I have recently been working as an illustrator for the very talented Alexandra Hofmeister-Daly for two of her children’s books. The first one is a story about a less-than-typical leprechaun in Ireland, and the second is a charming tale about an adventurous young peacock named Pavo who struggles to understand the aging process that his grandfather, Avus, is going through.
They are both wonderful and imaginative stories, and I am thrilled to be working on them. I just recently competed the character designs, and am now moving on to the actual illustrations for the books. Children’s book illustration acts as a fabulous (paid) break from my regular studio practice, and I have a blast doing it.
Speaking of children’s books, the first book I illustrated, “Bobby the Donkey,” is now available on Amazon.
I just got my copy in the mail the other day, and being able to finally hold the book you illustrated three years ago is a very cool feeling. I have learned so much about illustration since I started working on Bobby the Donkey, and I can’t wait to be able to flip through the books I’m working on currently.
A big thank you to Cie Reynolds for having enough faith to bring me on to this project, and to Ali Daly for keeping me busy making drawings to go along with her fabulous writing.