Didn't get the job...Again

Amongst all the books I'm illustrating right now, I was asked to RE-do some character submissions in another style for a client. They were revisiting the project, apparently, because they still hadn't settled on an illustrator. I had submitted some samples previously but they came back a while later and asked for ones done in this style. So I did them, but once again, I didn't end up getting the job. But it's always good exposure to be asked, to submit, and be seen. (I'm a glass half full kind of girl) It just made for a more busy week one week. What do you think of this limited color and airbrush smooth look?
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Too busy...that's good, right?

Well, I've been really busy illustrating 3 books this summer. I haven't had time for any recreational drawing unbelievably. Hence my posts have been non-existent. I apologize. I'm not supposed to share things that are in current progress really but here's one sneak peak at an illustration from the book I wrote myself contracted by Marshall Cavendish Publishing. I'm painting like a madwoman to finish it up by this weekend. Wish me luck! This book has been years in the making. It's fun to see it coming together.
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I'm a freelance illustrator working in the children's book industry. I love kids and raising my own 4 children. They are the inspiration and the passion behind all I do in art and in life. See my website at JulieOlsonbooks.com

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