I recently finished the final art for a Japanese Folktalke that I was hired to illustrate. Even though I know I did a very good job on it and was very pleased with my work - which is always a good sign, you never know, so handing it in is kind of scary. I hoped they would like it.
This was the reaction of the art buyer who contracted me:
"Your final art is stunning! I love it! You have done such a lovely job with this story and I hope that the client is as excited as I am with the final outcome. We appreciate the time and professionalism that you gave to this project. I hope that I can find another manuscript in the program that would be a good match for your illustration style. I actually have a Mexican folktale that I am still looking for artists for. If you might have an interest, please let me know."
Well, I was both thrilled and interested in the Mexican Folktale! My name was submitted as a possible illustrator for this and the publisher chose me to do it! I am very excited about working on this next project. I wish I could share with you some of the artwork that I did, as I think it is my best work, but it is part of my contract that I can't until it is published - which won't be for another year. But stay tuned. As soon as I can, I will. If you are an editor, agent, art buyer, or art director please click here to get exclusive access to these illustrations.