Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sketchbook Pages

Sketchbook Pages (animated)

Just thought it would be fun to show you a few pages from my little 3.5" x 5.5" sketchbook. I usually use a much bigger sketchbook, but I got a few of the small blank Moleskine notebooks recently (can you believe I've never used them before?), they are so easy to be tucked inside my purse so I can doodle whenever I have some spare time. More doodles to come as I continue. : )

Hallmark Books - There For You Crew

"There For You Crew" by Hallmark Cards

I have a few little books to share with you. The first three of Hallmark's "There For You Crew" book series I illustrated are now published. From character development to book illustration, I've been part of this project for quite a long time, and I am so happy to see them produced! The first three characters from this series are Zebra, Pig, and Fox; each one has his own mantra and a sweet, simple story with encouraging messages for young kids. Books are packaged with plushies; I love the fabrics used on the plushies, very textural and soft! Tom Shay-Zapien is the writer for all three books (Tom also wrote the very sweet Hallmark's "Jingle The Husky Pup" story.) These books should be available in the Hallmark Gold Crown stores near you very soon. Don't forget to check them out in person!

Here are a few extra photos. I don't have the official images of these books, so I just took the photos with my camera in my office, not the best lighting situation. If later on there are better version of official photos, I will share them with you.

Hallmark "There For You 
Crew" | Zebra
There For You Crew - Zebra | Hallmark Gift Books

Hallmark "There For You Crew" | Fox
There For You Crew - Fox | Hallmark Gift Books

Hallmark "There For You Crew" | Pig
There For You Crew - Pig | Hallmark Gift Books