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Children’s Book Illustration
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Thought I’d go ahead and share some projects I’ve been working on recently. I’d love to hear your comments 🙂
I Started illustrating a new children’s book recently. This is the story of Bug & Teddy. They get up to all kinds of adventure and I’m finding it fun to create these illustrations. This is the first of many beautiful images that you will find in my upcoming children’s book “Bug & Teddy’s Adventure”, based on the antics of my very own daughter and her best friend Teddy.
Bug and Teddy were inseparable growing up. They went everywhere together and got into all kinds of mischief. She loved him dearly and still has that bond even though she is grown and off to college. I raised my daughter as a single mom so Teddy took on the responsibility of looking out for us. He died when he met the business end of an angry dog and we have missed him ever since. So this is a book, and possibly a series of books, done as a tribute to Teddy and a gift to my daughter. This way, Teddy will always be with her.
Although I have illustrated children’s books in the past, this will be the first one that I have attempted. I will share each new illustration as I create them if you’re interested in watching my progress.
If you are interested in commissioning me for your children’s book illustration, I’d love to hear about your book and discuss your project with you. Have a look at my services and illustration examples and then contact me and I can create a custom quote just for you.
I am an artist, and illustrator, and a book cover designer. I have been asked quite a bit in the past for a link to my portfolio where people could see examples of not only my cover design, but my illustrations, maps, and logos as well.
All I had to share was a link to an album on Google+ which I doubt did a very good job of showcasing my work.
So today I took the time to put together some graphic design banners that feature my work and then used Youtube to put them to music and tada! I have a brand new video portfolio that I am going to share on my about me page.
All said and done, not counting the time it took to create the artwork, logos, maps and book covers, the entire video took me about six hours to make.
I’d love to get your feedback on it, I need to know if everything is clearly visible or if I need to make a few adjustments.
Either way, I appreciate you taking the time to check it out 🙂
If you are interested in any of the services I provide, you can find them here.
I’ve created a new map illustration. You can see how it turned out below. I am especially happy with the compass in this map. I create each one from scratch, hand drawing them first and then taking them into photoshop for the final touches.
Here is a copy of the compass I designed for this map. I think it looks kind of steampunk. What do you think?
Map illustrations are one of my most favorite types of projects to work on. There is just something about maps that appeals to my creativity.
If you are looking for a custom designed map for your book that will bring your world to life, I’d be happy to illustrate it for you. Have a look here for more information.
I am happy to let you all know that I have recently come up with a new logo design that I illustrated to go with my business name, Mundus Media Ink. What do you think?
I like the idea of an octopus because they squirt ink, so here’s my little ink squirter which is meant to represent me busy at designing. He keeps me in-line, see his little eyes, he’s making sure I’m working 🙂
So this eight armed guy inspired me to revamp my whole website and make it easier for authors to find all the services I provide, from book cover design to website design and author image branding. My new website design clearly states all my pricing up-front and makes it easy for you to contact me for any service they might be interested in. Take a look and let me know what you think 🙂
At the same time, I finally came up with a brand new business card design. This is great because I had never gotten around to designing one before. I have a lot of author events that I’m attending in the near future and I have a beautiful business card to hand out to all the new authors I meet.
It’s a folding design so I could include a lot of information, which I really like. Have a look…
These were the front, insides, and then back of the business card. Also, I redesigned my headshot for the website, here’s the final result…
Thanks for taking the time to have a look at my new designs and illustrations. If you’re interested in any of the services I have to offer you can have a look at them here…
Hope you had a great weekend 🙂