Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Color Spread


Click on the image to see it larger.

Here's the color version of a spread from my picture book dummy that I promised you in my last post. When I submit my sketch dummy of my own picture book manuscript to publishers, I'll also send along a couple full-color spreads so that they can see what the finished art would look like. Actually, I'll be submitting to agents first who handle picture book author/illustrators. I've never submitted my work to agents before, so I'm starting to gather info for a dream agent list.

15 comments:

Alina Chau said...

This is beautiful!!

Jack Foster said...

Kristi, this is terrific! Great work for your dummy book! I'm a sucker for penguins anyway! nice detail!

sandybau said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and congratulations for your new Cora's book!! It's GORGEOUS!! You are a great illustrator and writer and I really appreciate your nice comments!!

Jeanie W said...

Do you have Linda Pratt of Sheldon Fogelman Agency on your list? I met her at an SCBWI event last summer and she was wonderful. She reps LeUyen Pham's work.

Art Fan Ako said...

It's going to come out great! Wow! Your the illustrator of "Cora Cooks Pancit". Love and own that book! So excited to find your blog!

Shirley said...

Wow, this is so wonderful...love those penguins and the movement and energy in the spread! Your work is fantastic.

Elizabeth Patch said...

I found your blog through Illustration Friday. Such wonderful work! Your children are so beautifully drawn and so convincing in their emotional expressions and gestures. Glad to have found you

Carla said...

Wonderful!!!

lil kim said...

wow - great work Kristi! Would love to hear about your journey with finding an agent - it's something I've been considering for a while...

Michelle Henninger said...

Kristi, you will be picked up by an agent so fast! You are amazingly talented! Please keep us updated!

Kristi Valiant said...

Thanks, everyone, for all your encouraging comments!

Jeanie - I had Sheldon Fogelman Agency bookmarked, but hadn't looked at the individual agents yet. Thanks for the suggestion of Linda!

Art Fan Ako - Thanks for buying Cora Cooks Pancit! It was a fun book to illustrate!

Lil Kim - It'll be a little while before I'm ready to start submitting to agents, but I'll let you know!

Michelle - So sweet! I hope I get picked up quickly!

Amy C said...

adorable - the colors are perfect, I love the happy oranges and reds.
Wishing you lots of luck with the whole fantastic project.

Vicki said...

So exciting!! This spread looks fab!! Can't wait to see more...

Lynne Chapman said...

Tell me - how do you make it go larger when you click? I just can't get it to do it!?!

Kristi Valiant said...

Thanks Vicki and Amy!
Lynne - when you click the illustration itself, it should open in the same window as a larger image. Hope it works for you!