New Book Releases and Illustrating a Children’s Book
Well Hello there! If you’ve been watching the website here, you probably have been wondering if I died or something, lol. But, nope!
I’ve just been really busy doing a ton of things…learning new things and working on new ideas, and of course still drawing and working on that wonderful thing called art.
So, What Have I Been Doing All This Time?
Anyways, I’d like to tell a bit of what I’ve been up to for awhile now…the past couple of months I’ve been busy working on getting illustrations done for a new book coming out very soon!
It’s a lot of work getting a book together…
more than I’d ever realized!
Between creating the illustrations, meeting with my cohorts and partners in crime almost on a nightly basis at first to get the initial character’s look figured out and agreed upon by all it’s been quite a ride!
I’m just so happy I’ve had the privilege of working with some very amazing and awesome people, Sunday Erickson, the author of the book, and Dr. Carl Welliver. He’s the guy responsible for getting us all together as a team in the first place and getting things set up to get it out to the public…
if he’d not been helping Sunday find an artist or illustrator for her book, I’d never have had the opportunity.
Anyways, this book Ms. Sunday has written is quite an interesting story.
I’d have to say I had a great time reading it already…
Yeah, I got to read it before it was even published!
I had the honor of reading it already as it helped to read each chapter first, before going ahead and trying to figure out a scene to draw for that specific chapter.
It’s quite an amazing story and easy to read in my opinion. It’s an inspiring story of a little girl named Lucy and her “Spark of Spirit” Merri Berri Blue, her little dog Tu-tu, and friends she meets along the way. The Spark of Spirit, Merri, to explain a bit more, is what you could call a spirit guide or guardian angel, there to help guide Lucy through life.
I really enjoyed reading it as I worked on the scenes for this book, The Incredible Adventures of Merri Berri Blue, Tu-Tu Much, The Journey Begins which is actually only the first book of a series, written by Ms. Sunday Erickson.
I’ll be starting on the scenes for the second book in the series very soon…actually I’ll be starting soon as I get done writing this, lol!
Here’s a little peek at the cover below:
Want to find out more? Just click the image and you’ll be able to read more about what the book is about and where you can order it. It’s not out quite yet, but will be on Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd!
Find out more at the link below:
You also might want to check out another excellent and highly interesting book there written by Dr. Carl Welliver…Awakening the Spark of Spirit Within You…Getting to Know Your Spirit Guide. This book helps to understand more about the Spark of Spirit or Spirit Guides.
I’ll be back again soon! I hope to share what I’m doing more as I work on the next scenes for the second book in the series, which means I must be off to the drawing board now.
Please share this if you liked it, I’d truly appreciate it! Hope you have an awesome weekend!
UPDATE! COMING SOON…new book cover and title for the 1st book!
You can read more about it here on my latest post Drawing & Sketching Book Cover Artwork for the Incredible Adventures of Merri Berri Blue