I don't post here often, because my schedule is filled with more than children's book illustration, however, my latest project was for a Christmas early reader, and now that the publisher has sent the files to the printer, now I can share.
This was my first kid's book illustrated purely digitally, so it was quite an experience. I normally only paint digitally for novels and some older kid's genres, like MG or YA (which are only sometimes illustrated).
Strangers in the Stable, by Jim Laughter and 4RV Publishing, is a charming twist to the traditional Christmas tale, which makes me doubly honored to have been the illustrator. Now, for a peek at the illos:
|The stores and shops teemed with life,|
and people lined up at tables in the marketsquare,
signed books, and paid money to
men in flowing red robes and shiny hats.
|Finally, three more men entered from out|
of the night. Kings, the people called them.
They carried gifts and laid them before the
child and his parents.
|The kids got to know the young family,|
and even Young Billy became friends with
If you're interested in seeing the original cover I created for this book, and read why I changed it at literally the last minute, check out my latest 4RV newsletter post.
If your thinking on buying a few copies for Christmas, pre-orders are being accepted now on the 4RV Publishing catalog site.
Until next time,