So, I received my copy of the SCBWI Bulletin in the mail yesterday and I found out which of my images they picked to publish. Turns out it’s Boy Reading, an image I sent them in May of 2012. Yay! So, when they say they hang onto artwork to use later, they really aren’t kidding!
Here’s a couple things for a picture book commission I’m working on.
It’s summer, so time to draw Christmas things! Over the last few weeks I’ve been working on some line drawings for a Christmas coloring book for educate.ie, an Irish educational publisher. Here are links to those illustrations on my blog.
Some are just coloring pages, some are connect the dots, some are spot-the-difference, and some are hidden-pictures.
I just heard I’m getting “one or more” of my illustrations in the Bulletin for the November/December 2014 issue. So… Yay! 🙂
I have 5 illustrations in this month’s issue of 435 Magazine, which is a local lifestyle magazine sold in the KC metro area. It isn’t a children’s magazine, but it has a connection to SCBWI because the art director found my name on the SCBWI site among the illustrator portfolios. She followed the link to my site, liked what she saw, and contacted me through my contact form.
Here are the illustrations she commissioned.
This went along with an essay titled “What’s Good About Goodbye” and was supposed to be drawn in sort of a Fancy Nancy style.
Home Owner’s Association
KC Mayor Sly James
The Plaza Art Fair
The Nation’s Happiest City
She bought first time rights to use the images in the print version of the magazine and the associated article on the website. I retain copyrights. So, these will probably go up on iStock sometime soon.
Verrückt at Schlitterbahn
She also commissioned this one, which didn’t end up running because they didn’t run the section it goes with. Good thing, too, because the final version of the Schlitterbahn Verrückt raft holds 3 people, not 4. But 4 is what all the promotional materials showed, so that’s what I used as a reference. I didn’t know it was inaccurate until after I turned it in.