Tuesday, January 24, 2006

BCF - Shulay’s Lilies


Very late entry to last week’s Blind Contour Friday, but I was away and nowhere near a scanner

5 Comments:

Blogger Susan said...

Julie,

Have you given some thought to
illustrating children's books ?

S kerrsive@yahoo.com

1/24/2006 11:45 PM  
Anonymous rachel said...

I agree with Susan. Your illustrations are lovely. But don't let the author get all the royalties.

1/25/2006 1:46 AM  
Anonymous Karen Winters said...

oooh very beautiful, and the soft colors just add to the effect!

1/25/2006 7:39 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

What gorgous lilies! Your blind contouring doesn't seem particularly blind - though it still has that wonderful lively quality!

1/25/2006 9:43 AM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Susan, as someone who earns my living from design plus a bit of illustration, of course I've considered children's book illustration. But it seems to me that to pursue that ambition I would have to develop one style and slavishly stick to it. I would also have to put a huge amount of effort into promoting that one style. Without doing that how would book publishers notice me when there are so many very talented people doing just that and chasing a a much smaller number of projects.
However if there are any publishers out there who've spotted something they like in my blog do feel free to contact me at (myfirstname)(at)(myfirstname)(mysecondname)(design)(dot)(com)

Yes Rachel if publishers want me to write the text, I'd have a go at that as well!

Thank you Karen

Caroline, I promise on this occasion the black lines were not a cheat. The colour was however added afterwards from memory with a Wacom pad.

1/25/2006 10:04 AM  

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