Monthly Archives: December 2013

Mired in a dilemma of other’s indecision.

Picture book illustration page breakdown

Picture book iPad app, rough page breakdown

I’m having problems working with authors of self-published picture books taking too long to approve each stage of the illustration process. A book I estimate to take 3 months of work, ends up taking 8 months  because of the lag time between approvals on each illustration. My actual work time is the same, but I make very little money because I am tied up for so long waiting on one book. Maybe that’s why so many illustrators won’t work for self-publishing authors.

I’ve tried working on two or more picture books at once, but I tend to get confused with the 16 plus illustrations for each book and forget which author told me what. I wish I could find someone who really wants to move quickly and can make up their mind.

When I get a few more picture books under my belt, I will start to contact publishers directly. I really like meeting and working with the children’s book authors directly, it just seems like as a group, they have a problem making swift decisions at each step.

Please comment, all suggestions are welcome.


Third Grade Textbook Illustrations


I wanted to share these, which I did recently.  

Third Grade Textbook Illustrations.

Jumprope Animation


I did this today just to see if I could do it.  It’s a little jumprope animation.  Just  a simple stick figure thing, but I’d never done an animation before.  Now I’m feeling all happy because, “Look, I did it!” and I want to share my accomplishment with someone who might appreciate that.  So…  here it is:
Jumprope Animation.