Illustrations for an Australian Author

Julie Anne Ford has just published a young children’s book entitled “GABBY Loves to Talk”. It is a cute short story about a girl that talks and talks and talks….

I used a bright and free kind of style with watercolor pencils and then finished up with regular “brush” watercolors. The main character has red hair and lots to say, and she was a lot of fun to draw. You can see a copy on Amazon at this link;

Gabby Likes to Talk by Julie Anne Ford

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Desktop John Dini

Who is John Dini?

Hunting in a Farmers World, by John Dini which is not about hunting for wildlife, instead it is a business book, that you gotta check out, especially if you are an entrepreneur. I like the way he tells about how things work in business for the different personality types and how these personalities interact in a company. When you think about it, if you know what your intrinsic gifts and skills are, your decisions change as you start out on your new venture.

Pencil Sketch Progress

Here are some of the pencil drawings I am working on for John Dini. They are prehistoric era pencil sketches of a hunting village people and hunting. He isn’t using these drawings in his book. He is going to use them in his slide show presentation that he does on his book tour. I love being able to envision what a book tour would be like through clients like him.

Desktop John Dini
Desktop John Dini

I have not gone out on book tours myself, but when I finish my book on drawing in perspective that may change. Leading a much more reclusive artist existence, I share my desktop view, to give an idea of how I go about my work here in the studio. You can see that many references are close at hand and other already complete images are also close for my reference to help keep the style consistent throughout the project.