So this is my second baby that came out this month! Ha! Funny story, I finally received my hard copy of the book the day I went into labor. It was a very exciting week.
One of my painting instructors introduced me to a woman who had been interested for some time in having a story of hers illustrated. And for some time, I mean, she had been waiting to publish this book for about twenty years. We hit it off right away, and ever since I graduated from school two and a half years ago I have been very slowly working on the water color paintings for this book. I don't think it *looks* like I spent two years on it, but a lot of life has happened in between then and now! The experience was wonderful and Christal, the author, was incredibly patient and generous throughout. We are both very proud of the end result.
The story is a fun fantasy romp about a little girl who is playing with her mom things and ends up falling in to her mother's purse. It's geared for young readers; it is also being used as a teaching tool by the author's sister to teach students who are learning English as a second language. (Bonus for me, they had to write short essays about the book when they were done and I got to see some of their adorable artistic interpretations of the scenes.)
So for anyone who is interested, go check out the "buy the book" section of the website! www.kellyfindsaway.com
And for the record this isn't something where I will be getting royalties or be financially supported by this (unless this book is ridiculously successful there is little chance that I would make more money on royalties than I did from what the author paid me.) I just wanted to share the project I had been working on, and share the website in case anyone wanted one of their own! Or wanted a gift for someone, their kids, baby shower gift, whatever! (Or you like to hoard pretty children's books, like I do.)
A note on availability, right now (as of June 2016) if you want a book you'll have to pre-order it and wait for it to be available on July 26th when they print more copies of the book.
That's all for right now! Again, I promise I'll be back with more Dragon Age comics. I'm really missing Arlana's story but between the babies and the moving into a house thing we just did my plate is a little full. But just like exercising a little every day, I need to make sure I'm sketching too. Soon!