I recently had the pleasure of creating the illustrations for Little Bird Meets Anne Marie, the second book in this series by by Loni Hoots! This sweet children's poem features the adventures of a little red bird and his new squirrel friend. It is now available on Amazon.
I had fun creating some new miniature comics for the River Des Press Expo this month. These tiny comic books measure about 4.25 by 5.5", and feature three silly stories. I originally created The Terrified Pterodactyl comic back in 2011, and I decided to print a few more copies this year. The Amethyst Ant and The Evil Weevil are two new stories. Each of these miniature comics was hand-bound, and there are limited copies available in my shop!
*The Amethyst Ant*
This little ant story follows a curious ant who discovers an amethyst. When the amethyst disappears, his friends must help him rescue it!
*The Terrified Pterodactyl*
The narrative of this little dinosaur book follows a frightened pterodactyl who has just hatched and finds himself alone in the world. When he learns to fly, he at first enjoys his new activity. However, he soon learns that he is frightened of some of the new things he discovers!
*The Evil Weevil*
This silly little comic follows a sly weevil and his destructive journey throughout a tree. When the weevil wakes for the day, the other animals better watch out!
I wanted to share a few photos of my newest story book, A Swim in the River. This book was commissioned by my aunt for her grandson - how fun! I enjoyed creating a picture book featuring life within a river, through watercolor illustrations.
Throughout this book, follow the story of a little fish and his daily journey through a stream. Meet all of the other creatures the fish encounters on his trip! This illustrated story book allows a young reader to engage with a narrative and come up with his or her own words while looking through the pages. View this book in my shop, and on Amazon!
Here's a couple of pages from the next two coloring books I'm working on: a Woodland Coloring Book & a Creatures of the Water Coloring Book.
I am excited to announce that a selection of my work is now available at The Heirloom Room! This fun shop is located in Antique Row on Cherokee Street in downtown St. Louis, and it features a beautifully curated selection of home decor, furniture, gifts and local art. Some of my favorite items included adorable handmade plush elephants and fun animal napkin rings. You can now find a selection of my original greeting cards, postcards and illustrated books in this unique shop. Stop by their Facebook page for more photos and information.
This week I received the proof copy of my coloring book! I'm really quite happy with the quality of the book from CreateSpace. The cover has crisp colors and is nice and glossy. The inside pages have crisp lines, and I like the slight tooth of the paper, which will work nicely for a coloring book. I drew the animals and creatures in black ink, and I think this translated well to the final printed product. The book even has its own ISBN number, how cool is that?
The coloring book ended up being 44 pages, with 20 different animals, characters and monsters. This Crazy Creatures Coloring Book is now available for sale from CreateSpace, as well as Amazon! I'd love if you'd check out the product pages, and click the "like" button near the top on the Amazon page. I'm also planning on having some copies available in my online shop, The Inky Octopus. Overall, I'd highly recommend CreateSpace for your own book project!
I'm an illustrator with an affinity for octopi. I love using watercolor and ink, and really enjoy working with the book form. View some of my story books, coloring books, and critter illustrations in my shop. Also, visit my Facebook page & Instagram feed.