Thursday, December 16, 2010

the illustrated love story of a boy and a whale

I present to you the cover of my first fully-illustrated children's book, "I Looove You, Whale!" by Derrick Brown! It's published by Write Fuzzy, the children's division of Write Bloody Publishing, and can be purchased here.
I do not yet own a physical copy, but I cannot wait to see the inside and will be sure to share some photos. I hand-painted the illustration for the cover, but did strictly line drawings for the interior, which were digitally colored by an amazing designer named Josh Grieve.  .
Josh sent me these a while back - these are the first two pages. They were my favorite to draw, and I'm madly in love with how he colored them. Everything has an antique-y, old-map type feel, which is exactly what I'd hoped for.
I hope you're all having a beautiful wintery week!
Lots of love,


Kelly said...

Wow, that looks great! Love your drawings.

Fritzi Marie said...

Oh my goodness Dear Amanda...I am so thrilled and happy for you. I can't wait to get a copy. So exciting. I LOVE the cover.

love love,

Kate said...

Congrats! It came out great!

lindsey said...

me, too - count me in on the love. you are extremely talented my dear and have this amazing future ahead of you! sending you snowy hugs. ;)


Peachy Cheek said...

That is amazing! Congrats!! I am very happy for you. You are so talented:) Love your blog!