A picture is worth a thousand words. An illustration gives the reader a foundation to interpret the text. I specialize in children's book illustrations, and can offer a variety of styles from cartoon to realistic, black-and-white to full color. I've included some examples below - each has been completed in a different look to match the purpose of the project.
A grandmother takes her grandson on a journey through their family history. For this author, I drew the illustrations to the precise specifications she provided, figuring out the margin and gutters. It was certainly a rewarding project, and I was honored to help her tell the real history of her family in a fun and colorful way! Pencil and Photoshop. Click on each image to see a larger version. All images (C) Brenda Schaffer. Used with permission.
This author is a therapist, and she wanted a book for her clients. My task was to take difficult subject matters and illustrated them in a simple, yet respectful way, so that the clients would find them easy to connect with. It was a unique project, and I felt good about the purpose of the book and the words of wisdom provided therein. Ink and Photoshop. Click on each image to see a larger version. You can check out the book at Amazon here. All images (C) Jackie McCollum-Bridges. Used with permission.
Signimalz is a line of resources that my wife and I created to teach American Sign Language to children using adorable cartoon animals. It has been a lot of fun sharing these images with both hearing and deaf/hard-of-hearing children in classrooms and at community events! You can check our website at www.signimalz.com and our books on Amazon here. Ink, Photoshop and Illustrator. Click on each image to see a larger version. All images (C) Signimalz, LLC.