book and review I can.
I'm very lucky that I got to go to New York and I'm looking foward to working in and becoming more involved in the Children's Book Market.
Off to draw!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

And I'm off!!

I can't believe how fast January came! The New York City National Children's Book conference is this weekend and I fly out tomorrow. yay! I'm looking foward to hearing the speakers and learning more about the industry. Plus the added bonus, art directors will get to my work! Also our Aunt Janet and Uncle Tom were nice enough to let me stay with them so I'll get to visit and see the city. I just love New York! Wish me luck!

Monday, January 4, 2010

The hula hooper

Back in September I went to the Northeast Ohio SCBWI conference and I had the pleasure to meet my new friend Dawn, an author from Indy. While we were chatting she told me all about her childhood and early adult years as a hooper. I didn't realize that there are actually professional hula hoopers out there until this conversation. Anyways, this black and white illustration was inspired by Dawn!