What is JacketFlap

  • JacketFlap connects you to the work of more than 200,000 authors, illustrators, publishers and other creators of books for Children and Young Adults. The site is updated daily with information about every book, author, illustrator, and publisher in the children's / young adult book industry. Members include published authors and illustrators, librarians, agents, editors, publicists, booksellers, publishers and fans.
    Join now (it's free).

Sort Blog Posts

Sort Posts by:

  • in
    from   

Suggest a Blog

Enter a Blog's Feed URL below and click Submit:

Most Commented Posts

In the past 7 days

Recent Posts

(from the illustrator category)

Recent Comments

JacketFlap Sponsors

Spread the word about books.
Put this Widget on your blog!
  • Powered by JacketFlap.com

Are you a book Publisher?
Learn about Widgets now!

Advertise on JacketFlap

MyJacketFlap Blogs

  • Login or Register for free to create your own customized page of blog posts from your favorite blogs. You can also add blogs by clicking the "Add to MyJacketFlap" links next to the blog name in each post.

illustrator Category Blogs

Blog Posts by Date

Click days in this calendar to see posts by day or month
<<July 2016>>
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
     0102
03040506070809
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      
new posts in all blogs
Viewing: Blog Posts from the illustrator category, Most Recent at Top [Help]
Results 61,651 - 61,675 of 155,439
61651. Coloring Page Tuesdays - Leaping Llamas!

Sign up to receive alerts when a new coloring page is posted each week and/or click here to view more coloring pages!

Spring!
     Around here, Spring is moving in like Leaping Llamas (Georgia, USA). Don't ask me where this idea came from. All I know is it popped into my head several years ago as the beginning of an alphabet book. I mean, what could be better? I love llamas, I love leaping...
     EARTH DAY is coming - April 22nd...
     I've already received a few requests for the high resolution files of my Earth Day images for murals, t-shirts, and canvas bags, and I'm willing to share them with you too. It's my tiny way of giving back for an important cause. So, check out my Earth Day images, and if you need the high resolution files to help promote your non-profit Earth Day activities, I'll get them to you to send to your printer.
     I also have some ready-to-order products in my Zazzle store. There's plenty of time to order - so check it out! (Click the logo.)
In association with Zazzle.comglobe
     Click here to view the entire Coloring Page Tuesday collection.
     Click the image to open a .jpg to print and color. Send your colored image (less than 1mb) to coloringpages@dulemba.com and I'll post it to my blog! Click here to find more coloring pages.

     Click the covers to learn about my picture book, Soap, soap, soap and Soap, soap, soap ~ Jabón, jabón, jabón.


5 Comments on Coloring Page Tuesdays - Leaping Llamas!, last added: 3/25/2011
Display Comments Add a Comment
61652. Mellow yellow

7 Comments on Mellow yellow, last added: 3/25/2011
Display Comments Add a Comment
61653. Spring Arrives!




















So, spring arrived this weekend and it snowed yesterday. Such is life in New England. At least spring snow is only pretend snow, right? This is a rough sketch for a portfolio sample– I'll post the final when it's done. Must keep creating!

It's been a busy month around here. I finished the Maggie and Oliver cover (book to be released in October!), sent out a postcard mailer, worked up a second color sample for a dummy, dipped back into a story that needed to simmer for a while, and completed a nifty magazine map assignment. And I even managed to plant a row of snap peas in the garden this weekend. (The day before it snowed, of course!) I like busy.

And...

...I've been getting ready for the Whispering Pines Writer's Retreat this coming weekend! (I feel like my puppy: So excited, so excited, so excited!)

I'll be speaking as the author/illustrator mentor. I'm so honored to have been invited, and must admit to being a bit nervous, but in a good way. (Hope you behave yourself, PowerPoint.)

I am really looking forward to meeting new friends and the other fantastic mentors. (Oh please, don't let me get tongue-tied...)

Must remember to take lots of pictures. In the meantime, Happy Spring, everyone!

4 Comments on Spring Arrives!, last added: 3/23/2011
Display Comments Add a Comment
61654. Hooray for Previews!

The old mail bag had a special surprise while I was away, a book about surprises: my preview copy of the upcoming HOORAY FOR AMANDA AND HER ALLIGATOR! Outside of my travelog, it's my longest book to date, a hybrid picture book and chapter book chronicling the surprising adventures of a spunky girl and her nervous stuffed alligator in 6-1/2 stories. I'm excited about this one, especially as

0 Comments on Hooray for Previews! as of 1/1/1900
Add a Comment
61655. Blue Birds and Sleeping Cows

Scanning some art work and posting on my other blog today.



5 Comments on Blue Birds and Sleeping Cows, last added: 3/23/2011
Display Comments Add a Comment
61656. “The Incident at Tower 37″ by Chris Perry

After two-years on the festival circuit, animator Chris Perry is releasing his short, The Incident at Tower 37, online today in honor of World Water Day. It’s a sci-fi allegory with a message, well worth ten minutes of your time.


Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation | Permalink | No comment | Post tags:

0 Comments on “The Incident at Tower 37″ by Chris Perry as of 1/1/1900
Add a Comment
61657. IF ~ Cultivate

Cultivate knowledge...

This illustration is from about 10 years ago.
I thought it was appropriate for this weeks Illustration Friday.

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too! Enjoy the sunshine while browsing through the pages of my website
ArtQwerks

0 Comments on IF ~ Cultivate as of 1/1/1900
Add a Comment
61658. NJSCBWI Conference Reminder

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


Filed under: authors and illustrators, children writing, Conferences and Workshops, Consultation, Contests, How to, submissions, Writing Tips Tagged: agents, critiques, Editors, June New Jersey SCBWI Conference

2 Comments on NJSCBWI Conference Reminder, last added: 3/23/2011
Display Comments Add a Comment
61659. Illustration Friday: Cultivate







20 Comments on Illustration Friday: Cultivate, last added: 3/24/2011
Display Comments Add a Comment
61660. Japan Earthquake/Tsunami and World Vision’s Early Readers Series

A few days ago, in the wake of the earthquake disaster in Japan, I heard about a family acquaintance in Canada whose elderly grandmother in Yamagata had a very bad stroke.   Yamagata is in northern Japan and some of the services to that area were disrupted, exacerbating the situation for anyone needing medical care.   What did this family acquaintance do?  Well, she and her mother packed up their bags immediately and booked a flight to Japan to be with their loved one even amidst all the furor and panic around the nuclear power plant situation in Fukushima.  Hearing this story, I had an epiphany.  Love does not flee, it goes to whom it must attend, at all cost and without fear.

World Vision is one of those organizations that understands this notion and acts on it with conviction.  This week I was heartened by reading the blog posts of one of its workers in earthquake and tsunami ravaged northern Japan.  So, today I am focusing my post on one of its initiatives — books for children.   The World Vision Early Readers series are photo-illustrated picture books published by Tundra Books in conjunction with World Vision Canada.  The books are authored by Marla Stewart Konrad, a former World Vision communications professional.  PaperTigers recently did an interview with Marla and reviewed one of the books in the series: I Like to Play.   As mentioned in the interview, all royalties proceeding from the sales of the World Vision Early Reader books go to World Vision to help support their initiatives for children.   Marla’s own long career with the organization has helped cement her beliefs in the efficacy of its work in assisting children all over the world.

Right now, it is families in northern Japan that need the most assistance.  As you can see from its website and blog, World Vision is speedily making its way there as did my family acquaintance to her ailing grandmother in Yamagata.  Isn’t love truly the greatest thing?

0 Comments on Japan Earthquake/Tsunami and World Vision’s Early Readers Series as of 1/1/1900
Add a Comment
61661. IF ~ Cultivate

Cultivate knowledge...

This illustration is from about 10 years ago.
I thought it was appropriate for this weeks Illustration Friday.

When you purchase an item from MY STORE, 10% of your purchase price will be donated to my favorite animal charities; Last Chance Animal Rescue and Horses Haven, both in lower MI. Which charity the donation goes to, will depend on the item purchased and I will love you forever from the bottom of my little black heart. ...and even if you don't purchase anything from me, you can go to their site and make a donation! They deserve a chance too! Enjoy the sunshine while browsing through the pages of my website
ArtQwerks

5 Comments on IF ~ Cultivate, last added: 3/23/2011
Display Comments Add a Comment
61662. Invitation to all!!


Dear All

I would love to invite you to my up-coming art show - "ONE" - a Maverix Art Auction Benefit for Japan Relief.

Location:
SuperFrog Gallery
1746 Post St , New People building , top floor

Date and Time: 2 April, 7pm - 10pm
More infoMaverix Art Auction Benefit for Japan Relief
Together we can become "ONE" to make a difference

Gallery Opens 7 pm, Silent Auction Bidding ends at 930 pm.

Join us for the upcoming silent auction party , for the rare chance to
bring home original art from celebrated artists in the animation & film industry
(Pixar, Lucas, Dreamworks, Nickelodeon to name a few) including:

Dice Tsusum
Robert Valley,
Ronnie Del Carmen
Enrico Casarosa,
Scott Morse
Bill Presing
Lou Romano
Cam De Leon
Tooru Terada,
Daniel Simon
John Waishank,
Patrick Awa
Joey Chou
Ed Bell,
Todd Ueminami
Marcos Mateu,
Mari Inukai
Yoriko Ito
Jackie Huang,
Soosa Kim
Jamie Baker
Alina Chau
Oren Haskins
Sei Nakashima
Julia Lundman
Le Tang,
Ted Mathot
Tom Rubalcava
Derek Thompson,
Sho Murase
Sergio Paez
Vaughn Ross

... also critically acclaimed fine artists such as

Miya Ando ,
Kent Williams ....and many more !

SuperFrog , Maverix and ArtistsHelpJapan are donating 100% of all proceeds to Artists Help Japan Fund with Mercy Corps.
There will be appetizers and drinks , live DJ sets by DJ Dedan

ひ とつ("HITOTSU") means "One" which is the first number of all but also mean "United" in Japanese.
Our action might be a little "one" to start with, but we can get together and become "ONE" to make a difference.



Hope to see you all there!!

0 Comments on Invitation to all!! as of 1/1/1900
Add a Comment
61663. Ballooning

A sketchbook sketch I doodled over in Photoshop. Another sketch for the porcupine piece I've been working on.

Still working o getting a new online portfolio up. I think it'll be the weekend before I can devote any real time to it. Thanks so much to Ben Towle for helping me with this. I'd have been totally lost without you.

Went out to the movies with a couple of friends last night, a rare treat. We saw The Illusionist which was brilliant. It's a nearly wordless, animated movie that feels like great French movie from the 1960's.

2 Comments on Ballooning, last added: 3/23/2011
Display Comments Add a Comment
61664. I quit facebook – here’s why

As of tonight, my Facebook account is gone. Permanently. The short version of why I left: As I said on my final wall post, I will miss the people I really connected with there, but I will not miss the experience of using Facebook. I just don’t like it. Also, it’s a huge time-suck. For the long version, read on:

I should start by saying why I joined FB. At the  2009 SCBWI conference in LA, an editor suggested that FB  and Twitter were good resources and ways to connect for kidlit people. When I got home, I joined both FB and Twitter just to check them out, assuring myself that I could quit if I wanted to. I immediately liked Twitter and hated Facebook, but decided to give it a chance in case I changed my mind.

Shortly after I joined, something strange happened. People I didn’t know and had never heard of started sending me friend requests. I wondered, “Who are these people and why do they want to be friends with me?” But they were friends with all my other friends, so I decided on an open friending policy (I friended everyone that asked).

The longer this went on, the more cynical I became. The more friends I had on Facebook, the lonelier I felt. Probably because I didn’t know most of my so called friends.

It wasn’t all bad. It was great to connect with real friends and kidlit people on FB. It was also really fun to get a hundred or more, “Happy Birthday!” messages posted to my wall on my bday (it took me a while to figure out how they all knew it was my bday).

I’ll admit that I never really learned how to use FB (like not looking at the users manual when you buy something). I thought at first that it was like Twitter (it’s not) and that it was, “plug and play” (it wasn’t, there was a lot to learn). The worst part is that I didn’t realize that by friending everyone, I was putting my real friends at risk. Most people on FB are nice, honest people, but some aren’t. A friend of mine let me in on the fact that you had to be careful of who you connected to on FB, because they had access to all your friends and their info. If that wasn’t bad enough, FB kept changing things like privacy settings, which allowed people to see your personal info even if you didn’t want them to!

I almost quit several times, but FB kept sucking me back in. There were a few friends that I only talked with on FB and I didn’t want to lose touch again.

But looking at the news stream felt like drowning. There were all these people (many that I didn’t know) talking about all these other people I didn’t know. And they were playing games and sending me requests and asking me to join their book pages and, and, and … and I was going crazy, and not writing or drawing as much. Someone told me how to turn off all the game stuff, which helped, but Facebook was still a stressful place to be. And I still hated using it. Every time I figured out where everything was and how it worked, FB updated things so we all had to start all over again.

I almost quit again at the beginning of the year. Then I had a brilliant thought. I could make FB pages to keep my personal life personal! I could unfriend all the people I didn’t actually know! This gave me hope for a nanosecond. Then I found out that it’s a horrible feeling to unfriend people, even if you don’t know them, and that it felt bad to ignore new friend requests from unknown people. Also, not many people liked my new pages, which made me feel stupid for making them in the first place, so I tried to share the posts on my wall and tweet about them, which felt like screaming, “look at me, look at my FB page.”

It took a while to realize that I didn’t care/wasn’t offended if people didn’t look at my Facebook pages  or read my wall or comment. Most of them were probably drowning in their own crowded news streams. The

10 Comments on I quit facebook – here’s why, last added: 3/23/2011
Display Comments Add a Comment
61665. DESIGNER - suzy ultman

the suzy ultman newsletter always contains some exciting news and yesterday's mail was no exception. suzy has a brand new fabric collection coming this april from robert kaufman called 'appleville', and an entire bathroom range with 'give a hoot' available now at target.

10 Comments on DESIGNER - suzy ultman, last added: 3/23/2011
Display Comments Add a Comment
61666. En cours ...

Coucou ! Je sais, je ne suis pas très présente ces derniers temps ! Je n'ai pas trop de temps à moi ! Et entre deux choses à faire je veux participer au projet Tsunami de cafésalé pour soutenir le Japon, voilà un aperçu du travail en cours :

7 Comments on En cours ..., last added: 3/24/2011
Display Comments Add a Comment
61667. TEXTILES - josi serverson

josi severson is a print designer who recently began making screen-printed organic textiles about a year ago. josi has just printed her new spring collection of fabrics featuring bright turquoise, blue, green, coral, and yellow monochromatic minimalist designs. you can see more online at ten 14 textiles.

1 Comments on TEXTILES - josi serverson, last added: 3/23/2011
Display Comments Add a Comment
61668.

Inspiration
DOTS

Cherokee Plate by Midwinter.

1 Comments on , last added: 3/24/2011
Display Comments Add a Comment
61669. STORE SNAPS - stationery

i have a few snapshots of stationery to post today, starting with this lovely collection from wh smith called 'songbird'. it features decorative antique gold birds on a pale minty turquoise base mixed with bright pink interiors. below : a few mara-mi notepads spotted in tk maxx.

2 Comments on STORE SNAPS - stationery, last added: 3/23/2011
Display Comments Add a Comment
61670. Kupi - A Graphic Designer With FLAIR


So who exactly is Kupi? She is Kimberly Kuprijanow, a Graphic Designer for the independent music scene in Northern New Jersey and New York City. Kimberly - also know as Kupi, is a lover of music. She helps to elevate and market distinctive music artists. She comes from a family of musicians and artists, and has developed a great ear for music since childhood. Through teachings and experiences, she has acquired a keen sense of the business as well. Kupi has built a solid reputation as a fast, reliable creative professional who delivers quality work. She has designed flyers, CD & LP packaging, various ads, and promotional items for The Knitting Factory, Downtown Recordings, !K7 Records, BBE Records, SoulSpazm Records, and tons more. Some of her  work has been featured in the magazines Rinse, XXL, The Source, URB, Vice & Elemental, Wax Poetics, and Scratch,... and the work never stops.



Kupi is originally from Paterson, New Jersey but lived in Savannah, Goergia for 9 years. There she went to college earning a BFA in Graphic Design from The Savannah College of Art & Design. She began designing flyers for random hip hop shows during her 1999 internship in New York City. This prompted her to move back to New Jersey in 2002 to do more of the same type of work and it's been a non-stop roller coaster ride ever since. Until recently, she was a Graphic Designer for the event planning magazine empire BIZBASH MEDIA in New York. There she helped design special marketing materials for BizBash Magazine and promotional materials for their expos and trade shows for event and party planners in the New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Washington D.C., and Chicago areas. Before that Kupi was the Graphic Design Production Manager for Studio Distribution, until they closed in March of 2006 (thanks for all your illegal downloads

6 Comments on Kupi - A Graphic Designer With FLAIR, last added: 3/24/2011
Display Comments Add a Comment
61671. NOTICE BOARD...

illustration rally are asking for art donations which they can then sell on etsy and all profits will be donated to the japan tsunami appeal. submission guidelines can be found here. illustration above by mili-jane pooley. bust magazine are currently accepting applications (until April 15th) for the best-attended indie craft fair in NYC - the 'craftacular and food fair' is happening in SoHo,

1 Comments on NOTICE BOARD..., last added: 3/23/2011
Display Comments Add a Comment
61672.

0 Comments on as of 1/1/1900
Add a Comment
61673. Swarm

This was meant to be my Illustration Friday entry but it's about two weeks late. The theme was 'swarm', though I think this would probably go better with the word 'spore' since the children kind of look more like floating spores. The bottom image was a value study. The final watercolour has had quite a lot of colour correction as the finished piece turned out very insipid.

0 Comments on Swarm as of 1/1/1900
Add a Comment
61674. “Happiness Is A Warm Blanket” pencil tests

Next Tuesday, Warner Home Video will release an all-new Peanuts special direct-to-video, Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown. It was directed by my old friend Andy Beall (Up, Ratatouille) and animator Frank Molieri (The Simpsons Movie, SpongeBob SquarePants Movie). The film is based directly on Peanuts strips from the 1960s, and the whole production was put together with incredible loving care. I’ve seen it and I love it. It may be the best Peanuts animation since… oh, lets say 1971. Here’s a video, narrated by Beall, showing several scenes in pencil test just to give you a taste.


Cartoon Brew: Leading the Animation Conversation | Permalink | 3 comments | Post tags: , ,

0 Comments on “Happiness Is A Warm Blanket” pencil tests as of 1/1/1900
Add a Comment
61675. "ONE" - a Maverix Art Auction Benefit for Japan Relief

"Persephone" or "Pomegranate" is my contribution to this year GDG book.

"Festival" below will be donated to the the Benefit Art Show.


Dear All

I would love to invite you to my up-coming art show - "ONE" - a Maverix Art Auction Benefit for Japan Relief.

Location:
SuperFrog Gallery
1746 Post St , New People building , top floor

Date and Time: 2 April, 7pm - 10pm
More infoMaverix Art Auction Benefit for Japan Relief
Together we can become "ONE" to make a difference

Gallery Opens 7 pm, Silent Auction Bidding ends at 930 pm.

Join us for the upcoming silent auction party , for the rare chance to
bring home original art from celebrated artists in the animation & film industry
(Pixar, Lucas, Dreamworks, Nickelodeon to name a few) including:

Dice Tsusum
Robert Valley,
Ronnie Del Carmen
Enrico Casarosa,
Scott Morse
Bill Presing
Lou Romano
Cam De Leon
Tooru Terada,
Daniel Simon
John Waishank,
Patrick Awa
Joey Chou
Ed Bell,
Todd Ueminami
Marcos Mateu,
Mari Inukai
Yoriko Ito
Jackie Huang,
Soosa Kim
Jamie Baker
Alina Chau
Oren Haskins
Sei Nakashima
Julia Lundman
Le Tang,
Ted Mathot
Tom Rubalcava
Derek Thompson,
Sho Murase
Sergio Paez
Vaughn Ross

... also critically acclaimed fine artists such as

Miya Ando ,
Kent Williams ....and many more !

SuperFrog , Maverix and ArtistsHelpJapan are donating 100% of all proceeds to Artists Help Japan Fund with Mercy Corps.
There will be appetizers and drinks , live DJ sets by DJ Dedan

ひ とつ("HITOTSU") means "One" which is the first number of all but also mean "United" in Japanese.
Our action might be a little "one" to start with, but we can get together and become "ONE" to make a difference.


Hope to see you all there!!

I also just up-dated by web-site with new and up-coming exhibition information, please come and visit.

32 Comments on "ONE" - a Maverix Art Auction Benefit for Japan Relief, last added: 3/25/2011
Display Comments Add a Comment

View Next 25 Posts