Children’s Book Illustration

Book Cover

Dan and I met twice in recent days and reviewed our past progress on the new book series.  We laid out the storyboard for the first book and handed out assignments.  My part is to design the book cover and to buy the domain name for the new website.  We’ll reconvene the end of May […]

First Friday in Leonardtown

Leonardtown has been newly named as an Arts and Entertainment district.  It’s one of those small towns with a grassy square surrounded by shops, restaurants, galleries, and offices.  Last evening was our usual First Friday, where all the businesses stay open until 8:00 and there are musicians here and there.  Last night was special, including […]

Rejected illustration – lessons learned

Reading by flashlight.  This was a rough draft illustration for the new children’s book series we’re working on.  I was an experimenting with media types.  This piece was done Derwent Coloursoft pencils on Strathmore Artagain coal black paper.  I was interested in seeing if I could get away with using the black paper for the […]

Mission – Gather Material for Book Series

I’m visiting Philadelphia this weekend.  I’m starting work on a series of books for children, so am here to photograph the two children who are the main characters.  We’re visiting locations that will be in the books.  Today’s location was the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University.  It was well worth seeing.  It’s quite […]

Alice and Jerry – taught me to read

The gentle images in these books inspired an artist to bloom within my soul. I didn’t learn to read from the books about Dick and Jane with their dog Spot though I enjoy them and have framed a page from one of the books.  Believe it or not, you can purchase individual pages.  Mine was […]

Number One

There are some projects I need to work on and ideas are starting to pour into my brain.  This is a warm up exercise with watercolor pencils.  Number One.  I have not done anything with my watercolor pencils aside from scratch a few lines on some papers to see what they look like when wet. […]