Self-Taught Artist

by Karen Ross Ohlinger
(Baltimore, Ohio, United States)

Think very very big...

Think very very big...

Hello out there!

My name is Karen Ross Ohlinger. I am a self taught artist.

I started my career with Federated Department Stores, where I became lead illustrator.

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Since then I have also branched out successfully into many other areas of illustration.

Recently, I have dipped a toe into the exciting world of children's book illustration.

My style is whimsical and gentle. I sincerely hope to make many people happy with my illustrations.

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Award-Winning Art for Your Book

by Ally
(Washington, DC)

Drawing: Young Girl on Bench

Drawing: Young Girl on Bench

Hello! I am an illustrator based in Washington, DC. I work very well with others and will do my best to wow you (and your readers!) from the start. I'm happy to turn your vision into reality or think up the perfect pictures to complement your story. I'm dedicated, personable, and aim to impress; if you'd like to work with me, please email me.

Training: Courses at The Corcoran College of Art and Design. I've been drawing and painting since 8 years old.

Gallery Shows: The Buzz Gallery in Eugene, Oregon; Aperture Gallery in Eugene, Oregon

Collaborative Shows: The Yellow Barn in Glen Echo, Maryland.

Proficient in: Pen and ink, watercolor, acrylic, oils, collage, photo-illustration.

Negotiable/Project dependent fee.

Thank you for taking the time to check out my profile!

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Pennsylvania Illustrator

by Jason Paulhamus
(Cogan Station, PA)

Easter Island Spooky

Easter Island Spooky

Easter Island Spooky
Bug-Eyed!
Fixing Robots, Eating Lunch
Dragon Hitchhiker!

I'm a freelance illustrator from Cogan Station, PA. I have a BA in Fine Art with an illustration concentration from Messiah College, and I have been freelancing since 2002. Children's books are my main career focus.

I'm a traditional illustrator mainly working with acrylics, watercolors, and pen and ink. I charge $100-200 each for full page artwork, based on the size, style, and complexity of the art. Double page spreads would cost more; spot illustrations would cost less. If you would be interested in working with me, please drop me a line. My email is jlpaulhamus@yahoo.com Thanks!

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Illustrating For All Your Children's Needs

by Alexander Chassey
(Philadelphia, PA)

First date?

First date?

I aim to make all my work a fun and pleasant experience.

When I do work, I focus on only two things: bright colors and spontaneity. The more playful and whimsical it is, the more successful it is. I do my best to not make my illustrations too serious or too juvenile.

Regardless of the subject matter, whether on an adult's level or a child's level, I try to bring all of my subjects to a level that is both aesthetically pleasing and a magical experience for everyone involved.

I only like to work with paint, ink, or pencil.

If you are interested, you can contact me at alexanderchassey@gmail.com, and we can discuss specifics, rates, etc. I look forward to hearing from you!

Thank you.

Alexander Chassey

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Illustrations Worth 1000 Words

by Enrique Rivera
(Lorton VA)

Halloween

Halloween

Illustrations that are worth 1000 words

An artist should be able to bring words to life and help express visually what words can not. Let's take the reader to another world!

My name is Enrique Rivera. My work has been described as expressive, colorful, diverse, cool...the list goes on.

I have a wide range of styles, and I am very flexible. I will work with you to find the visual aesthetic that you are looking for. Whether it's traditional, digital, goofy, cute, creepy... in fact, anything you need I will try my best to achieve.

I have a background in animation, cartooning, Illustration and comic books.

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The Illustrated Imagination of Jimmy Ettele


(Reading, PA)

Eureka!

Eureka!

I have never been able to pin my art down to one particular style. I have been putting pencil to paper for as long as I can remember, and, because of that, my style can bring to life the words of a story.

I tend to bring elements from all worlds: the whimsical and exaggerated style of cartoons, the layouts of comic books, and the still life that captures my eye.

I have a publication to my credit, "Where Does Christmas Go?" (2007) and have recently completed my own children's book.

My price is always negotiable. I wouldn't think it fair for me to list a fee with so little experience in this field. By communicating with the author and finding out what they are looking for, together we can come to an agreement that meets both of our needs.

Though I may lack the formal credentials of some illustrators, I practice constantly and possess the imagination and creativity of a younger person. I pride myself on completing work to the fullest extent of my abilities.

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Pittsburgh Children's Book Artist

by Kimberly Baranyi

Still life

Still life

KR Design

Hi! My name is Kimberly Baranyi. I am a twenty-nine year old single mother of three.

I have been drawing and painting since I was twelve years old. I am currently attending the Art Institute of Pittsburgh for a degree in Graphic Design.

I am very interested in illustration, especially, but not limited, to children's books. I have three children of my own, so this is a special interest of mine.

My experience includes:

Logos for local companies
Free hand murals on walls of businesses
Oil Paintings
A charcoal series of Indian portraits
Portraits
Tattoos

I like to think I am good at rendering realistic sketches and oil paintings.

I enjoy working in a variety of styles and mediums, such as oils, watercolors, charcoal, and pen and ink, to name a few.

I am always up to the challenge of trying something new.

I am also proficient in Photoshop, which does have its advantages.

I was offered a job in Florida doing the cover and artwork throughout a local magazine, but I was not able to relocate at the time.

I am willing to show examples of my work via my online portfolio, as well as do sample sketches of anything brought to me.

Thanks for your time, and I hope to hear from you soon!

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Remember Your Childhood

by Evelyn Gresham
(New Jersey)

Cheerleader -

Cheerleader -

I am a children's book author/illustrator. My medium is colored pencil and DrawPlus x3. My art has been described as genuine, simple, and playful. My illustrations bring the reader back to their childhood, where true innocence and fun lives.

I sell my work for children to hang on the wall, and I illustrate children's picture books.

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Bringing Childhood Back To Life, Through Art!

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Illustrator, Fine Artist

by Kate Goodson
(Virginia Beach, VA, USA)

Wreck Dive

Wreck Dive

Children's Book Illustrator and Fine Artist

With a Studio Art Degree, over 15 years experience in Design and Fine Art, and a world traveler's soul, I am more than qualified to create something wonderful to bring your story to life.

My style can be as realistic or as loose as you require. I paint in watercolor, oil or acrylic, and can draw in any medium.

Fee negotiable.

Email Kate Goodson or call: 757 839 7245

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Pencil and Pen Artist

by Kerianne
(Bergen County, New Jersey, USA)

Assorted Characters

Assorted Characters

The Offbeat of Variety

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One negative thing you could say about artists is that we're always looking to improve ourselves and are never quite satisfied with our work at any present time.

However, one thing I will say that I pride myself in is that I'm able to work in multiple mediums to get a more varied feel to my work.

I will admit, I have no experience in this field. But one has to start somewhere, no? I graduated from Penn State University May 2008 with a BA in English. Apart from writing, which I hope will lead to a career as an author, my second passion is art. I took AP level courses in art in high school but was limited to introductory courses in college since I had no art major or minor. Still, I like to think I improved on my skills further in those classes where I was able to experiment with oil painting and pencil.

I am most proficient in pencil and pen, but enjoy painting as well. There's no set word that can be used to describe my drawings. They can be dark or happy, mischievous or conservative, realistic or cartoon. The example I've chosen to show is a good indicator of the various styles in which I can draw a picture, although I realize it's not a complete drawing in of itself. Any drawing by itself, any of my drawings, couldn't show a piece of everything that I can do. Well, almost everything.

Any consideration would be greatly appreciated. If considered, I would be willing to audition sketches of anything shy of technical drawings. I must say, I can't draw cars very well, much less machinery.

Thank you.

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Magical childrens book illustrator / artist

by Regina Iannello
(media, pa 19063)

snowy night illustration

snowy night illustration

I am Regina Iannello. I am an artist / designer / illustrator, and I can use any medium or reflect almost any style desired with traditional media, as well as combining traditional techniques of drawing (chalk, charcoal, pencil, etc.) with newer media.

My art / illustrations convey a feeling, like the feel of the scene or the spirit of the characters.

I aim to create MAGICAL scenes. Most of the time the characters I create are whimsical and fun, though other times they are serious and ominous.

Either way, the illustrations are geared towards children, as I seek to pique their interest and captivate. I always like my art to be fun and have a real sense of emotion. I use the medium that will reflect that emotion best.

I look foward to working with you and hope you will want to see more of my work!

- I have received my BFA in Communication Design from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.

- My style is magical, fantasy, whimsical, beautiful... colorful and fun and emotion-filled!

- I am proficient in all traditional and some newer media too (CS4 and earlier, some Flash)

- My fee is negotiable; no project is too big or too small!

- I am willing to do some sketches and character creation to get a job. We can set up the details and project specs. I am flexible with any assignments, so just ask!

Regina.iannello@gmail.com
610.745.3200

Please email me for more information, resume, samples and references!

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