Winners were just announced (July 2020)
These illustrations are from my upcoming picture book, Duel With A Dragon. I dye the paper in tea (orange pekoe to be exact!) and then cut out the figures to be photographed. To create this look of silk, I use a filter that adds the texture. I loved researching Chinese designs for the many outfits I had to create. This exciting story is about the first Emperor of China who makes demands on a dragon who isn’t willing to comply and his shy daughter who uses her wit to end the duel.
Readers’ Favorite had these kind comments to say:
“…fascinating, especially when teamed up with the author’s marvelous illustrations.”
“young girls will have a field day seeing the potential of their own powers and abilities.”
These illustrations are from my two picture books about Ancient Egypt. I add tempera paint to the finished drawing and then rub the wet paint with a cloth to add the papyrus texture. Pharaoh’s Arrow and Akia’s Adventure are both available worldwide on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other major online retailers.
These illustrations are from my picture book, Flabby Abby Beach Ball. I use wet crepe paper to dye my paper and then cut out the figures. When photographed, I achieve a three-dimensional look. This book is about overcoming bullying and body shaming. Abby Beech was a fun main character to create because she is confident and spunky and learns a great lesson about making healthy friendships. This book is available worldwide at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other major online retailers.