What other things have been happening recently? Well, I am delighted that the greeting card company who asked me for 8 Christmas card designs have approved all 8 designs without any changes. Now I can start the real illustrations for those designs, which is the part I enjoy most. Whilst working them for real, you see them grow and become more and more alive with pencil shading and watercolours.
I am still working on 2 fun children's books full of humour with David and am hoping to put in quite a few hours to the illustrations for those next week. And I am writing a book for older children, based on stories told by my mother and grandmothers when I was little, about their experiences during WWII. The book will be from a child's point of view and knits together events and stories from both sides of my family into one story. Although all individuals in the book are fictional, the stories are based on real life events.
Next to the range of Uncle Horace Greeting cards, I have started designing a little gift book using the Old Uncle Horace Cartoons. It will be "Old Uncle Horace's book of Great Friendships" and another one called "Old Uncle Horace's book of healthy living and fun". Still quite a bit to be done on those, but it is starting to take shape. To give you an idea of the type of cartoons for the gift book, here two samples:
(to see a full high res version of the cartoons, just click on the images)
I hope you enjoyed the video we made about Fierce Grey Mouse and am looking forward to seeing you in the next blog post! Till then: "Take care!"