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Saturday, September 06, 2008

Excited to Illustrate J. H. Sweet's Foo and Friends early reader chapter book


The illustrator in me is encouraged by an invitation by published author, HJ Sweet. I have signed a professional contract and by the end of October or before I'll complete the first in a series of books about Foo and Friends. These books, for now, will be free books on the Internet. Joanne's writing has extraordinary characters and great action making illustrating her work both challenging and rewarding. I am now brain storming by making clay models of the faces of ceramic fantasy dogs, march monster, and an Evil Eye, a gnome, a gargoyle, a flamingo, a plastic owl and many more.

7 comments:

Linda said...

I've enjoyed reading your comments on Rain's blogg and agree with you 100%. She obviously respects your opinion.

Cath Sheard said...

Wow, that is so cool - what a wonderful opportunity. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Parapluie said...

Thank you Cath. I am sitting here right now modeling in clay and sketching varations for the cover. Trying to make it angry but not too angry!
It is interesting reading about the Fu Lin Dog. Maybe of Greek or Roman or Turkish or Mediterranean origin. Then mixed with Tibetan Terrior and how The stylized bronze Lions were fashioned after the dogs becuse there were not any Lions around for the artists in the Far East. This is getting more interesting all the time.

Mary said...

Sounds really interesting! Was just looking through your blog for the first time and you have some great stuff! I especially like the lake painting that's in your earlier works post :)

Parapluie said...

Mary, Thank you for visiting my blog. I enjoyed a visit to your blog to see the energy and creativity is silversmithing and illustration in Australia. Especially bond with your whimsy.

rob ijbema said...

sounds good diane!congratulations and good luck

Heidi Malott said...

Congratulations Diane! Your work is always so inspiring and imaginative. It was nice hearing from you on my blog, it is great to be painting and posting again.