Sunday, February 28, 2010

Illustrating Children's Picture Books

There is a great book out right now that I'm so honored to be a part of. It is called Illustrating Children's Picture Books, written by Steven Withrow and Lesley Breen Withrow. Don't you just love the cover?
I feel really humbled to have gotten a double page spread artist profile...along with other artists I admire such as Steve Mack, Bob Staake, and Meomi in the digital dreams section. (I'm not worthy!)
I find this book fresh, modern and very extensive. A complete resource and well-rounded guide to creating picture books. There are alot of tips on visual storytelling, tutorials, and of course, inspiration.

Its weird-I've been getting little signs from the universe that this is the year where I'm going to complete my picture book dummy (write AND illustrate.) Yes, I've been working on that more than ever lately, and this book gave me a little spark to push me along. Thank you, Steve and Lesley, for including me. Get it here on Amazon.

36 comments:

Carolyn Mustopa said...

How awesome! You are SO worthy!

Edrian Thomidis said...

You are so worthy...just talented and humble which are two great qualities. Congratulations!!!!

Gina Perry said...

That's fantastic Jannie - congrats! And by all means, write & illustrate. Do it. :)

Anette Heiberg said...

This looks great!

Sweet Pea said...

I just added this to my wishlist on Amazon recently and now I know that you are in it, I am definitely buying it!

Lisa M Griffin said...

Wow, Congrats! I love the way this book looks and how it is laid out, very well thought out design, colorful, (and I am sure) interesting as well. Thanks for sharing.

Korey Scott said...

WOohoooo! Congratulations! Thanks for letting us know.

paige said...

Congrats, Jannie! How cool! I'm definitely adding to shopping list today!

roberta baird said...

Totally cool Jannie!!

Julissa said...

Congrats Jannie! You deserve all the press you get..I just love your work. :)

Kathy Weller said...

Wow! Congrats! I'm with Carolyn. You ARE so worthy.

Lesley Breen Withrow said...

I am glad you like it, Jannie! Your art is fabulous and we are so happy to have you in our book. You are worthy! :) Good luck with the story you are writing and illustrating and I am glad that our book is giving you a little spark to push it along. I think this IS your year!

Anonymous said...

Just say this and ORDERED it today from Amazon...wrote a few children's books and looking forward to the inspiration for my illustrator. Thanks!

life without novacaine said...

You are SO deserving of a two double page spread! Congratulations! It looks awesome and I will be ordering one for myself. Hooray!

Kelly B. said...

You are ABSOLUTELY worthy! Congrats! I am going to snap this book up right now! Great job, lady! :)

Red Fish Circle said...

Congratulations on your inclusion in this book. Can't wait to see your first book that you write!

Redheaded Stepchild said...

Congrats! I saw this book at the bookstore at the SCBWI NY conference, and it looked great! (I didn't get it because all I had was a carry-on.)

pilarcat said...

I just bought the book last week and pretty excited to see you featuring in it :-)

The book is very inspiring. It makes me want to know more about this work field. Your work in the book, the perspective one is really pretty. I love it :-)

J. E. Morris said...

I definitely have to order a copy! Big congrats Jannie - you deserve it!

Debbie Meyer said...

You are definitely worthy, Jannie!! I bought this book last week, and have been loving every page of it. I was so excited to see your art featured (very smart people having included you!). Congratulations and good luck with the dummy book. You'll do great!

queen of rudeness said...

Wow!
congratulation!!
and pleaaase of course You are worthy!
but you are a bit boring saying that you aren't :P

Amy C said...

this looks super fantastic, congrats.

Scott said...

Just wonderful! Congrats!!!

Deb said...

Wow, fantastic jannie! Can't wait to get a copy. And your our own book will be amazing!

Danielle McDonald said...

Brilliant Jannie! Well done! I'll have to get a copy... and you are SOOOOOO worthy!

Kay Aker said...

Definately worthy! Congrats!

nina seven said...

the book looks fantastic, jannie! i'm gonna get me one!

Brad said...

wow congrats what an honor! your work is really fantastic, glad i found your blog!

cheers!

健康保寶 said...

TAHNKS FOR YOUR SHARING~~~VERY NICE ........................................

Diana Evans said...

oh how awesome is that!!! congrats Jannie!!!

Hatem said...

sure you are!
congrats! looks great!

Alina Chau said...

CONGRAT!! THis is wonderful!

diana said...

I really want to buy this book, but unfortunately it is impossible in Poland and through amazon to expensive,/ Do You know maybe, will there be a possibility to buy it in Poland?,) btw really nice illustrations,)

Jannie aka Chickengirl said...

Hi Diana-you can contact one of the authors of this book, and see if she can help you? Lesley is at http://lesleybreenwithrow.blogspot.com/

Good luck! I hope you get a chance to get this book in Poland! :-)

diana said...

thanks a lot!,)

RuAn said...

uooooooooooooooooooooo, great job. Salutations