Debbie Ridpath Ohi reads, writes and illustrates for young people. Every few weeks, she shares new art, writing and reading resources; subscribe below. Browse the archives here.

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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 or follow me on Twitter at @inkyelbows.

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

-- Debbie

Entries in sketchbookpro (2)


Talking about SketchBook Pro app, art & creativity 

DebTalk JonathanMahood

Photo by cartoonist Jonathan Mahood.

Thanks to Chris Cheung, Product Manager of Autodesk SketchBook, for inviting me to speak at Autodesk's first dedicated SketchBook event in Toronto! Omigosh, soooooo fun. You can see photos and read my report here:

Inspiration, Art and a 12-Course Susur Lee Dinner at the Autodesk SketchBook Toronto Event


Drawn On My iPad: "Hillside Dream"

iPad drawing: Hillside Dream

Drew this using the Autodesk Sketchbook Pro app with a Pogo Sketch Stylus, then uploaded from Sketchbook Pro from my iPad into Flickr.