Spread 4 – Illustrating Star Light, Star Bright Children’s Book

Spread number 4 is about a little girl who is trying to be a pop star, giving performances to her family and friends :) Do you recognize yourself? ;)

When I was little, I was always too shy to sing in front of people, but I did sing into a hair brush pretending it was a microphone when no one was around :)

This is spread 4 of Star Light, Star Bright children’s book I am illustrating for Flowerpot Press publisher. Here are spread 1, spread 2, spread 3.

Spread 3 – Illustrating Star Light, Star Bright Children’s Book

Here is spread number 3 of a new book I am illustrating. What do you think?

In this illustration Star Girl is playing with her white cat chasing a star on a string :) While I was writing this post I suddenly realized that this kitten looks very much like my parent’s cat ;) Funny that I didn’t see that before!

This is spread 3 of Star Light, Star Bright children’s book I am illustrating for Flowerpot Press publisher. Here are spread 1 and spread 2.

Spread 2 – Illustrating Star Light, Star Bright Children’s Book

 

Second spread is here! How do you like it?

My idea is to show Star Girl character exploring different things shaped like a star. In this one she is eating a star fruit :) For me personally star fruit is one of the exotic treats I got to experience only as an adult. I have always liked the cute shape of it… I remember as a child seeing star fruit on TV I would imagine a new taste for it and when I finally got to try it for the first time, it, of course, tasted totally differently from how I thought it would :)

This is spread 2 of Star Light, Star Bright children’s book I am illustrating for Flowerpot Press publisher. Here is Spread 1.

Hope your week is going great!

Making a new children’s book – Star Light, Star Bright

I am working on a new children’s book! Yay! It’s a second book in the series of my Star Girl books. The first one is Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star book which was published by Flowerpot Press publisher and it’s available for sale here. I’m so excited to announce that now I am illustrating a Star Light, Star Bright poem with the same main character – cute long haired girl-star :)

Here is me in my home studio working on this book…

I’m so happy to show you my work in progress pictures so here is the sketch for the first spread.

And here is the final vector illustration:

Can’t wait to see the book in print. I’ve been imagining it on my shelf already ;)

What do you think of spread one? :)

P.S.

Happy Fourth of July to all our American friends! Alex and I plan to go see fireworks tonight. How about you?

 

Snails On My Patterns

Just wanted to stop by and show you a couple of vector seamless patterns I drew today… They have a bunch of cute, smiling snails on them :) I saw a photo with two snails on mushrooms on Pinterest today and my imagination just ran with it. I was smiling the whole time I was drawing these guys :) Hope they will make you smile too…

I think these two patterns might look good on fabric for kids. I was considering updating my Spoonflower fabric and wallpaper shop soon and these designs might just make it over there ;)

26 Jun 2013

Video: My Yankee Doodle Animation Project

Hi, my dear readers! Sorry for not posting regularly, but recent exciting changes in our life take up most of my time and energy :) I will talk about it a bit later… For now let me share my excitement about my first animation project!!! Yay! :)

Yankee Doodle went to town
Riding on a pony;
He stuck a feather in his hat,
And called it macaroni.

As you can see from the video, I worked with Eflashapps and their animation team on creating this cute little video for a very famous nursery rhyme Yankee Doodle. I was familiar with this song and always liked the melody, so I became very excited to create a storyboard and character design to illustrate this fun kids song.

Here is my sketch of the scene where Yankee Doodle dances with the Girl.

And here is the final colored art for character design in vector format:

I surely did have a lot of fun with this little animation. I hope you and your kids will enjoy watching and singing along to this video.

 

I’d love to know what you think about my first try in animation genre :) Please let me know in the comments!

 

 

18 Jun 2013

Exciting Things: Another Sneak Peek Of My New Project

This spring is being a busy one for me :) But “good busy”. Just finished the first project in, hopefully, a series and it is a very exciting one. I can’t tell you more at the moment, but here is a little preview of two characters – two adventurous, little buddies…

I hope you too are having a productive week!

Oksancia

 

26 Mar 2013

Working On A New Children’s Book!

So excited! I have just signed the contract and started working on a new children’s book!!! :) I’m not going to say much at this stage, but the work is going and I am loving it…

Here is a little sneak peek detail of the first spread I finished – a surprised little fish :) It’s not the whole illustration, just the part of it ;)

I wish you all a great creative week!

12 Mar 2013

My Peacock Feather Illustration On Wedding Invitations

Another wonderful use of my vector image that I found on Google Images search! These are a set of wedding invitations: invites, envelopes and RSVP cards designed by talented graphic designer Lindsay Johnson of San Diego, California using my little peacock feather vector element. She even made a seamless pattern out of my feather to go on the inside of the envelope and as a border on RSVP. Very nice!

 

 

 

I hope Bride and Groom had a wonderful wedding day! :)

And here is my vector feather for sale on my iStockphoto portfolio:

 

Hope you are all having a great week!

Oksancia

My Patterns On Book Covers

I have recently composed a collection of books that have one of my vector seamless pattern designs on their cover. As my patterns are sold via microstock websites, I do not always get to see my patterns in use, but whenever I find my design on a product, it makes me happy. So here they are:

The book Clinical and regulatory Protocols (PCR): access to health network, published by Elsevier in 2012 in Brasil.

 

Large Print Word Puzzles book by George Bredehorn, publisher Puzzlewright, It is coming out in June 2013. Available on Amazon.

 

Party Planning for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum: How to Avoid Meltdowns and Have Fun!

Book by Kate E. Reynolds. Publisher Jessica Kingsley Pub, came out in July 2012.

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