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. 

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. 

Awarded on: 01.11.2010

Winner of the Holbein Prize, 2010 International Illustration Competition, Japan Illustrators Association.

Awarded on: 01.06.2010

One of 10 winners of the 2010 London Book Fair's inaugual children's illustration compeition.

Lizard pumping iron
Detail from cover painting for 'A Family Pet'
'They crept up to the edge to look over'
Bunny talks to Python
Kudu's Castle
Gazelle Surrounded, detail
Kudu running happy
Chicken Portrait
Playing catch
Chameleon and Lizard appeal to King Kudu
Mount Olympus 'Greek Myths'