Happy Halloween | Little Witch

By heather at 2:09 pm on Wednesday, October 31, 2007

halloween illustration black cat trick-or-treat witch broomstick spideres worms spells girl children

And one more greeting card illustration I did for Image Craft, Inc… This one was done in graphite pencil with a tint of colour in Photoshop. For tips, inspiration & resources on creating Halloween greeting cards check out this post.

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Happy Halloween | Severed Hand

By heather at 2:05 pm on Wednesday, October 31, 2007

halloween illustration ghost trick-or-treat haunted severed hand blood

Another greeting card illustration I did for Image Craft, Inc… this one was another simple graphite pencil drawing that I tinted with colour in Photoshop. I used my own hand posed for this one, I’m holding a paintbrush. For tips, inspiration & resources on creating Halloween greeting cards check out this post.

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Happy Halloween | Trick Or Treat

By heather at 2:01 pm on Wednesday, October 31, 2007

halloween illustration ghost pumpkin cat trick-or-treat haunted moon spooky rip

Another greeting card illustration I did for Image Craft, Inc… this one has a irridescent foil treatment, so on the printed product there are some sparkly stars & text in the dark blue sky. I also added the inscription to the blank tombstone “Justin Case.” har har har. For tips, inspiration & resources on creating Halloween greeting cards check out this post.

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Hazy Jean | Happy Halloween!

By heather at 1:00 am on Wednesday, October 31, 2007

halloween witches ghosts goblins bats

Illustrated by Heather Castles © Hazy Jean

Happy Halloween everyone! Hope it’s spooktacular!!! (My greeting card above is available in Canada at shops that carry Hazy Jean cards) For tips, inspiration & resources on creating Halloween greeting cards check out this post.

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Bookie And the Scoliosis Diagnosis | Strutting her stuff

By heather at 6:17 pm on Friday, October 26, 2007

hospital illustration children scoliosis

Two more down, only six more illustrations to go before “Bookie and the Scoliosis Diagnosis” is finished!

hospital sports volleyball illustration children scoliosis

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Goodbye, Baby Max | Is Available for Pre-order at Amazon.com

By heather at 4:44 pm on Thursday, October 25, 2007

Yippee! After all our hard work, Diane Cantrell’s “Good-bye, Baby Max” is now available online through Bridgeway Books at Amazon.com! The hard cover book (complete with dustjacket, emboss & spot varnish) is on sale at Amazon.com for US$11.53 (Retails at $16.95), and will be available in shops in February 2008. If you pre-order the book, you can get an additional 5% off at checkout.

“Mrs. B’s class excitedly awaits the birth of three baby chicks. When Max is unable to crack open his shell, the children’s loving teacher assists them in expressing their feelings of loss and planning a special good-bye.”

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Bookie And the Scoliosis Diagnosis | Mr. Plastic

By heather at 3:28 pm on Tuesday, October 23, 2007

scoliosis illustration children's book brace plastic

Just completed the illustration of Mr. Plastic making Bookie’s brace in Nina Saab’s “Bookie and the Scoliosis Diagnosis.” Watercolour & pencil.

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Bookie And the Scoliosis Diagnosis | A couple more…

By heather at 5:49 pm on Friday, October 19, 2007

scoliosis illustration xray x-ray children's book

Here’s a sneak peak at a couple more of the finished illustrations for Nina Saab’s “Bookie and the Scoliosis Diagnosis.” Illustrated in watercolour & pencil.

scoliosis illustration xray x-ray children's book

scoliosis illustration xray x-ray children's book

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Toothpaste For Dinner | Panflute Flowchart

By heather at 1:17 am on Friday, October 19, 2007

Ah, there are some funny people out there! Check out more of Drew’s comics at toothpastefordinner.com

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Spotty & Eddie Learn to Compromise | Final Illustrations

By heather at 5:21 pm on Thursday, October 18, 2007

turtles red-eared sliders illustration children's book

© Heather Castles / Lisa Chalifoux

I’ve completed the illustrations for Lisa Chalifoux’s children’s book “Spotty & Eddie Learn to Compromise.” This story was a lot of fun to illustrate… I used plain old graphite pencil on illustration board, then gave the illustrations a tint of colour in Photoshop. Also I focused on allowing more white space to give the text a lighter feel.
turtles red-eared sliders illustration children's book

turtles red-eared sliders illustration children's book

turtles red-eared sliders illustration children's book

turtles red-eared sliders illustration children's book

turtles red-eared sliders illustration children's book

turtles red-eared sliders illustration children's book

turtles red-eared sliders illustration children's book

turtles red-eared sliders illustration children's book

turtles red-eared sliders illustration children's book

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