Bookie And the Scoliosis Diagnosis | Books Arrived!

By heather at 7:40 pm on Tuesday, August 26, 2008

bookie and the scoliosis diagnosis books everbest printing children's book

Eeeee, I’m having a very fun month for exciting packages arriving in the mail… Nina Saab just sent me copies of our book, Bookie & The Scoliosis Diagnosis, yippee! Everbest printing did a great job on the printing, it has a nice feel to it and the colours turned out very close to the original artwork. You can purchase the book here (CDN$21.95), and proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Children’s Hospitals Orthopedic Divisions. Nina also has launched a Scoliosis Diagnosis website with information on scoliosis you can check out here.

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India sketches | hand in hand

By heather at 4:12 am on Saturday, August 9, 2008

india sketches rajasthan sari pencil illustration

I really enjoyed reminiscing while drawing this illustration… it’s from a photo Ben took of me in India being guided by an old widow through the Abhaneri wells in Rajasthan. Illustration is done with a graphite pencil, white pencil, and light blue pencil on a piece of warm coloured scrap paper, which really makes the blue of her sari pop out.

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Marble Latticework

By heather at 5:46 pm on Friday, August 8, 2008

india marble lattice pattern illustration

This is a study of some beautiful marble latticework we saw in India… took me ages to capture the pattern, can’t imagine how much time it would have taken to carve this by hand hundreds of years ago. I put my green designer thumb to use for this illustration, using a scrap of orange construction paper to draw on, which adds a lovely crumpled texture to the illustrated study.

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India Inspired

By heather at 5:46 pm on Thursday, August 7, 2008

india sketches udaipur elephant rajasthan mountain city palace

I’m taking a little break from my pen & digital colour drawings of Hera’s stuff and doing some sketches from photos we took on our trip to India last year. This sketch is of a bunch of different memories of our time in Udaipur.

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The Little Boy’s Smile | Books arrived!

By heather at 5:04 pm on Wednesday, August 6, 2008

the little boy's smile children's books trafford publishing

Eeeeee! I just received a box full of copies of my latest book, “The Little Boy’s Smile,” written by Tom Krause. I just love how it turned out, Trafford did a great job with the publishing & printing, the colours especially coming very close to the original artwork. Even Hera’s thrilled, cutely sporting her baby balloon dress :)

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