A small post to celebrate “What if Dinosaurs Were Pink?” winning the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.
Just around Christmas, author Jarrett Whitlow shared with me the news about his book “What if Dinosaurs Were Pink” (illustrated by me) winning the Gold Seal of approval from Literary Classics. READ FULL REVIEW HERE.
Such a Christmas gift!
Recognition to one’s job is always a big balm to the soul: it sparkles joy, confidence and ignite you with wanting to do better and better.
Much of the information we presume to know about dinosaurs can be chalked up to theoretical speculation. Of course, there are many factors about which we can be fairly certain; but there are so many other considerations which we may likely never know definitively. For instance… what if dinosaurs were pink?
Author Jarrett Whitlow’s What if Dinosaurs Were Pink? addresses this question along with a plethora of other absurdly preposterous ponderings. Written in rhyme and overflowing with witty conjecture, this children’s picture book is sure to incite lots of giggles and belly-laughs. Replete with page after page of whimsical illustrations by Daniela Dogliani, this book is sure to be a big hit with children and their adult counterparts. Recommended for home and school libraries, What if Dinosaurs Were Pink? has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.
I can’t tell how happy I am for this award and the many amazing reviews the book is getting and wanted to share a little joy!
I’ve been waiting for snow all winter, waiting to build a snowman with my kids (they’d test my skills into reproducing Olaf, of course), waiting for a suggestive Christmas tucked under a thick layer of snow, like when I was a child.
My wait has been rewarded today! The arctic storm that took over Europe gifted your very illustrator with snow.
So here is a selection of snowy, wintery illustrations and a truly happy doodler!
I love to dwell into my favourite things (books, movies, series, comics…), like everyone, but being an over-imaginative big girl I tend to wander a little too much.
Frequently reading a book or watching a serie I get stuck into that world, crave for more, re-read and re-watch.
Recently I discovered the pleasure to do fan-art as a way to keep dwelling in those worlds and to try and give my interpretation of characters and stories behind them.
Also fan-art is helpful to test skills and tools as you can work on a ready-made brief and have loads of references.
Maybe you have those watercolour brushes you wanted to try, or draw for a more mature target for a change, or just exercise without the pressure to get an actual job. Which is refreshing, distracting and more often will surprise you by enabling paths and abilities you long forgot or didn’t know were even there.
Some will remain just exercises, other might end up like strong portfolio pieces.
Here are a few of my tries.
Game of Thrones – Ghost and Jon Snow
Game of Thrones – characters sketches
Stranger Things – season 1 – Halloween tribute
Beauty and the Beast 2017 live action movie – favourite quote tribute – LeFou and Gaston
Robin Hood – Disney’s movie 1973
Please share your thoughts and suggest new inspirations.