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Paula Becker has been freelancing as an illustrator for over 15 years.
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1. Clubhouse Jr., “Party at the Park” Illustration Samples

New back-page puzzle for Clubhouse Jr….

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2. “My Home, Your Home” Book Sample Illustrations

“My Home, Your Home”, an educational children’s book from Cloverleaf books, and some samples below.

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3. “My Language, Your Language” Book Sample Illustrations

I did some illustrations for a cool series of educational/learning books from Cloverleaf books. This one is called “My Language, Your Language”. Samples below.

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4. Mermaid Illustration

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5. Samples: Chirp Summer 15–Surf’s Up!

An illustration created for the summer ’15 issue of Chirp magazine:

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6. Samples: Pony-Boy & Puppies in the Park

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7. Highlights Hidden Pictures: “Jojo’s Fro-Yo” Illustration

I was passing a magazine shop the other day and found this Hidden Picture illustration I did in the recent Highlights Hidden Pictures magazine. Perfect for summer! Enjoying some frozen yogurt at Fro-Yo’s. : ) Thank you, Highlights!

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(c) Highlights for Children

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8. Sample Illustration: HighFive Hidden Picture

This is a new Hidden Picture puzzle illustration for Highfive Magazine. I also have some closeups of the little mouse running the race, below. Silly mice!

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(c) Highlights for Children

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9. Sample Illustrations: “Hay There, Neighbor!”

This is a fun puzzle I illustrated for the back of a Focus on the Family Publication, Clubhouse, Jr.

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Close ups:

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(c) Focus on the Family

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10. Samples: “The Guided Path” Illustration

Below is a sample (in my cartoon-style) of a spot for the “Heartmatters” column I create illustrations for bi-monthly. All of these stories are uplifting and faith-building. I am blessed to be able to read this and then created illustrations to enhance the story.

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11. April Spot Illustration for Highlights magazine

I have a little, fun spot illustration in this month’s (April ’15) issue of Highlights magazine (below)! I enjoyed adding my spin to this experiment called “Eye Challenge” for the science section of the magazine. I hope the kids have fun doing it. I know I had fun depicting the experiment!

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(c) Highlights

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12. Cricket Magazine Illustration: “What’s Wrong?”

I love doing big, busy spreads with a lot of activity going on. This one was for Cricket magazine. See if you can find the sports-related “wrongs” in this illustration.

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(c) Cricket Magazine/Carus

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13. HighFive Magazine: “Watch Us Move!”

This is an illustration of mine printed in HighFive. Kids’ keeping active–with a little help from animals!

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(Copyright Highlights for Children)

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14. Highlights Hidden Picture–Superchallenge Illustration

This is a Hidden Picture I did for Highlights for Children. See if you can find 30 hidden objects in this illustration!

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15. Mouse Sketch 1

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16. Samples–“Wishbone”

I’m behind in sharing published pieces. Here’s a single-page spread that came out in the November ’14 issue of HighFive magazine. It’s fun to do the images for these fun, little poems!

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17. A Cartooning & Lettering Kinda Day

On (and off) the drawing board:

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18. Halloween ’14: Haunted House

It’s been a while since I updated! Time to do so, and I’ll begin with a Halloween piece I worked on recently. The main piece and closeups are below. I can always add and tweak, but there is a time to call an illustration “Done!” Happy Halloween, everyone!

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19. L’alphabet/The Alphabet: Letter B

Slowly making way through the alphabet. Below is an illustration for the letter “B”…

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20. Happy Canada Day!

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21. L’alphabet/The Alphabet: Letter C

I almost forgot…Slowly but surely!

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22. Illustration Samples: Karate

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23. Samples: Cutesy Animals

Something on the drawing board. It’s fun to take a pic and distort it!

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24. August ’14 Samples: “What I Learned This Summer”

I enjoyed working on this cartoony spread for Group! The spread and some take-outs, below…

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25. Samples: Late August Cruisin’

This was a fun piece–Fresh OFF the drawing board! I thought this befitting for late August. : )

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