Phil Wilson just illustrated two new dinosaur paintings using a combination of acrylic and airbrush. The first painting – “Dimetrodon” – was a 12 foot long reptile that pre-dated the dinosaur age and was the first predator of its time. The second painting – “Liopleurodon attacking Mosasaurs” features Liopleurodon, which is nicknamed “T-rex of the ocean” or “Sea-rex” It was a top ocean predator of the late dinosaur age and is shown attacking Mosasaurs, which was a sea-going lizard related to the modern day Komodo dragons and reached a length of 30+ feet. As usual – like the majority of his dinosaur art being used for various publishing books – Phil uses a combination of scientific fact and super realism.
There are times when an illustrator is asked to audition for a project – never a popular idea with artists – especially when there is no fee involved! Since Dora is so high profile Phil Wilson decided it was worth the opportunity. In the end he was not selected but these xerox copies of his layouts show he was certainly capable of illustrating the characters!
Carol Newsom has just joined our group – her beautiful children’s illustrations can be seen almost anywhere as she has illustrated over 130 children’s books! Her talents have been used by most major publishing companies and her work can also be seen in the educational publishing market. She works in traditional watercolors and oils but provides digital files for clients. Enjoy her portfolio of colorful and fun scenes of animals, kids, book covers, textbooks, etc.
Phil Wilson has been creating Disney illustrations for many years including over forty books, collector plates, games, etc. These images are from one of the many books he has illustrated. If you have a Disney like project check Phil’s portfolio on our site – more images can also be seen on childrensillustrators.com
Alfred Schrier recently wrote and illustrated two children’s books and is looking to have them published. The picture books contain roughly 27-34 beautiful illustrations each and exist as prototypes completely designed with all text in place. Contact us if you have interest and Alfred can submit printed laser copies for your review. Here are a few examples of the inside page art.
Phil Wilson is creating numerous illustrations for a new children’s book – as we all know it is always difficult for the author to come up with funding for a self publishing project. In this case the author and another family member came up with a great idea of using kickstarter.com to raise money for the book. They created a fabulous video to explain everything about the book – you can view the video at http://kck.st/RhMhAK
This is the second book in the Busy Bees series – Busy Bees On Broadway – by author M. Maitland DeLand, M.D. and illustrated by Lyn Martin.
Why do bees sing? Why do they dance? Grandma Bee and Bambino Bee embark on an artistic adventure to discover the magic of Bee Broadway. This delightful children’s book introduces young children to the magic of creative expression as the busy bees dance, sing, juggle, and perform in the style of well-known Broadway entertainers. Another exciting book project from our client – Greenleaf Book Group Press.
One of our fun projects for this year was a series of mazes to be used in a Mazes Mats book for Publications International. Geared for children 4 and up, Larry Jones illustrated mazes that were kids placemats for fun on the run! Designed as easy-tear pages, kids could use them as “boredom busters” to take anywhere – in the car, to a restaurant or waiting room – wherever they choose! Here are a few of the mazes that Larry created.