“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!
The Main Character
A year ago, I received a manuscript by email. I liked it immediately. Vivienne was the main character and she was fun, full of energy and messy. The next day they told me, she could be any animal that I wanted. Oh, the possibilities! I saw Vivienne morph from a cute little fox to an artsy cat to later become a hairy javelina. Kind of like an inverted caterpillar to butterfly evolution but oh, I loved that javelina! She had an attitude and hair to donate to the masses.
The Editor and Art Director liked the javelina as well and requested two changes: loose the tusks and hair. And as you can imagine, we ended up with a piggy.
Capstone liked the colors from my colored pencil pieces and the textures from my mixed media work so I ended up mixing both techniques for the book. Final results were illustrations done with colored pencils and acrylics over different textured backgrounds with some collage elements on Canson Bristol Vellum 100mg.
Some illustrations had textured backgrounds that covered the whole piece while others only had texture as accents – like you can see below where I only added texture to the grass.
The best example of the collage elements I used in the book is Vivienne’s cute denim dress. It was done with real denim – my denim shorts. In the picture below you can see the title page and endpapers and it shows how I used the fabric in the book.
A few of the illustrations that are included in the book.
I can’t wait for all of you to see the book but in the meantime a few images of the interior pages of “The Messy One”.
A downloadable, free coloring page from a sketch not included in the book and an easy button to order your copy. Almost to the giveaway time!
This is my first GIVEAWAY ever and you will get a copy of “The Messy One”. To enter just drop a comment below. On October 3rd, a winner will be randomly chosen. Don’t forget to include your contact email on the comments so I can get in touch with you.