“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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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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IF – Dip



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

Lellie's dip

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Piggie’s Little World – V



After many moons, Piggies have finally left the Studio. I took some pictures while I was working on the last piece so you can see how neat my studio looks when I’m working with colored pencils. You really don’t want to visit when I’m working my mixed media pieces.

I don’t have a release date for “I Can Cook” yet. I’ll be sure to post the info as soon as I get the news from the EECI. I’ll include the list of retailers that will carry copies of the book. Can’t wait to see it printed!

A picture of the last piece for the project – a double spread activity page.

My Working Table

Painting 'I Can Cook'

Colored Pencils

Illustrations for 'I Can Cook'

Piggies - Activity Page

Piggie’s Little World – IV



Piggies are back from the shop and at the publisher already. A couple of them below. The cover is on the works as I type.

Piggies - Page 04-05

Piggies - Page 07

Piggie’s Little World – III



My piggies’ book is almost finished. Only have to paint the cover. Here’s the first round for the cover.

Piggies - Cover Sketch

Piggies for all interior pages are being scanned as I write. Should get them back on Thursday. Boy, I miss them. A pretty bad scan of page 6 below. Aren’t they happy?

Piggies - Page 06

Piggie’s Little World – II



Forgot to mention that Mami Pig was changed. She gained a few pounds and lost the stars on her head. She’s still cute, though.

IF – Multiple – La Vaca Lechera



La Vaca Lechera

Multiple cows give multiple glasses of milk to multiple kids.

“La Vaca Lechera” – SRS/McGraw Hill.

Tengo una vaca lechera
no es una vaca cualquiera
me da leche condensada
ay que vaca tan salada
tolon, tolon
tolon, tolon.

Picture Bookies – I’m back



Carrot and Blanky

I never got a chance to publish the final illustration of the sketch I placed back in November 06. Better late than never.

This week’s theme of PictureBookies gave me an excuse to get back to blogging. Not that I blogged much before.

Why wasn’t I posting? Work, always work. I promise to be better.

Until soon – hopefully.

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