I hope this post finds you all well!
Last week was quite a busy with few completed books before my short refereshing Mumbai trip.
Here's a glance at some of my illustrations from two book completed recently for Anna Digilio.
It was a simple book project and I worked with different styles altogether.
A fresh start on a new picture book .
My favorite thing about my job as a children’s book designer and illustrator is, starting to illustrate a new picture book. It’s the fresh beginning of a 2-3 month relationship with new characters that I get to bring to visual life with my pencil/tablet. It’s the excitement and the joy of transforming an author’s manuscript into a colorful picture book.
Today is my first day starting to illustrate a new picture book for an author I have not worked with before. I will read the story several times to get a feel for the mood of the book and to get to know the characters. Once I form clear visual images of the characters in my mind, I can start to put my ideas on paper. I share these early sketches with the author to see if I have captured the personality of their characters.
So doing character illustrations today.... a really very interesting character...will share soon on my next post.Stay tuned! :-)
Thanks for stopping by!!!
Have a lovely day ahead!
long time no see, been busy with all the stuff, drawing, projects, art exhibitions and watercolors!!!
Here are a couple of finished spreads some of my recent custom story books.
This book is personalized picture book meant to be use about a daughter/son to prepare her/him for her/his new sister's/brother's arrival. Basically about a happy family with a new addition soon.
It was fun working on these three stories.
Well.... excited about this year 2018!!! Lots of art exhibitions. Met many new artist friends, new inspirations and creativity. I feel we are responsible for our own happiness. It’s our own responsibility to make sure that our life is worth living. It’s our responsibility to take care of our happiness. So Friends ...celebrate the small things, count your blessings, stay positive and do something outrageous for yourself!
But being happy doesn’t come from the things we achieve or how far we’ve come.
It comes from being present and enjoying the journey. I am enjoying my journey so far :-)
Lots of creations on the way...!!!! Stay tuned!!
Have a lovely day everyone!
Here's a Sneaky peeky!
A picture book about science, bugs and beedogs. Wait....what's a beedog?
While building a unique sandcastle, Cora and Manny spot a rather curious little insect.Soon, the intrepid scientists keep a watchful eye on the insect’s movements, while learning about the natural environment along the way.
The Beedog is a delightful picture book that will entertain and educate. A world of discovery awaits young adventurers!
A great book for STEM education and home-school projects and learning. Or just curious little ones who love science. 2018 Purple Dragonfly Book Award Winner – Honorable Mention Award in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) category.
Review by a buyer in Amazon: A fun story with delightful illustrations. As a teacher, I particularly liked the emphasis on discovery, and the children’s use of trial and error to find answers through their research - all presented in a very accessible way. Any opportunity to show children the importance of persistence is always welcome!
Available in Paperback and kindle edition:
Klaus the mouse lives with his extremely large family in the Rishi family's kitchen. He is the tiniest of them all, but he has the biggest dreams! He hopes to one day become friends with a real little boy, but runs into a few challenges along the way. Can Klaus make one of his dreams come true?
This delightful picture book is sure to get children smiling. A great story to introduce concepts of courage, kindness, acceptance, and optimism.
Here's the link for the book: byPurple Pixie Books Inc.
It was once again time for the annual Science Fair at East Creek Elementary School. Anna wasn’t excited about the upcoming event because of the embarrassing projects she’d come up with during her 3rd and 4th grade years. This was her last year of elementary school, and she wanted this year to be different. Anna loved to tinker and make new things out of old toys she found at yard sales, but what did her tinkering have to do with a science fair project? Read more to find out if her 5th-grade science fair project turned out to be amazing, a flop, or somewhere in between!
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The pure joy of holding your book in your hands ...it’s something about smelling the paper, ink , feeling the texture and ....your are reminded of all the time and effort you put into it!!!
I know, it has been again a long time,Busy with many books and other projects. It sure has been an interesting couple of months,weeks. And it's going to be a busy week for me as I attempt to complete all my current work. Here's Sneak peek about the work I have been doing.
Hope you all had a beautiful day! I'll be back next week with some more sketches.
Joyeeta Neogi is a freelance Illustrator. She has been working for over nine years with worldwide clients, creating high quality illustrations, mostly for Children’s books using both traditional and digital mediums in a colorful, playful style.