Photo: Before and After with Adobe Camera Raw—Cat on Pepperoni Pizza-Bed

One of our cats, a Ragdoll/Highlander cross, spends 80% of her life on her back, and at least 50% of that on her favorite pizza-bed.

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Before

Original: Nikon D750 50mm; shot outside on the lanai; no flash.

After

After adjustments in Camera Raw.

Now Available on Amazon: Christmas Toys & Joys: A Coloring Book For Kids

I’m pleased and proud to announce the publication of Christmas Toys & Joys—a festive coloring book for kids—created by three talented young illustrators: Crystal Underwood, Devin Williams, and Hannah Drennan. These three artists are founding members of Draw the Line, a mentoring project created to enrich the skills and portfolios of junior illustrators.

Cover Illustration by Devin Williams

Christmas Toys & Joys is the debut publication of Draw the Line project.

Thanks to our sponsors Rochelle Forrest, Shelly Shines Books™, Terrabyte Graphics, and Jammie Cats™.

All proceeds support future Draw the Line projects.

Please join me in welcoming and supporting Crystal (@CrysteU), Devin (@devinrexes), and Hannah (@handrennan).

Crystal is an illustrator from Florida, she received her Associate in Arts for Digital Media from College of Central Florida, and her B.F.A. for illustration at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. Devin is also an illustrator from Florida, she received her B.F.A. in Animation from the University of Central Florida. Devin is the cover artist for Christmas Toys and Joys. Hannah is an illustrator from Ontario, Canada. She studied illustration, pre-animation, and concept art at Algonquin College in Ottawa.

Their complete bios are below. Click here to view or buy the book on Amazon.


View Crystal’s website.



View Devin’s website.



View Hannah’s website.


 

Rochelle Forrest Hankins’ “Shelly and the Pollywog” Children’s Book

Below are a few illustrations from Rochelle Forrest Hankins’ children’s book Shelly and the Pollywog, just one book from her Shelly Shines series.
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Advertising for the children’s book “Jammie Cats™ Count!”

Jammie Cats™ Count! The Magical Forest, a preschool counting book that covers counting from 1 to 10, launched nearly a year ago.  In addition to writing the rhyming story, I illustrated, formatted, and self-published the book. Marketing is an ongoing and arduous task for any self-published writer because you need marketing materials plus an intelligent sales strategy. At least, as a graphic designer, I have the easy half of the battle licked.

Below are a few of the marketing materials and images I created for Jammie Cats™ Count! The Magical Forest.

For more information, visit the Jammie Cats™ website.

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