Is this our first one with fun, brightly dyed hair? It might be. It was fun to figure out what technique to use to show the dyed hair.
Rocky The Human Squirrel
My most recent project has been illustrating a book for Jean Ball-Maurer titled Rocky The Human Squirrel. It’s a short, illustrated chapter book. I did the color cover (front and back) and 10 black and white interior illustrations.
She just emailed me that that the paperback is up on Amazon now. She’s so excited to see her first book out in print! Here’s the link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BW385B6V
The ebook will be coming in a few days. I’ll post about that when it’s up and I’ll share a look at the illustrations pretty soon also. In the meantime, here’s the cover:
Character Sketch – Hitch 2
Here’s Hitch, the bully in the anti-bullying book I’m starting work on for Learning A-Z. This is the second version where he’s in regular clothes and blonde.
Character Sketch – Hitch
Here’s Hitch, the bully in the anti-bullying book I’m starting work on for Learning A-Z. This is the first version where he was supposed to be wearing army fatigues.
Character Sketch – Marcus
Here’s Marcus, the main character in the anti-bullying book I’m starting work on for Learning A-Z. He’s the bully’s victim.
Character Sketch – Evan
I’m starting work on an anti-bullying book for Learning A-Z. The first step is to work out how that main characters are going to look. Here’s Evan, the bully’s friend.
A pirate boy reading a book from his treasure chest. I wonder if it’s Treasure Island?
The Genie Loophole written by Paul Maguire and illustrated by Karen B. Jones (me) is now up on the SCBWI Bookstop! Check it out or browse other great SCBWI titles.
It’s a chapter book with one black and white image per chapter. Go to my portfolio for a peek at the illustrations.
It’s currently available in paperback from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other booksellers. It would make a great Christmas gift!
It’s something that has crossed every kid’s mind… If you were given three wishes, what would they be? For Teddy Rogers, who one summer discovers a magic bottle on the beach and releases the genie inside, the answer is simple: Wish for a billion more wishes!
What follows is a series of unexpected situations, each crazier than the one before. Teddy soon learns that unlimited wishes can easily spin out of control… and sometimes into dangerous territory!
I was thinking about the Monster High idea. This is Monster Middle School, I think. A private school, by the looks of those plaid skirts. I tried to draw them with goat legs and cloven hooves, but I was having trouble making them look cute that way, so they got standard human legs instead. The saddleshoes were fun to draw.
Boy Reading Published in SCBWI
So, I received my copy of the SCBWI Bulletin in the mail yesterday and I found out which of my images they picked to publish. Turns out it’s Boy Reading, an image I sent them in May of 2012. Yay! So, when they say they hang onto artwork to use later, they really aren’t kidding!