The Squirrel King – Matthew Thibeault
So, I just finished up a book this week which has been in the making for a little over a year now. A project which started out as a simple cover project, then morphed into 27 interior illustrations took a lot longer than was expected, but it’s finally finished… it’s done… and now I get a little break before part two. :)
I just got the final approval for the last illustration today, so now it’s off to the post office for delivery. I can’t wait to actually read this book, as I’ve only gotten little glimpses of this chapter book from the author so that I could complete the illustrations. I’ve never done a project before where I haven’t read all of the book before it was published, and since this is a fantasy book featuring animals, I’m definitely excited to read it when it eventually comes out (which will hopefully be in the next month or so). There was certainly quite a bit of action in several of the scenes so the story seems promising to be a page turner. (plus, who doesn’t love a good redwall-like story with squirrels living in castles?)
Anyway, I’ll let you guys know once it’s available for purchase which will hopefully be soon. Get excited!
Dreaming Big and Following God.
I just got my copies of this book today from the author, and so far, it’s received pretty good reviews from the family. :)
This book was a lot of fun to work on because I was able to do a whole book with animals as the main characters, and there are several different kinds throughout that I was able to draw. Also, the book is about cookies so… how can you go wrong.
You can get a copy for yourself if you’d like on Amazon by clicking on this link. It comes in a couple of different formats so be sure to check it out. Hope you guys like it!
~ Dreaming Big and Following God ~
So, I just thought this was so cool. I finished a personal book for a client a few months ago and one of the things he had talked about doing was making dresses for his grandchildren that matched the two girls in the story who were based off of them. He just sent me pictures today and I just thought they were too awesome not to share. I’m no dress designer, but it’s so cool seeing something I created recreated in real life and not just on paper. :)
Time to work on my own stuff? What a novel idea…
Okay, so I don’t really have time, but I get distracted easily when I should be working on other things. Here’s the latest outcome of my most recent distraction. It’s been awhile since I’ve worked on something that’s not meant for anyone else and I have to say, it’s quite nice. There’s a lot less pressure involved.
Here’s hoping for some more distractions in the near future.
Another new book! This one came out a few weeks ago, but I haven’t had time to post it until now. It can be ordered on Amazon here.
A new book that just came out a few days ago. You can order it in hardback on Amazon here.
This one’s a little different than some of the other’s I’ve done lately which have all been children’s books. This one’s a book of poems with interior illustrations done in pencil (a fun but different project to work on.)
Hope you like it.
Just found out that the first book I ever illustrated it out, and has been for several months. Oops! :P
You can find it here.
I’m just about to finish up another book within the next few days or so. I’ve really enjoyed working on this book for several reasons. First of all, this book in based in a Medieval world, which is my favorite to work in, and I was able to draw maps :). Secondly, I was asked to do the text layout for this project, which I’ve never done before, but I’ve loved doing. It opens up so many options for the illustrations that I didn’t feel I had before. I get excited every time I open up the layout and see all the pictures lined up with the text.
But this project has been a large one with almost thirty illustrations in total and it’s taken a lot of my time. I’ll be glad when it’s done, but I’ve also really enjoyed working on it. There are only five illustrations left to ink and color. The end is near.