Friday, September 17, 2010

Illustration Friday - Acrobat



I just had these 8.5" x 5.5" postcards made that I'll be sending as art samples to art directors and editors at publishing houses that I want to work with on picture books.

These illustrations are from my WIP picture book dummy. I've been working on this dummy on and off for a couple years. It's been off since last fall; I've illustrated 4 picture books and had a baby in the meantime! Now I finally have some time to start working on it again. I've completely rewritten the story but kept most of the same characters. The new story has a much stronger plot structure, but it still needs some revising. I've given the manuscript to my critique group and also have some other writers critiquing it at the Midsouth conference next weekend. Can't wait!

25 comments:

anna wadham said...

These are great. Good luck with the book :)

Diane Duda said...

they really are great!

Grobi White said...

Lovely!

Brine Blank said...

I really like the fact you can see the under drawing and the choose of warm colors for this...great flow...

NightenGail said...

Love the penguins!

Heather said...

happy playful penguins, love them!

k.h.whitaker said...

very cute, I love the movement and lines

Bethanie Murguia said...

Great characters and lovely drawing style.

Rico said...

These are hilarious. Great art style.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! I am soooooooooo in love here!! This is sheer delightful madness! I love them all. Great work! BRAVO!!

Kristi Valiant said...

Thanks, everyone!

Jack Foster said...

Love the postcards Kristi! I'm a penguin fan anyway, and these are splendid! Nice!!!

Xiao Mei Lin said...

Great characters and I really like your stylization.

Juan Carlos Partidas said...

Lovely illustration. Congratulations.

Junko Miyakoshi said...

i love penguins! so cute!! :D

nello said...

wow what great shapes and how elegant! the colors are fantastic.

Juan said...

Very nice penguins. Great illo, Kristi!

Brooke Boynton said...

Great postcard! :)

Ana said...

they look amazing!!

Ian T. said...

A beautiful illustration and your finishing of it, complete with reflections, is exactly right!

String said...

Love the expression and movement!

psychopooch said...

Very playful and acrobatic. Nice illo.

Pury said...

This is so cute! love it.

❤Yisin said...

I love these penguins~~~ and they are so adorable!!!!

Shravani.Arts said...

WOW...all your illustrations are SO BEAUTIFUL...really liked them!