“The Messy One” Giveaway – Results



Two weeks ago, I posted about “The Messy One” (Picture Window Books/Capstone Publishers 2012) and included a giveaway for a copy of the book.

I would like to thank everyone who read the post and especially all those who entered the giveaway. And now to the results of my First Giveaway ever:

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“The Messy One” Giveaway



Nothing is as exciting as having a copy in your hands of a book that you wrote or illustrated. That time has finally arrived for “The Messy One”. The book is part of the “Little Boost” Series written by Christianne Jones, published by Picture Window Books/Capstone Publishers and illustrated by yours truly. And I have to tell you, I couldn’t be any happier. The book looks INCREDIBLE! And to celebrate such niceness, I’m giving away a copy. Woop! Woop! or to say it better: Oink! Oink!

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“Poppy’s Best Day Ever” – The Post



June normally means Summer camps, 100+ degree weather and the beginning of personal pieces in preparation to SCBWI’s Los Angeles Conference. This year it meant: “Poppy’s Best Day Ever” – A Picture-book in 30 Days Challenge. From signed contract to delivered artwork in 1 month (DVD coming soon).

And I know what you are thinking: Why did you do THAT? Two reasons: 1) story was about birds and 2) it was for El Mejor Nido ®. What a great opportunity! Still, why did you do that? Well, at the beginning the project was for 6 illustrations so it sounded doable. OK, then. Did you make the deadline? Yep. Was it difficult? Yep. Would you do it again? NO. And I warn you, don’t even try to convince me to take a deadline like that again. I will hurt you!

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Poppy – Coloring Page



Poppy's Birthday Morning - Coloring PageSummer Break Coloring Pages by Juana
Monday Coloring Page is here with one of the illustrations from “Poppy’s Best Day Ever” – a book I illustrated for El Mejor Nido ®.

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The Messy One – Coloring Page



The Messy One - Coloring PageSummer Break Coloring Pages by Juana
Another special Monday: Today is the release of The Messy One from the “Little Boost Series” by Picture Window Books from Capstone Publishers. With such an special occasion, the Coloring Page has to be dedicated to Vivienne and her parents. Happy Release Day to The Messy One!

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Lellie, Lellie!



Lellie at the Studio

You can now order “Lellie The Different Elephant” a book written by Lois Ann Garza. I illustrated the book with colored pencils. These pieces were the last done with this medium. For the brighter pieces, I used inks to create an under-painting.

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Lellie and Buzz – Coloring Page



Lellie and BuzzSummer Break Coloring Pages by Juana
It’s a special Monday today for 2 reason:
1. It’s 4th of July aka Independence Day in the United States. Happy 4th!
2. “Lellie the Different Elephant” that I illustrated is available at Amazon since last Saturday. Happy Lellie Day!

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New Book Completed



I finished the artwork for a piggy book I’ve been working on since last October. It was a tight deadline! For this book, I continued experimenting with mixed media and this time I incorportated colored pencil. I had never done that before and I liked the results!

Book will be out Summer 2011 and I’ll post more info as I get the OK from the publisher. In the meantime, a little something…

New Book Coming Fall 2011

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New Books, Blogs and Giveaway



It’s been a hectic busy couple of months so here’s a post to update you on everything that’s going on:


NEW BOOK “THE NIGHT BEFORE MY BIRTHDAY BOOK”


I’m currently working on a multicultural picture book written by Joni Rubinstein. Dummy is all done and I’m painting the spreads at the moment. Release will be Spring 2011. I’ll post more about the book soon. Here’s a sneak peek.

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IF – Dip



From “Lellie the Different Elephant” coming this Summer :)

Lellie's dip

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