I have been working on a children's book for the past year, written by a wonderful author, Karen Wilson Pool. It's been a grand experience for me, especially as Karen let me design the entire book from cover to cover, and this past week I handed over the completed project for her approval!
Yipeeeeee! She LOVED it!!
I'm hoping it will be a good portfolio piece and open a few doors. We shall see!
When Karen gave me a copy of the story, and I sat down to do some sketching, I fell in love! And I'm hoping you will love it too!!
The story is of a little girl born with a song in her heart, and her discovery that the world is full of unique and beautiful songs, and that every creature on earth has a song to sing!
It's funny, but one of my favorite aspects of illustrating is the creation of the characters. It's almost God-like, and I relish imagining every little bit - from their clothing and shoes to the way they comb their hair, and even the toys they take to bed. It is such a kick!!
I can't wait for you to meet this little girl, but until then, here are a few more of the finished illustrations: