childrensillustrations - Eric Freeberg's Latest Blog Articles View Eric Freeberg's Latest Blog Articles Kudu the Tortoise chapter book series  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.  Sat, 02 Aug 2014 15:03:15 +0100 'The Iliad' and 'Roman Myths'  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. Sat, 23 Jun 2012 08:22:38 +0100 'Baba Yaga'  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.    Sat, 23 Jun 2012 08:20:12 +0100 'The Rocking Horse'  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.  Sat, 23 Jun 2012 08:17:56 +0100 Winner of the Holbein Prize for Fantasy Art Winner of the Holbein Prize, 2010 International Illustration Competition, Japan Illustrators Association. Sat, 12 Mar 2011 15:20:24 +0000 Winner, 2010 London Book Fair Illustration Competition One of 10 winners of the 2010 London Book Fair's inaugual children's illustration compeition. Sat, 12 Mar 2011 15:18:05 +0000