Mathias Verhasselt | Concept Art

By heather at 5:29 am on Wednesday, February 14, 2007

A colleague passed this along to me today…the concept art of Mathias Verhasselt. This is one of my favourites of his digital artwork.

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My Secret to finding Publishers

By heather at 8:04 pm on Thursday, February 8, 2007

Pssst… Publishers’ Catalogue is one of my little secrets for finding illustration work! I use this as my starting point when researching different types of publishers to find ones who my work may be suited to. You can browse through publishers by location (city, state, country) or by type (calendar, children’s books, e-books, etc.) It has links to the publisher’s websites, and there you can get to know what they do, whether your work suits the type of books they sell, and then find information on how to submit your samples. Happy browsing!

(If you liked this tip you might also like : How to Prepare Samples to send to Publishers)

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Sleepover Party gone to print!

By heather at 7:35 pm on Wednesday, February 7, 2007

My latest illustrated children’s book has gone to print this morning, how exciting! Was the first young adult story to illustrate, and was a lot of fun coming up with what all the girls in the story would wear. ‘Sleepover Party’ is being published by Second Story Press, and is a very cute account of a little girl Rose, who has invited all her friends over for a sleepover. BUT, two of her friends are kinda popular, and don’t like Rose’s best friend, Stacey…and they tell Rose if Stacey is invited, they won’t come! Ah, the drama of being a kid! As I read it I just enjoyed how the story really captures the random fears & thoughts that go through kids heads as they deal with what life dishes out to them. It was a lot of fun to illustrate.

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Goodbye, Baby Max | Revised Final Illustrations

By heather at 10:08 pm on Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Just finished doing some revisions to the final illustrations for Diane Cantrell’s “Good-bye, Baby Max”… some were minor (botox injections) some were major (plastic surgery.) From brightening Mrs. B’s blonde hair to adding a colourful rug to the classroom, to adding in a new illustration of the momentos left for baby Max, they all improved the illustrations quite a bit. (Read on …)

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Threadless | Kantina Band Design

By heather at 7:32 pm on Monday, February 5, 2007

This is my contribution to the oodles of Star Wars & Kiss memorobilia out there… my take on the Cantina band covering Kiss. If my design tickles the fancy of the Kiss / Star Wars fan in you, please vote for it through the Threadless site! I just love Threadless.
My Threadless.com Submission

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