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.


  1. Awesome!! I love it! The texture of the grass in the foreground is great - did you accomplish that with salt? And the subtle patterns in the background are lovely. Nice job1

  2. It was done with salt. The subtle patterns are done in photoshop with a stamp brush on a faded out layer. Thanks for the compliments!

  3. Congrats, Julie! I'm sure it will be great--just like your others. I'll have to buy it when it's all done. :)

  4. Beautiful illustration Julie :o) Good luck with your first author/illustrator book release, I am sure it will be worth the many years of work.


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