Cover Reveal Time!

Tale of the Spectacular Spectacles - Written by K. Kibbee. Illustrations by J.H. Winter.

Time to reveal the cover for the first children’s book I’ve illustrated: Tale of the Spectacular Spectacles. Book One of the Theodore and the Enchanted Bookstore series, written by author, K. Kibbee.

What do you all think?

I am really happy with the final reveal for the cover. The illustration is my own and the book cover design was done by the talented, Star Foos.

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Illustration Project Update and Materials Used

My Illustration Supplies - Photo by J.H. Winter

It feels great to finally be able to give you all an update on my progress with the illustrations I’ve been working on for the first book in a planned series of Corgi fantasy books (middle grade, ages 7-10) by author, K. Kibbee. I spoke more about this project when I made the announcement that I am illustrating a book series.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: I’m Illustrating a Book Series!

Photo credit: luckyno3 via Foter.com / CC BY-NC

You heard correctly, I am illustrating my first children’s book!

It’s been some time since I’ve posted what I’ve been working on, and I’m pleased to finally be able to announce that I have signed a contract with Incorgnito Publishing Press to illustrate three Middle Grade Fantasy books about a Corgi dog and his adventures! These books will be novellas, or chapter books as they are often called, for young readers within the Middle Grade category (ages 7-10 years old).

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Watercolor Techniques : Re-Learning and Perfecting a New Medium (Part Three)

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Once I had stopped to think about where I’d gone wrong in my watercolor painting (see Part 1 and Part 2 of series), I tried to think up what I should try next.

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What I am Working On: Dad’s Underwater Illustration Reveal!

Photo and Art Credit: J.H. Winter

I finished my dad’s underwater illustration just in time for Father’s Day! I framed it and it is ready to hand over to him this coming Sunday.

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What I am Working On: Moving, Getting Better, and a Bit of Everything Else

Multnomah Falls, Washington. Photo Credit: J.H. Winter

Sick. Sick. Sick.

This entire week I’ve been sick. Fever. Body Aching. Sore throat. I sound like I ate Minnie Mouse and a frog, and they’re currently doing battle in my throat. Normally, I would’ve just stopped to rest. I did here and there, but we’re also moving in about two weeks, and the boxes don’t pack themselves.

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What I am Working On : Dad’s Illustration and Happy Sunflower

Photo Credit: J.H. Winter

Updated: 5/27/2016 – Scroll to the end of this post for the update!

This week, I have been gearing up for my first giveaway: a crocheted Happy Sunflower (see this post to be entered to win)! Since the giveaway goes from now until 3/14/16, I am working on getting the sunflower made up and ready to ship. To the right is a progress pic thus far. As you can see, I’ve made the stem, back of the head and almost one whole leaf! I know it doesn’t look like much, but just you wait until next week’s progress pic!

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A to Z Challenge: X is for X-ing Out “Killing Your Darlings”

Photo credit: Mike Shaheen via Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND

When I sat at my computer, staring at my manuscript for the umpteenth time, there was a part that would still hold me up every time I’d read it. It was in the first couple chapters and it slowed down the flow of the story to little more than a crawl. I had to find a way to jump my readers into the story so they’d make it past those first pages, or I’d lose them right at the start.

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A to Z Challenge: W is for Watercolor : Re-Learning and Perfecting a New Medium (Part Two)

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Re-Learning and Perfecting a New Medium (Part Two)

In case you forgot, here is the the photo from Part 1 of this Watercolor series, my epic fail to success #1 illustration.  Let’s first make a list of where I went wrong:

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