Delightful Tales Illustrations

by Mary Manning

The Ball

The Ball

The Ball
The New Coat
Clausie
Effie




Delightful Tales Illustrations

I work in watercolors, pen and ink, and digitally, often combining all three to get the most dynamic effect. Greatly influenced by the illustrators of the early twentieth century, I strive to awaken the magic they taught in my works.

I have had several children's books published. For a full listing of published books and recent clients, as well as my portfolio, please contact me at mary.mnnng@gmail.com. Let's get started!

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Versatile, Whimsical, Magical and Fun

by Kevin Fraser

Tree Magic - Photoshop

Tree Magic - Photoshop

Tree Magic - Photoshop
Greetings from Kidland! - Flash drawing
Treehouse - pencil sketch
Everything's Better with Swans! - watercolour

Whimsical, magical and fun. My style comes from several studios as I worked on Disney, Bluth and Warner Brothers productions, as well as several others. I have worked in several styles depending on the need of the client. I am presently experimenting in Flash and Photoshop.

Kevin

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Whimsical and Fantastical Illustrator

by Kelsey Holt

Dancing Frog

Dancing Frog

Whimsical and Fantastical Illustrator

Hi! My name is Kelsey Holt, and I am an illustrator of children's books, a creator of caricatures and murals, and much more. My art is whimsical and lively, full of vibrant colors and adorable animals and figures.

My work is done in acrylic paint, which I use more like watercolor. I am willing to negotiate on price based on the project. I love working closely with my contractors to develop the best possible product for them.

You can contact me via email: littlesproutillustration@gmail.com. (Please note, the email does not have an "s" in "illustrations" at the end.)

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Whimsical and fancy-free illustration

by Jennifer Wilham

manipulated confidence

manipulated confidence

Jennifer Wilham: Whimsical and fancy-free

Hi! My name is Jennifer Wilham, and I am a recent graduate with a BFA in graphic design. My art evokes emotion by using every sense a child needs in order to grasp what the story is saying.

I use every design element (shape, color, texture, etc.) necessary to create a place in a child's mind that is strictly theirs. The work you are gazing at was for my senior show, and it depicts what my art is about.

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The fear of being able to confide in someone is an emotion I have been visualizing for the past year.

This body of work is a memoir of transferring emotional experiences into a powerful, visual interaction. By combining illustrations and pastel color juxtaposed with creepy sense clowns and circuses, the images create a false sense of confidence.

Each piece leads to a different experience, building up to the most insecure moments in one’s life, then falling back into reality. This fifteen piece series reflects the manipulation people put others through for self-confidence, and the hope of recovery in the aftermath.

I drew inspiration from graphic designers such as Alfons Mucha, Craig Fraiser, and Diana Sudyka.

Mucha uses narrow, vertical layouts with curvilinear and whimsical shapes that cut into the positive space, which draws the eye through the piece. Fraiser uses solid forms to create an environment, which makes his work clean and simple. Sudyka has the talent of being able to form type within a space, as well as her illustration techniques with light strokes and choice of pastel color.

Color choice was inspired by children’s books on all levels. I chose the pastel palette to create a surreal, dream-like state and take the mind to a different place.

I wanted to create physical visual layers as this girl is led into a magical world, and the viewer with her - even becoming her if they wish. Her interactions in the dream world are real life events, and as she realizes this was not meant to be her world, she escapes, and falls back into her reality.

The confidence she gains in herself is genuine, as she sheds her past and steps right back into life - this time, on her own.

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Dreamy and Whimsical, Colorful Illustration

by Mollie
(Colorado)

Flower Faces

Flower Faces

Dreamy and Whimsical Colorful Illustration


Hello! I create imaginative scenes - using watercolor, fine pen, and/or acrylic painting - that are very whimsical and colorful.

Because my subject matter and shapes are often times surreal, I have heard before that my art looks like Dr. Seuss; however, I believe that I have my own style.

I work with many mediums: watercolor, fine pen, and acrylic, sometimes alone, and sometimes in combination with each other.

Please contact me for other examples of my work: Faxelange@gmail.com.

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Published Illustrator of Children's Books

Cats on the Couch

Cats on the Couch

Published Children's Book Illustrator

Pam Mauseth has been working in freelance illustration, design, and photography for over twenty years. A master of characterization, her work has appeared in

- children's books
- animation
- game design, and
- educational curriculum.

Her colorful, whimsical style is expressed in both conventional and digital media (Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel).

She is a published children's book illustrator (with an agent, but works independently as well) and has worked for a number of public and private companies as an illustrator, animator and content writer. Pam's commercial design work also includes package design and advertising.

You can contact her at Fetch It! Studios.

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Sweet Children's Book Illustrations

by Julie Bryant

Cover, The Boy and the Clock

Cover, The Boy and the Clock

Sweet Art Design - Specializing in Children's Book Illustrations


Let Sweet Art Design create your children's book illustrations!

Illustrator Julie Bryant has illustrated 6 picture books, written and published 3 of her own children's books and is currently preparing her 4th book release for early Spring, 2010.

Julie has over 15 years experience in writing, editing and layout of children's books while also specializing in children's picture book illustrations. Her style is whimsical and sweet, with vivid colors using the latest digital software - Corel Painter and a digital drawing tablet.

Each book illustration is available for a negotiable fee based on the complexity needed by each author. No book is too small. Just need cover art or full-color interior illustrations? Julie Bryant would love to finish your story with beautiful illustrations!

Contact the illustrator by email at juliebryant20@sbcglobal.net.

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Jan 28, 2010
Sensational Job!
by: Jeffrey Kraskouskas

I am very impressed with your creative ability to capture little nuances that made my story so much better than it would have standing alone.

Keep up the fantastic images. The beautiful colors inspire hope for my story to reach its full potential. You did a sensational job!

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LG Illustrations

by Lauren Gulino

Boy in Shaft of Light

Boy in Shaft of Light

Fresh. Fun. Vibrant. Original.


My work can bring you back to those whimsical days when you were a child.

I've acquired my BFA in studio art and illustration at Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ.

I have showcased my work in several one-man art shows, and have been published by Lulu.com and most recently AuthorHouse.

My style is vibrantly fun and full of life - as children are. I do not like to pigeon-hole myself into one style, but no matter what the medium, my illustrations take on a life of their own. My illustrations can be simplistic, or they can be technical, depending on the project's needs.

I work in a variety of media, most notably with a blend of watercolor and colored pencils. I sometimes work on toned paper, and I frequently add mixed media.

In my sample, which was completed for a non-profit group sponsoring children with cancer, a little boy gains his strength from a beam of light. This is composed of mixed media and colored pencils.

My fees range, depending on the project.

In order to "audition" for a project, I am willing to send sketches and color studies.

I like to work directly with the team on the project and collaboratively bounce ideas back and forth. I like to get things right the first time but am always willing to make adjustments.

Contact Laurie by email.

Thank you! And I hope we can work together soon!

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Illustrator Todd Schmid


(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)

Yet another spell to learn....

Yet another spell to learn....

Children's Book Illustrator=The Artistic Solution!


My love for the fantastic, whimsical and weird has shaped the images I paint and the themes that I explore. With a palette that is bright and lively, I like to build and compose images that the viewer can "climb into and have a look around."

Contact The Art & Sol of Todd Schmid.

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Unique, Whimsical Children's Illustration

by Deborah Eve Alastra

Cover Design, Sometimes I Don't Want To Sleep, written by Rosalinda Vargas, illustrated by Deborah Eve Alastra

Cover Design, Sometimes I Don't Want To Sleep, written by Rosalinda Vargas, illustrated by Deborah Eve Alastra

Cover Design, Sometimes I Don't Want To Sleep, written by Rosalinda Vargas, illustrated by Deborah Eve Alastra
sample from Sometimes I Don't Want To Sleep
Cover Design, A Fairy's Flight, written by Linda Carlin, illustrated by Deborah Eve Alastra
sample illustration from A Fairy's Flight



She offers flights of fancy on winds of whimsy.

A painter of 30 years, Deborah Eve Alastra is now also illustrating children's books. Her work is hand rendered in mixed media then digitalized and formatted for print and/or digital books and the web.

The combination of media offers special effects especially suited for younger children. Flexible and easy to work with, Deborah emails proofs and edits and negotiates fees with or without a royalty.

Deborah Eve Alastra Art

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Magical Illustrations


(Omaha, NE)

princess with pony

princess with pony

princess with pony
cabin life
pond and unicorn
going fishing

Magical Illustrations by dreemdust designs

Hello,

I am a self taught artist. I have different styles, one of my favorite being my whimsical characters. They are patterned after my daughter as a toddler. They are endless and consist of people, animals, even clouds, sun, moon and trees, etc.

I love to create magical worlds for my characters. Fantasy is my favorite genre, faeries, mermaids, unicorns, elves, dragons...oh, it's endless!

I also enjoy traditional style: scenic little cabin in the woods, flowers, trees, meadow, etc. I can also work in a realistic style.

My medium of choice is acrylic, colored pencil, pencil and pen & ink. My fee would be negotiable depending on the project. I am flexible and willing to audition for an illustrator job and provide sample sketches.

My experience is with some small press publications. I would like to break into the pro market and am willing to do what's necessary to do so.

I am a dependable person and take pride in my work.

I would like to be contacted by email,
v.lynda@yahoo.com.

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May 24, 2011
Very cute
by: Anonymous

I LOVE your work!

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