Penny Weber / Self-promotion

 I have a blog!  Thank you Childrensillustrators!

It is perfect timing for me to have found this resource since I am now embarking on a project I'm calling, "Loosening Up My Style to Appeal to More Trade Pubs!"

Every illustration I do MUST be made up of....

Simple Lines, Burst of color, and Obvious Fun

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Laurie Klein / Self-promotion

 Basically this is just a test of the "childrensillusrators blog feature" because i didn't realize i had this option.  I mean, i noticed the word on my menu list, but i never actually clicked on the word. Hey, things were a bit crazed when i first joined "childrensillustratos"  and i'm only now attempting to get better acquainted with the features.  I just added Key Words to all my illustrations, so think of this as Baby Steps.  But i always have "Behind the Art" stories so i'll be back soon. Next time with pictures to share.

Sarah Latham / Self-promotion

 Self promotional piece working on a classic fairy tale. Sampling new ways of using fabrics and tools to make marks .Looking at light and dark to create a moody piece. Working on a series of familiar tales

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Sarah Latham / Self-promotion

 Illustration as part of a promo piece . The story of a little girl whos love for a new kitten upsets her long life friend the teddy bear. 

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Location: 145 Country Club Drive, Lakewood, NJ 08701
Date: 14.11.2015

 Children's Book Signing Event!! Free Entry!!

Come meet the illustrator of the book "I Want to be a Bald Eagle", Christina Ann Rodriguez!! You will have a chance to see some of the original artwork from the book up close! She will also be doing a reading and children will have the chance to purchase the book, have it signed by the artist, and have the chance to have their picture taken with Heather the Eagle herself (mascot costume...not a live eagle!).  

Other activities also include transforming yourself into a bald eagle (just like Heather does in the book) with our professional face painting artist and constructing your own set of wings at the arts and crafts table. 

Christina will also have original art, prints, and hand painted wine glasses for sale for the grown ups!!

Don't miss this event!!

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Eric Freeberg / Commission
Commissioner: Ngowe International Press
Date of publication / release: 30.11.2014

 Kudu the Tortoise is a chapter book series with the intention of encouraging kids to read and to exercise. Its a new series, with 3 books coming out next year, and possibly more in coming years. I'll be illustrating the first 3 books. 

I just finished work for "A Present for a Relative," the first book in the series. The plot centers around a crocodile family with a present for a relative. The book is densely illustrated, with 42 paintings total. 

Sarah Latham / Self-promotion

I've recently finished this self promotional piece about Knittin' Nora and her obsession with wool . I've been playing with different ideas to make my work more appealing to children of all ages .

You can see more of my work here . feel free to pop by and take a look 

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Eric Freeberg / Commission
Commissioner: Sterling Publishing
Date of publication / release: 30.11.1999

 I haven't signed the contract quite yet, but I've agreed to illustrated "The Iliad" and "Roman Myths" for Sterling Publishing. The books will be part of their classics series for children. 

I'll include images for this when I can.

Eric Freeberg / Commission
Commissioner: Compass Publishing Media
Date of publication / release: 30.11.2012

 I'll be beginning work on "Baba Yaga" for Compasss some time this week, once I've finished the "Rocking Horse" project. "Baba Yaga" is the classic Russian folk tale. 


Eric Freeberg / Commission
Commissioner: Jim Lettis, author
Date of publication / release: 30.11.1999

 I'm just now finishing up a commission of a painting for the story, "The Rocking Horse," by Jim Lettis. The painting is of a small boy on a rocking horse imagining himself to be a knight in shining armor on a mighty warhorse. The boy is wrapped in aluminum foil, holding a broom handle, and with a pot on his head, and the imagined scene of the knight is above and behind the boy. I'll upload the painting as soon as I can. 

In this painting, I'm trying a new oil painting technique that dries quickly(crucial) and allows almost immediate glazing and overpainting. So far so good.