Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Illustration Friday: Pretend #2

I have this image that I did back in August. I originally did a watercolor version, but because I want the book to be consistent, I had to redo it as a photoshop painting. I did the original lines in Illustrator and then imported it into photoshop (keeping the lines as vector art).

I need to start submitting my book "Adelia" for publication - and what the book needed most of all was a cover. This way I could not only make a complete 'dummy book' to submit, but I could also add my contact information in case the query letter was lost.

It's been a long time in the making - I finished "Adelia" last year and sent it out at christmas time to Chronicle Books. I always meant to send out more submissions, but freelance jobs distracted me.

I decided to put my cover for "Adelia" up on Illustration Friday because this week's topic, Pretend, is what my book is all about. Adelia and her balloon spend an afternoon enjoying life the way any child does - by using their imagination and pretending.



Anonymous said...

Very wonderful illustration. Eye catching for a cover too. I know my kids love to play with balloons. Well, most kids do.

Becky said...

Good luck with your book. Your cover is very eye catching!

Marina Gey said...

Good luck!
This illustration is sweet but strong, the ballons seems making in velvet and I like it!
C'est trés chouette, bravo:)

Forrest Illustrations said...

How cute and sweet. This would be perfect to read to my little one. We were playing with balloons a few days ago. Kids love them. Great job.

theartofpuro said...

As I said on Jacketflap your characters are lovely and Adelia is so cute

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