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1. Themed art - Princess


Some more work from a version of Cinderella I drew for Japanese publisher Hikari no Kuni many years ago. At the time I'd been researching the French Revolution a great deal and had large stock pile of art references of the late 18th Century. The setting is very much the dying days of the Ancien Régime, so sadly Cinders and Prince Charming may not have had long to enjoy their happiness!

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2. Princess Theme

Here are a couple of princess images I created.  One was for a Halloween book and features my daughter with her friends and cousin. The other is a spread from A Little Princess which I stepped in to illustrate for another illustrator when she could not meet the deadline...I'm glad I took the job!



Halloween Counting Fun



A Little Princess

Watercolor Illustrations by
Steven James Petruccio


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3. Elizabeth Dulemba's January "Monkey"

Monkey
by Elizabeth Dulemba

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4. Monkey and the Engineer

David Opie - Monkey and the Engineer

Monkey and the Engineer
By David Opie
Ink, digital

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5. Themed Art: Monkeys




I have to admit that monkeys haven't formed a large part of my children's portfolio, but here's a little sketchbook doodle from a while back!

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6. Monkey-ish

While looking for some themed art I came across this image I created some years ago for a book featuring Koko the lowland gorilla.  This was part of the intro to her story.


CONGO
Watercolor on Arches paper
by
STEVEN JAMES PETRUCCIO

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7. Themed art - Family


Two sisters and a step-sister, from a retelling of Cinderella published in Japan in 1994 by Hikari no Kuni.

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8. Happy Winter!

This Land Is Your Land by Catherine Ciocchi, published by Arbordale Publishing, and illustrated by me, Cathy Morrison
December's theme is WINTER! So here's a wintery scene from This Land Is Your Land which came out early 2015. The author is Catherine Ciocchi and the book is about exploring the Earth with land forms.

A hill slopes up above the ground.
The rounded top looks like a mound.
Rolling hills are what you see
when they are in a group of three.

Happy Winter and thanks for taking a look! There's more work on my Studio With A View Blog.

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9. "Time To Hi-BRR-nate"

Hidden Picture Puzzle for Highlights High Five Magazine
by Patrick Girouard


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10. Winter Lake

This was an illustration I did for an ad agency some years ago.  Only adults having fun on the ice.



Acrylic on paper
by
 Steven James Petruccio

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11. Cold Water Swim

 
Adelie Penguins
                                                              acrylic gouache on paper
                                                                      by Joanne Friar

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12. Looking for Shelter

Illo from SCARLETT: STAR ON THE RUN by Susan Schade and Jon Buller, Papercutz 2015.

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13. Winter Woods

A variety of birds found in the woods for a natural science book I illustrated.  The reference was easy...right behind my house



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Wonderful Woods
Steven James Petruccio

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14. Winter Season's Greetings!


from Butterfly Counting 

written by Jerry Pallotta and illustrated by Shennen Bersani

Sorry penguin, there are zero butterflies in Antarctica.  Wishing everyone magical season's greetings!


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15. Antics

 Highlights Hidden Pictures - Patrick Girouard

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16. Fire-Breathers Academy, Patrick Girouard

A spread from the first book in a series of five about the Fire-Breathers Academy.

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17. To school in winter...


"Squishy slime sucked at their rubber overshoes ..." from A Christmas Coat: Memories of my Sioux Childhood by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve. 
Illustration by Ellen Beier.

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18. Back to School We Go!

A few of my books have school related illustrations in them.  I thought I'd share some with you.


Taking the bus to school isn't always easy.  Here children taunt Alicia May.
From My Sister, Alicia May, written by Nancy Tupper Ling, 
illustrated by Shennen Bersani.


The first day of school can bring surprises, like your best friend's new haircut.
written by Barbara Meyers and Lydia Criss Mays
illustrated by Shennen Bersani.


School can teach you about staying healthy.
written by Beverlye Hyman Fead and Tessa Mae Hamermesh,
illustrated by Shennen Bersani.


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19. Themed art: School

Here's an old one! Though I class this in my children's book style, it's actually from a series of advertising posters I did for Dai Ichi Kangyo Bank (now part of the Mizuho group). Ah, good times!

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20. October is Orange!

Wild Ones, Critters in the City
October's themed word is ORANGE. I'm posting this image from Wild Ones, Critters in the City because the girl calling her lost dog is wearing an ORANGE shirt.

This book comes out Spring 2016, is written by Carol Malnor, published by Dawn Publishing and illustrated by me, Cathy Morrison.

Orange you glad I didn't say banana?

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21. Air to Sea Orange

Flying orange in the sky….


5 Julia butterflies
from Butterfly Counting
written by Jerry Pallotta, illustrated by me, Charlesbridge, 2015.

Swimming orange in the sea….


clownfish
from Sea Slime: It's Eeuwy, Gooey, and Under the Sea
written by Ellen Prager, illustrated by me, Arbordale Publishing, 2014.

AND a special October Halloween bonus, how could I not include:



The Vampire Squid From Hell
Vampyroteuthis infernalis

from Sea Slime: It's Eeuwy, Gooey, and Under the Sea
written by Ellen Prager, illustrated by me, Arbordale Publishing, 2014.

Happy October everyone!!

Visit my blog @ www.shennenbersani.com 

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22. Orange pumpkins everywhere ...

          Rejected wrap around cover for PICK A CIRCLE,
and below, final front cover.
PICK A CIRCLE, GATHER SQUARES - written by Felicia Sanzari Chernsky, 
illustrated by Susan Swan

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23. Family Holiday

I created this illustration years ago to reflect the "new look" of traditional family gatherings.
Inspiration from a classic Rockwell painting helped get the message across.




Steven James Petruccio
Acrylic on Paper

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24. Animal Families

This month's themed art is Family.  I thought I'd share some animal moms and their families.


Momma Bear soothes Baby Bear.
written and illustrated by Shennen Bersani.


Mother elephant sleeps with her baby.
written by Linda Stanek, illustrated by Shennen Bersani.


A mother garter protects her young.
written by Jerry Pallotta and Van Wallach
illustrated by Shennen Bersani.


A zebra shark and her children.
written by Jerry Pallotta, illustrated by Shennen Bersani.


And finally, as bats prepare to hibernate…
written by Janet Halfmann, illustrated by Shennen Bersani.




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25. Meow says mother cat and her little kittens four.

November's theme is FAMILY, so here's my illustrated spread showing the cat family. This is for Over on the Farm which will feature ten animal families living on the farm. It comes out spring 2016, is written by Marianne Berkes, illustrated by me and published by Dawn Publications.

Thanks for taking a look and Happy November!

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