Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Last week, I got some comp copies of these graphic novels for kids I illustrated for Stone Arch Books.
T-Ball Trouble and Lily's Lucky Leotard, written by Carl Meister, Illustrated by Jannie Ho (Me!) They are now available on amazon.
Here are some shots of the interior pages. They are simple in style and layout, perfect for teaching kids to read in a comic/graphic novel form.
There has been a trend with the graphic novel format in children's publishing. Hopefully it is something here to stay!
I keep a sketchbook for drawings not related to work. Sometimes I don't draw in it for months, but other times I'm drawing something every day. I like to draw everyday objects for fun - something with a different look than my usual children's illustrations. Here's a drawing of a necklace from my sketchbook. I drew it with a pen and colored it with watercolors.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Honestly, I don't have a "favorite" illustration I produced in 2008, but I posted this one because it's one of the ones I have the least issues with. That might seem to be an odd way to put it, but that's how I was looking at it as I perused my illustrations done this year.
So this one never got published as I was asked by the client to illustrate this maze (you follow the mother hen to the chick by stepping on the items that begin with "ch") but was up against another illustrator who was doing this too. Their client was to pick the one they wanted, and the other illustrator's was chosen. I have no idea what theirs looked like so I can't make any comments on that but I was pleased with my results.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
I love starting with a new list of goals each January - and I love looking back at them at the end of the year and feel proud when I can cross out the goals I reached. Here's some of my biggest goals for 2009:
* Get a book deal to publish one of the books I have written
* Illustrate at least 2 books
* Write a new picture book
* Finish the chapter book I'm writing
* Have an exhibition of my work