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Nov
17

Cute Cartoon Bunnies

Adorably Cute Cartoon Bunnies Colored Pencils Sharpie Inked Drawing Illustration

Just 3 adorably cute bunnies to brighten up your mood this Friday! I drew these in my Travel Sketchbook as one of the very last pages in it. I sketched these bunnies in a way that I think would work well for a puppet-based 2D animation style for a TV series. I love drawing in a variety of styles! It’s so fun to experiment with different looks. 

Nov
16

Cartoon Pinata Knight Character

Funny Pinata Knight wielding Baseball Bat Mace Character Cartoon Pencil and Sharpie colored Sketch Drawing Illustration

I had an idea for a Piñata Knight a while back and here it is! His armor keeps him safe from those who would want his candy insides. He is the defender of all piñatas and he really knows how to party! 

I drew this character just for fun in my Travel Sketchbook. Sketched in color-erase Prismacolor pencil, then inked with Sharpie. After that, I took a high-resolution photo and colored it in Manga Studio. I really enjoyed working on this guy and you know I love characters with lots of bright colors! 

Nov
15

Robotic Aardvark Creature in 3D

Toxic Waste Robot Aardvark Creature modeled in 3D

A 3D Modeler in the Netherlands recreated my Robotic Aardvark creature in 3D! It was such an unexpected surprise! I think he did a great job. I love how he captured the shine of the metal robot parts. I also love the glow of the toxic ooze that this robot animal is lapping up. The added toxic waster barrels is a nice touch as well. 

You can see his 3D model close up and move it around on his page here: https://sketchfab.com/ferdinandvanderhorst

It’s always an honor when someone decides to invest their time into 3D modeling one of my characters. I know how long of a process that can be, from my own experience modeling things in zBrush. Thank you Ferdinand! 🙂
Nov
3

Alien Creature Playing the Guitar

Cartoon Brown Alien Character Monster Playing Guitar Ukulele Colored Markers Drawing Illustration

This alien absolutely loves playing Earth instruments! Here he is playing a guitar, one of his favorites. This alien creature is so big that the guitar looks like a ukulele in his hands. 

I don’t know why, but this guy makes me happy every time I look at him. 🙂 Maybe I see a little of myself in him. After sketching the alien with colored pencil, I inked it with a black paint pen and colored with markers. I finished it off by adding a quick digital background. I never get tired of creating creature and character designs! 

Oct
26

Pink Fluffy Tree Creature

Cartoon Fluffy Pink Tree Monster Hiding Among Trees Sunset Colored Markers Drawing Illustration
These tall, fluffy creatures blend in perfectly in the pink forests of Garbloxia. They can easily hide within their natural habitat. 
 
I enjoyed drawing this cartoon as an Inktober piece. I don’t really know for sure where this idea came from, but I sure do like it! This character is so cute! I’m starting to think of a story line and environment for this guy. I drew it out with pencil, then inked it with Sharpie, and colored it with markers. I had fun practicing with my color fading Chameleon markers for the sunset background. 
Oct
25

Headless Horseman’s Dog

Cartoon Headless Horseman Doberman Dog Monster with Pumpkin Head Running Colored Pencils Sharpie Drawing Illustration

Are you getting excited for Halloween? I had an idea for my own spin on the Headless Horseman… a Not-So-Headless Doberman! The perfect pet for any Halloween monster. :blush:I just pictured a pumpkin-headed dog and then this idea came forth, as I thought of a dog breed that rhymed with “horseman.” 

I drew this with col-erase pencil, then inked it with sharpie, and finished it with prismacolor colored pencils.

Oct
23

God’s Creation Story Children’s Book Illustrations

Creator's Toy Chest God's Creation Story Christian Children's Book Cover Illustration standing up

I had the great honor and privilege to work with a Christian publisher, Baker Publishing, to illustrate several children’s books about stories from the Bible. I am a Christian myself, so this opportunity has been wonderful. The first 4 books of the series are completed and ready to purchase! I’ll be continuing to illustrate more stories over the next couple years. This particular children’s book is called ‘The Creator’s Toy Chest’ and depicts the 7 days of creation. This book introduces the Creator’s Toy Chest, which shows up in each and every book. This Toy Chest is a representation of God’s power. It is first used for creation, but then is used by each Bible hero as metaphor of their reliance on God’s power. I’ll share a little bit about my process for this book below…

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With this book, I dived into the page sketches right away. Here is one of those sketches where God is creating all of the fish and ocean life. You’ll notice, I like to indicate the trim size and extra bleed area on the border of the sketches. This way, the publisher and author can see that I’m already taking the final print specifications into consideration. 

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And here’s another page sketch. This is when God’s Toy Chest has finished releasing all of creation and it’s almost time for the day of rest. 

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I’ll share just one more children’s book page sketch. This is during the day of rest, as Adam and Eve help put the animals to bed. For this book, although I normally draw the character designs before starting the pages, we were in a little bit of a time crunch, so I had to just develop the look of Adam and Eve while I was sketching the pages. 

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Now I can show the wonderful color children’s book illustrations! This is the plant creation day. What was challenging is that the author mentioned a great deal of plants in the manuscript for this page. I had to find a way to fit them all in. I think it turned out to be a beautiful page. Here’s a few more of the Biblical Creation illustrations below…

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I love this peaceful, grand expanse of landscape. It can be tough to illustrate an interesting page for a children’s book, that doesn’t contain a character. I think this page does just that. 

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This is one of my favorite pages- as God’s Creator’s Toy Chest is releasing all of the fish, corals, and other ocean animals. I’m a really big fan of ocean life, so this was a fun page to illustrate. 

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I also really love this page as well. I came up with an idea to do a split screen illustration with the “camera” partially above and below the water line. It was a challenge, but I’m happy with the result. Plus, I was able to slip in a few more of my favorite animals into this page, such as the pink Amazon river dolphin, hammerhead shark, African cichlids, and the giant squid. Who’s seen a giant squid in a children’s book about God creating the universe? I was so excited that I was able to keep that in my sketch. 

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And here’s the land animals day of creation. Again, I was able to draw a few of my favorite animals in this scene, including a caiman lizard, praying mantis, and even a woolly mammoth! I really am happy with the depth of this page; I feel it draws you into the illustration. 

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The author wanted a giant, tall waterfall on the page that introduced Adam and Eve. It definitely took a while to illustrate, but brings a great feel to the magnificence and grandeur of what God has created in this world of ours. 

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I wanted to also share the color, finalized version of the peaceful resting page with Adam and Eve. This illustration has such a calm, cute, peaceful feeling. I had a blast drawing the illustrations for this children’s book. I am definitely looking forward to reading these books to my nieces and nephews when they are printed. And I am also really looking forward to the day that my wife and I can read these to our own precious children.

Creator's Toy Chest God's Creation Story Christian Children's Book End Sheet Papers Illustration

One last illustration I wanted to be sure and share was the endpapers for this book. These end sheets, or end papers are the illustrations or patterns found in the front inside cover and back inside cover. I used the blue theme color of this book in the series, for the color scheme. The author wanted to show a whole bunch of animals on these pages. I was able to pick all the animals for this illustration, so naturally I chose a variety of my favorites. I wanted to illustrate this page for my young self… This is the type of children’s book page that I would’ve spent hours looking at and enjoying. Plus, it can be a nice little “where’s Waldo” or “I Spy” type of a page for kids, to keep them busy during a long car ride. 

Side Note: I’ve left out the text on all these illustrations, because I wanted to encourage you to purchase a book for yourself. Not only will you be able to read the whole story, but you can also see the many other illustrations that I haven’t shared here. Believe me, there’s some incredible creation pages in this book that I haven’t shown here. A lot of heart and soul went into this book, as well as the others. You can pre-order the book, along with the 3 others, here on Amazon: 

Creator's Toy Chest God's Creation Story Christian Children's Book Cover Illustration

Just click on the cover illustration above! I appreciate all of your support. I know you’ll love the books. 

Contact James about My Project

 

 

And if you have written a children’s book and are looking for a great illustrator, feel free to contact me here. I would love to talk with you about your story and see how I can help create wonderful illustrations for you. I am happy to answer any questions you may have about the process. I love working with publishers and independent authors alike. 

Oct
21

Noah’s Ark Children’s Book Illustrations

Ark In The Dark Noah's Ark Christian Children's Book Cover Illustration standing up

A large Christian publisher, Baker Publishing, gave me a chance to illustrate several children’s books about Bible stories. This was especially significant to me, as a Christian artist myself. This children’s book was appropriately named ‘An Ark in the Dark’ and depicts one of the most famous and beloved stories in the Bible, Noah’s Ark. I’ll share a little bit about the process below…

Noah's Ark Character Concept Sketch for Kid Literature Children's Book

Before starting to draw page sketches, I always like to begin a children’s book by developing the look of the main character or characters. I started by sketching Noah. In all of these Bible books in the series, the author wanted young looking versions of the Biblical characters. My first version of Noah was a little chubbier than this, but I like how he turned out in the end. 

Noah's Ark Character Concept Color Final for Kid Literature Children's Book

After sketch approval, I finalized Noah in color. This shows the final illustrated look for the character before I start into the pages. That way the author and publisher get a good picture of what to expect the characters in the story to look like. 

Noah's Ark Cute Mice Character Concept Color Finals for Kid Literature Children's Book

Another important aspect of this Noah’s Ark book were the two mice. These two mice show up on almost every page of the book. They are hidden throughout, so that it becomes a fun thing for kids to look for. It reminds me of how the Little Critter books all had a mouse and spider to find on each page. 

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After the characters were approved, I started the page sketches. Here’s a page sketch showing Noah resting for a moment on the Creator’s Toy Chest- a wooden toy chest that shows up in all of the books in the series. This toy chest is a symbol of God’s power, and each main character relying on it. I enjoyed researching about the various wood-working tools that Noah would have been using at the time to build the ark. I show many of those tools throughout the pages. 

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And you can’t have a Noah’s ark book without a page with animals arriving two by two! You may have noticed that I show the trim size and extra bleed area on the border of the sketches. Publishers and authors alike are glad to see when I take time to consider these things that are sometimes overlooked by artists.

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I’ll share one more children’s book page sketch. This is a celebration feast page after the flood is over. I also took time to research what types of food they would have been eating in the Old Testament days. I feel very honored to have a chance to illustrate my own version of the Noah’s Ark story. It’s been done so many times, I tried my best to bring a fresh look and interest to the story. 

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And here is one of the illustrations from the final children’s book. There’s quite a range of emotions that Noah goes through as the story progresses. Both Noah and the mice bring those emotions to the forefront in this book. I’ll share a few more of the illustrations below…

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For this page, the author had a lot of specific animals written out in the page’s text. I had to make sure I fit them all into the illustration. That’s no easy feat!  

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This is definitely one of my favorite pages- a view of Noah and his family tending to the animals inside the ark. For me, I can’t remember a Noah’s Ark children’s book that depicts the inside of the ark. I wanted to captivate children and give them a sense of what it might be like inside of the ark. Also, I am a bit of an animal buff, so I was sure to include a few of my favorite animals into the page. Most of the time you see things like lions, giraffes, sheep, etc in a book about Noah. I wanted to illustrate a few animals that I had never seen in a Noah’s ark book before.  

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This is my wife’s favorite page- Noah, his family, and all the animals descending down the mountainside after the flood had receded. The author gave me another difficult one with all the animals on this page! There was a whole lot of things to depict! In the end, all the hard work was worth it. I think it turned out to be a really beautiful illustration. And really, can you have a Noah’s ark book without showing a lot of animals? 🙂

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This book took about 20 hours more to illustrate than any of the other 3 Bible children’s books. Even so, I absolutely loved drawing the illustrations for this book. I look forward to sharing it with my nieces and nephews. And I also look forward to reading them to our own children someday. 

Ark In The Dark Noah's Ark Christian Children's Book End Sheet Papers Illustration

One final illustration I wanted to share was the endpapers. Most big publisher books have end sheets, or end papers- the illustrations or patterns in the front inside cover and back inside cover. Having a little artwork on these pages can really add to the professionalism and give the book a nice feeling. I thought it would be fun to draw Noah walking along, not quite sure why these animals keep following him. 

Side Note: I’ve left out the text on all these illustrations, because I wanted to encourage you to purchase a book for yourself. Not only will you be able to read the whole story, but you can also see the many other spectacular illustrations that I haven’t shared here. You can pre-order the book, along with the 3 others, here on Amazon: 

Ark In The Dark Noah's Ark Christian Children's Book Cover Illustration

Just click on the cover illustration above! I appreciate all of your support. I know you’ll love the books. 

Contact James about My Project

 

 

And whether you are a publisher or an independent author who’s written a children’s book, if you are looking for a great illustrator, feel free to reach out to me. I would love to talk with you about your story and see how I can help create wonderful illustrations for you. I am happy to answer any questions you may have about the process. 

Oct
19

David and Goliath Children’s Book Illustrations

Big Shot Sling Shot David and Goliath Christian Children's Book Cover Illustration standing up

I worked closely with a Christian publisher, Baker Publishing, to illustrate several children’s books about stories from the Bible. Many times, with a publisher, I don’t have much direct communication with the author, but luckily, with these books, I was given a chance to work directly with the author as the artwork progressed. I am a Christian myself, so I really have enjoyed this opportunity to illustrate Bible stories. This children’s book is called ‘Big Shot Sling Shot’ and depicts the famous story of David and Goliath. I’ll share a little bit about my process below…

David and Goliath Character Concept Sketch for Kid Literature Children's Book

Before starting into the book itself, I begin a children’s book by exploring the main character or characters. I started this book by sketching the look and feel for David. There were two main looks we were bouncing back and forth with, but this ended up being the final choice. 

David and Goliath Character Concept Color Final for Kid Literature Children's Book

After the final character sketch was approved, I finalized David in color. This gives the author and publisher a chance to see what the final look will be for the character before I start illustrating the pages. Including final lineart, shading, and color. 

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After main character approval, I started the page sketches. Here is one of those sketches. I like to indicate the trim size and extra bleed area on the border of the sketches. This way, the client can see that I’m already taking the final print specifications into consideration. 

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And this is the first page that introduces Goliath. It was a fun page to lay out and make the reader feel like they are standing with the Israelite soldiers. 

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I’ll share just one more children’s book page sketch. I felt with the vast, detailed scenes throughout the book, that it would be good to mix in a few pages that had a focus on just the main characters. This gives your eyes a bit of a rest, and actually adds to the interest and variety throughout the book illustrations. 

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Now we get into the fun part, the final color illustrations! Here’s one of the beginning pages, where one of David’s brothers is telling him he has to stay be. Here’s a few more of the David and Goliath illustrations below…

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I really had a blast creating the character design for Goliath and drawing him throughout the pages. It takes a mean foe to bring this story to life in all of its glory and grandeur. 

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This is one of my favorite pages- as David heads off to meet his brothers at the battlefront. I just think it turned out to be a really cute book illustration and I love the depth of the background. 

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And of course, here’s one of many great pages showing David and Goliath’s battle! It was really fun to draw the illustrations for this children’s book. I am definitely looking forward to reading these to my nieces and nephews soon. And I am also looking forward to the day that my wife and I can read these to our own children.

Big Shot Sling Shot David and Goliath Christian Children's Book End Sheet Papers Illustration

One last illustration I wanted to be sure and share was the endpapers. These end sheets, or end papers are the illustrations or patterns found in the front inside cover and back inside cover. I used the theme colors of this book in the series, for the monochromatic color scheme. This drawing is of a lighthearted scene where David has been practicing with his slingshot. 

Side Note: I’ve left out the text on all these illustrations, because I wanted to encourage you to purchase a book for yourself. Not only will you be able to read the whole story, but you can also see the many other illustrations that I haven’t shared here. There’s several great pages during the battle between David and Goliath that you’re not going to want to miss! You can pre-order the book, along with the 3 others, here on Amazon: 

Big Shot Sling Shot David and Goliath Christian Children's Book Cover Illustration

Just click on the cover illustration above! I appreciate all of your support. I know you’ll love the books. 

Contact James about My Project

 

 

And if you have written a children’s book and are looking for a great illustrator, feel free to contact me here. I would love to talk with you about your story and see how I can help create wonderful illustrations for you. I am happy to answer any questions you may have about the process. 

Oct
16

Daniel and the Lion’s Den Children’s Book Illustrations

Dan For Dinner Daniel and the Lion's Den Christian Children's Book Cover Illustration standing up

I had the opportunity to illustrate several children’s books about stories from the Bible. As a Christian artist myself, getting a chance to illustrate Bible stories has been very fulfilling. This is the children’s book called ‘Dan for Dinner’ and depicts the story of Daniel and the Lion’s Den. I’ll share a little bit about the process below…

Daniel Lion's Den Character Design Concept Art Sketch for Kid Literature Children's Book

Before starting the page sketches, I always like to begin a children’s book by exploring the main character or characters. I started by sketching the look and feel for Daniel. Surprisingly, it came quite quickly for this story and the author and publisher loved him. 

Daniel Lion's Den Character Design Concept Color Final for Kid Literature Children's Book

After sketch approval, I finalized the character in color. This gave the clients a chance to see what the illustrated look will be for the character before I start into the pages. 

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After character approval, I started the page sketches. Here’s an example of one of them. You’ll notice here that I show the trim size and extra bleed area on the border of the sketch. This way, the client can understand what to expect when the page is printed, cut, and bound in a book. Publishers are especially appreciative of this. 

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Here’s another page sketch, this one showing when Daniel chooses to continue to pray to God, despite the king’s decree. It also was the page where I included the Creator’s Toy Chest- a wooden toy chest that the author wanted to use throughout all of the books in the series. This toy chest is a symbol of God’s power, and each main character relying on it. 

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And here’s one more children’s book page sketch that I will share. This particular sketch is actually the 1 sketch that landed me the entire book series. The author and publisher both loved it so much that they hired me to illustrate all of the children’s Bible books in the series. I feel very blessed and honored for this privilege. 

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Here is one of the illustrations from the final children’s book. What is great about this Daniel and the Lion’s Den children’s book is that it actually covers some of the other parts of Daniel’s story as well, such as when he interprets the king’s dream. I’ll share a few more of the illustrations below…

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This is my wife’s favorite page- Daniel and the lion sleeping after he finds out that they won’t harm him. 

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I really enjoyed drawing the illustrations for this children’s book. I look forward to reading these to my nieces and nephews soon. And even more so, my wife and I look forward to reading them to our own children someday. 

Dan For Dinner Daniel and the Lion's Den Christian Children's Book End Papers Illustration

One other illustration I wanted to share was the endpapers. Sometimes they are forgotten, but end sheets, or end papers are the illustrations or patterns in the front inside cover and back inside cover. Having a little artwork on these pages can really add to the professionalism and give the book a nice feeling. Here I decided on drawing something a little humorous- Daniel being stuck under a sleeping lion. 

Side Note: I’ve left out the text on all these illustrations, because I wanted to encourage you to purchase a book for yourself. Not only will you be able to read the whole story, but you can also see the many other illustrations that I haven’t shared here. You can pre-order the book, along with the 3 others, here on Amazon: 

Dan For Dinner Daniel and the Lion's Den Christian Children's Book Cover Illustration

Just click on the cover illustration above! I appreciate all of your support. I know you’ll love the books. 

Contact James about My Project

 

 

And if you have written a children’s book and are looking for a great illustrator, feel free to contact me here. I would love to talk with you about your story and see how I can help create wonderful illustrations for you. I am happy to answer any questions you may have about the process. 

Oct
10

Custom Drawn Steampunk Cthulhu Foomi Vinyl

KidRobot Foomi Blank Vinyl Figurine

If I’m honest, I’ve had this KidRobot Foomi blank vinyl for a few years, I finally found time to draw something on it…

Steampunk Cthulhu with Goggles Custom Drawn KidRobot Foomi Munny Vinyl Character 1 front view

I created this guy! He’s a Dapper Steampunk Cthulhu!

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I had a lot of fun creating this character. I penciled it, then inked the lines with Sharpie. After that, I colored with markers and painted on a clear coat to protect from smudging. It’s not perfect, but it was fun! I look forward to making more! (I’ve got about 4-5 more Munny blank vinyls just waiting to be customized!)

 
Oct
9

Deer with Cactus Antlers

Deer with Cactus Antlers Hummingbirds Feeding Ink and Colored Pencil Sketch Drawing Illustration

Here’s an inked drawing of a deer with cactus antlers in my Travel Sketchbook. Thought it would be neat to give the deer a coloring reminiscent of a roadrunner. This fantasy cactus deer is the protector of the desert, and feeder of the hummingbirds. 

Sep
22

Cute Witch Drawing in Color

Cute Witch Character with Pet Jumping Spider Casting Spell Cartoon Colored Markers and Pen Illustration Sketch Drawing

I finished up my cute witch character that I had inked yesterday! Sketched, inked, and colored with markers by hand, then a few Photoshop touches to finish it off. I added a nice glow to the snake spell she is casting. And I love the turquoise I decided to color the jumping spider! It was nice to spend some time on a personal piece after I had finished out a crunch time of completing another children’s book for a client. 

Sep
21

Cute Witch Sketch

Cute Witch Girl Character with Pet Jumping Spider Casting a Spell Cartoon Pencil and Pen Sketch Drawing Illustration

Been busy illustrating children’s books, so haven’t had a chance to post anything lately. Here’s a cute witch casting a spell with her pet jumping spider! I had originally wanted to draw a really cute jumping spider, because they are my favorite, but didn’t want to draw him by himself, so I thought of making him the sidekick for a witch girl. You can see, she’s still practicing her spells, and is a little surprised by the fire snake she made. 🙂

I sketched this with col-erase pencil, then inked with black and red pens. I am hoping to color it soon!