Monday, 7 November 2011

Jeremiah's Journey

Here are the illustrations I entered for the Jeremiah's Journey competitions/brief.
I went a bit overboard and produced better quality artwork than was requested, but that's not bad thing.

Character Design for the main character, Jeremiah.
It was asked that Jeremiah was specifically drawn in the brief.
Character design for Nancy, the aboriginal wise woman who helps Jeremiah near the end.
Coloured version of a double page spread. I included a black and white version as requested, but also handed in the coloured one just to show them how it might looked coloured.

Update on my Children's book

Recently my self published children's book Klyde's animal alphabet' has been circulating around my local area and is being sold in the local bakery/post office. My mum orchestrated the distribution of my book and has since send it off to distant relatives and anyone else who will be willing to view it personally.
My mum has also taken the book to the schools she teaches at and they have gone down very well in the early classes.
They have photocopied pages from the books to be used as worksheets for the younger children and read out the book numerous times.
Its all seems to be going well at the moment.

I also uploaded my book onto the site Utales, which is a service offering children's books to be easily accessed through iPads and devices like that. The site is free to upload and with that you can get extremely valuable feedback from the Utales people and also the users. I got some really great feedback with I will take on-board to make the book even better.
UTales works as an app that is free to download but to read the books you either have to purchase a subscription or buy the book in its Utales format. A portion of the sales go straight to me, and a small portion also goes to charity, which is great!

Illustration Agencies
Children's book illustrators agency.
General illustration agency, but with children's illustration section.
Able to create own accounts and submit images, it seems to be an open agency.
A general agency with a strong focus on children's illustration as much as the other forms.