Thursday, June 14, 2007

New book from Seedling

I just finished the illustrations for a new children's book to be published by Seedling Publications. Here's a sneak peek of the front and back cover illustrations. The illustrations called for a hispanic dad, son and daughter. I used my husband and my nephew as models, neither of whom are hispanic and neither of whom are a daughter. Both, in fact, are very blonde haired, blue-eyed, adorable boys, but they worked great as references. The wiggly dog on the back cover was played by our friends' dogs, Oscar and Nemo. Our house played the part of the house in the book (except that I changed the color of our door and shutters from an ugly purply maroon to a lovely cobalt blue instead).

I won Honorable Mention!

The giraffe illustration that I posted on this blog on June 1 won Honorable Mention in the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators illustration contest entitled, "Wacky Wedding." Yay!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Illustration Friday - "Suit"

I created this illustration for the Save the Date cards for my wedding last year.

We used this illustration on our dinner/reception invitations.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Illustration Friday - "Your Paradise"

I just created this illustration for a SCBWI illustration contest. The name of the contest was "Wacky Wedding" and the assignment was to illustrate a very unconventional wedding. Click on it to see the illustration larger and to find the cute lil' mouse who's officiating.

I like how this piece turned out for how quick I made it (last night and today). I might use it for a self-promo piece.