Artist, Illustrator, Poet

by Robert Jackson
(Knoxville, Tennessee, U.S.A.)

Leaving Home, Cebu, Philippines

Leaving Home, Cebu, Philippines


I am perhaps best with a simple pencil and piece of paper, but I love painting also.

As an illustrator, I believe drawings, paintings and most other mediums all have their place. It all depends upon what fits the particular story.

When painting I favor acrylics, and my work reflects the bright colors of that medium. Working in subdued, moody colors is just as rewarding though.

Besides pencil and acrylic, I work in oil, watercolor, and pen & ink.

Another dimension that I can bring to your illustration choices is wood-burned art, which would work well for more traditional story settings such as: old-world tales, myths, fairy tales and almost anything historical (from frontier to medieval and primitive).

It is interesting and challenging to help bring a writer's story to completion in a visual sense. To be able to meet their vision is worthy work.

We all know what it is like to have an image in your head that is just exactly what you are trying to portray in words.

I am available to discuss any project that is reputable and exciting.

My background includes: English Education degree from University of Virginia with a literature focus; years of teaching history, geography and reading in public and private schools; years as an artist (murals, portraits, illustration, animals).

Rates are reasonable (vary with complexity), and some sample sketches are free. Email me at rsmjackson@knology.net.

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Bright, happy illustrations

by Martin Pierce

Animals going for a ride

Animals going for a ride

Children's Book Illustrator - Martin Pierce


To produce bright, happy illustrations for children is what I enjoy most of all. This is good, because I have been a children’s book illustrator for many, many years, producing for a wide variety of clients a wide range of work.

This includes picture books, magazine illustrations, educational illustrations and cards.

Last year I completed an MA in 3D computer animation, and this has led me to develop in fresh directions.

I enjoy the challenge of new projects, bringing the text to life in my own unique way.

The techniques I use range from traditional painting to computer generated imaging, though my preferred choice is to use tempera paints. I have also written a large number of picture book texts and many poems for children.

I can be contacted at piercepix@googlemail.com and can send further examples of my illustration work on request.

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Aspiring writer and illustrator

by Evelyn O. Simon
(West Palm Beach, FL)

Classroom classmates

Classroom classmates

Aspiring children's story writer and illustrator

I've been drawing for forty years, I've only been writing for six. My artwork had been viewed by many professional artist, and they seem to think of it as cartoons. Some artists have thought of my artwork as New Orleans folk art. I see it as whimsical.

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Young Author - Illustrator

by Natalie Tinti
(Temecula, CA, USA)

Joncymuchan from Sewing a Friendship 2

Joncymuchan from Sewing a Friendship 2



Hi! I am Natalie Tinti (multi-award winning author & illustrator). Most of the time I draw cute animals and children. Here is an example of illustration from my second book, Sewing a Friendship 2.

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First, I draw with a pencil, then I use color pencils to make my pictures beautiful. After that, the drawings need to be scanned into Photoshop to make all the colors brighter and ready to print. That's all.

Thank you.

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Aug 07, 2010
Outstanding book
by: Emily Neels

This book is a demonstration that anything is possible. Not only does it have a great lesson for friends, but the fact that it is illustrated by a 10 yr. old is amazing. These illustrations have more colors and life than most other books; they bring the story alive. This author is apparently now on her 3rd book, all of which have illustrations and lessons that are relevant to her age group. This goes to show that anything is possible when you follow your dreams.

Jul 26, 2010
Best Book Ever!
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I LOOOOVE this book! Full of so much color, imagination, and creativity! Everyone should read it!!!

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