Saturday, December 24, 2011

Gwen Connolley - Festive

© Gwen Connolley
Wishing you a holiday that is 
full of life, aglow with joy,
warmed by love, blanketed in peace.
Gwen Connolley
www.gwenconnolley.com

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Festive: Diana Ting Delosh

BEARY CHRISTMAS
Here's to all the season's festivites!


Brown Bear's Christmas Wreath
ink & watercolor hint of photoshop
© Diana Ting Delosh

DianaDelosh.com
dtdelosh.blogspot.com
arthareswares.blogspot.com

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Diana Ting Delosh - ANTICIPATION!

Anticipation!
© Diana Ting Delosh
Ink and Watercolor


Kitten can't wait for the cupcakes to finish baking.  Exactly how Diana feels when she's working on a project. She can't wait for it to be Baked. She can see the finished project in her mind. It's just a matter of the reality matching up with the dream. Will the finished art fall flat or rise to the occasion. 

ANTICIPATION is an illustration from her latest picture book dummy M-M-M-M CUPCAKES! You can read about it on her blog at dtdelosh.blogspot.com You can also find more Yummy art on her portfolio at dianadelosh.com

Monday, October 31, 2011

Aesop's Fables - Doris Ettlinger

AESOP
© DORIS ETTLINGER
Watercolor with a hint of Photoshop
www.dorisettlinger.com

The above is a page from the CBIG AESOP'S FABLES Illustration Catalog. The PDF may now be downloaded from our website,  www.cbig-nyc.com or click HERE to go directly to the page. All 26 participating member illustrations will be posted on this blog during the months of September and October 2011 in the order that they appear in the catalog.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Aesop's Fables - Beth Bogert

THE OWL AND THE GRASSHOPPER
© BETH BOGERT
Mixed Media
bethbogert.com

The above is a page from the CBIG AESOP'S FABLES Illustration Catalog. The PDF may now be downloaded from our website,  www.cbig-nyc.com or click HERE to go directly to the page. All 26 participating member illustrations will be posted on this blog during the months of September and October 2011 in the order that they appear in the catalog.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Aesop's Fables - Roberta Rivera

THE CROW, THE FOX AND THE CHEESE
© ROBERTA M. RIVERA
Coffee, Watercolor, Gouache, Ink and Photoshop (scanning, cutting and pasting)


http://roberta-rmriveraillustrator.blogspot.com/
http://www.rmrivera.com/Hal.html
www.rmrivera.com

The above is a page from the CBIG AESOP'S FABLES Illustration Catalog. The PDF may now be downloaded from our website,  www.cbig-nyc.com or click HERE to go directly to the page. All 26 participating member illustrations will be posted on this blog during the months of September and October 2011 in the order that they appear in the catalog.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Aesop's Fables -jada

THE LION AND THE MOUSE
© jada rowland
Oil on Paper

The above is a page from the CBIG AESOP'S FABLES Illustration Catalog. The PDF may now be downloaded from our website,  www.cbig-nyc.com or click HERE to go directly to the page. All 26 participating member illustrations will be posted on this blog during the months of September and October 2011 in the order that they appear in the catalog.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Aesop's Fables - Lisa Falkenstern

THE GOOSE THAT LAID THE GOLDEN EGG
© LISA FALKENSTERN
Oil
www.lisafalkenstern.com
www.directoryofillustration.com/ArtistPortfolioThumbs.aspx?AID=903
picture-book.com/users/lisafalk-0 
www.childrensillustrators.com/lisafalk


 Lisa Falkenstern is a professional illustrator.  She has won a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators and is in their permanent collection.   She has been in the Society of Illustrators Annual, CA Annual and in the book The Best Two Hundred Illustrators Worldwide.  She illustrated The Busy Tree (Marshall Cavendish), My Very Own Pirate Tale (I see Me)and her own children’s book, A Dragon Moves In (Marshall Cavendish),  will be out in the fall 2011 (Marshall Cavendish).


The above is a page from the CBIG AESOP'S FABLES Illustration Catalog. The PDF may now be downloaded from our website,  www.cbig-nyc.com or click HERE to go directly to the page. All 26 participating member illustrations will be posted on this blog during the months of September and October 2011 in the order that they appear in the catalog.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Lion And The Mouse


THE LION AND THE MOUSE
© Donna Miskend
Gouache/digital
The mouse repays the lion for sparing his life by helping to set him free.

Donna Miskend is a multi-disciplined artist based in New York. She is currently working on writing and illustrating books for children. She loves food, travel, animals and a good story. Donna's fine art and photography is exhibited throughout the U.S., and her textile designs are produced by major apparel companies. Professional memberships include SCBWI and CBIG as an author /illustrator.

Aesop's Fables - Karen Romagna

THE FOX AND THE CROW
Down dropped the cheese and the wily fox snatched it.
© Karen Romagna
Watercolor and pencil
www.karenromagna.com


Karen is an author/illustrator of picture books.  She is currently working on a picture book, The Yellow Ribbon.  It is a story about a young girl waiting for spring and the homecoming of her dad.  Karen's illustrations are done primarily in oil and watercolor.  Her studio is in Hunterdon County, New Jersey where she lives with her husband and two sons.


The above is a page from the CBIG AESOP'S FABLES Illustration Catalog. The PDF may now be downloaded from our website,  www.cbig-nyc.com or click HERE to go directly to the page. All 26 participating member illustrations will be posted on this blog during the months of September and October 2011 in the order that they appear in the catalog.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Aesop's Fables - Jennifer J. Merz

THE LION AND THE MOUSE
© JENNIFER J. MERZ
Torn Paper Collage
www.jennifermerz.com


Jennifer Merz enjoys creating collage illustrations from special papers, fabrics and trims. Her process begins with "sketches" torn from brown paper and develops into intricate, full-color art. She delights in designing colorful pictures that capture the energy and imagination of childhood.

Jennifer has been published by Dutton and Clarion, and received the IRA/CBC Children’s Choice Award for her first picture book, That Dancin’ Dolly.


The above is a page from the CBIG AESOP'S FABLES Illustration Catalog. The PDF may now be downloaded from our website,  www.cbig-nyc.com or click HERE to go directly to the page. All 26 participating member illustrations will be posted on this blog during the months of September and October 2011 in the order that they appear in the catalog.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Aesop's Fables - Tatyana Starikova

THE FOX AND THE STORK
© TATYANA STARIKOVA
Digital

The above is a page from the CBIG AESOP'S FABLES Illustration Catalog. The PDF may now be downloaded from our website,  www.cbig-nyc.com or click HERE to go directly to the page. All 26 participating member illustrations will be posted on this blog during the months of September and October 2011 in the order that they appear in the catalog.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Aesop's Fables - Leeza Hernandez

THE CROW AND THE PITCHER
© LEEZA HERNANDEZ
Mixed Media
www.leezaworks.com

Leeza resides in Central New Jersey, where she's currently illustrating an upcoming book (Clarion) that contains a little girl frolicking in a tutu, a new baby brother and a watermelon!

The above is a page from the CBIG AESOP'S FABLES Illustration Catalog. The PDF may now be downloaded from our website,  www.cbig-nyc.com or click HERE to go directly to the page. All 26 participating member illustrations will be posted on this blog during the months of September and October 2011 in the order that they appear in the catalog.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Aesop's Fables - H. R. Karpes

THE FOX AND THE MOSQUITOES
© H.R. KARPES
Watercolor with Pen and Ink.
CBIG Profile


H R Karpes writes and illustrates children's stories to amuse and support little lives finding their way in a big world. Water color with pen and ink drawings whimsically portray a bevy of animal characters whose antics and attitudes relate to real-life situations children may encounter. And happy endings rule the day.

The above is a page from the CBIG AESOP'S FABLES Illustration Catalog. The PDF may now be downloaded from our website,  www.cbig-nyc.com or click HERE to go directly to the page. All 26 participating member illustrations will be posted on this blog during the months of September and October 2011 in the order that they appear in the catalog.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Aesop's Fables - Vicky Rubin

THE BALD MAN AND THE FLY
© Vicky Rubin
Digital

Vicky agrees with the bald man that sometimes it's best to pay no mind to small troubles. When not playing with her pet ant, she writes and illustrates.

The above is a page from the CBIG AESOP'S FABLES Illustration Catalog. The PDF may now be downloaded from our website,  www.cbig-nyc.com or click HERE to go directly to the page. All 26 participating member illustrations will be posted on this blog during the months of September and October 2011 in the order that they appear in the catalog.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Aesop's Fables - Teresa Tyler

THE FOX AND THE LION
Can't Fool Fox
© Teresa Tyler

The above is a page from the CBIG AESOP'S FABLES Illustration Catalog. The PDF may now be downloaded from our website,  www.cbig-nyc.com or click HERE to go directly to the page. All 26 participating member illustrations will be posted on this blog during the months of September and October 2011 in the order that they appear in the catalog.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Aesop's Fables - Barbara Mason Rast

THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF
© Barbara Mason Rast
Oils

The above is a page from the CBIG AESOP'S FABLES Illustration Catalog. The PDF may now be downloaded from our website,  www.cbig-nyc.com or click HERE to go directly to the page. All 26 participating member illustrations will be posted on this blog during the months of September and October 2011 in the order that they appear in the catalog.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Aesop's Fables - Deborah Cuneo

THE PORCUPINE AND THE SNAKE
© DEBORAH CUNEO
ACRYLIC/COLORED PENCIL

The above is a page from the CBIG AESOP'S FABLES Illustration Catalog. The PDF may now be downloaded from our website,  www.cbig-nyc.com or click HERE to go directly to the page. All 26 participating member illustrations will be posted on this blog during the months of September and October 2011 in the order that they appear in the catalog.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Gunther ~ Ginger Nielson

Although I have illustrated many books, this picture book is the first for me as both author and illustrator.
Gunther the Underwater Elephant has been a long time coming.  The first paintings were done when my children were all at home and in school. They are all now married and we have two little grandchildren to add to the family.

I think the long years in between Gunther's beginning, the rejections,suggestions, edits, and the final manuscript and illustrations for his book were worth the wait.  I hope many will enjoy the story of a little elephant who becomes an unintentional explorer and a hero as well.

The book is available on Amazon.com, at the 4RV Publishing LLC site, and at any and all bookstores for the asking. The ISBN is helpful for the bookstore: 978-0-9832740-2-5

Aesop's Fables - Wallace West

THE FOX AND THE STORK
© Wallace West
Watercolor, Ink, Pencil and Digital
SCBWI Profile: http://www.scbwi.org/MemberProfile.aspx?u=2956199796325849

Wallace West enthusiastically combines his multicultural exposure with formal training from Parsons School of Design in Paris and the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, giving his images a feeling of fine art with a universal and comical approachability.

The above is a page from the CBIG AESOP'S FABLES Illustration Catalog. The PDF may now be downloaded from our website,  www.cbig-nyc.com or click HERE to go directly to the page. All 26 participating member illustrations will be posted on this blog during the months of September and October 2011 in the order that they appear in the catalog.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Aesop's Fables - Penny Weber

JUNO AND THE PEACOCK
© Penny Weber
Acrylic and Collage

The above is a page from the CBIG AESOP'S FABLES Illustration Catalog. The PDF may now be downloaded from our website,  www.cbig-nyc.com or click HERE to go directly to the page. All 26 participating member illustrations will be posted on this blog during the months of September and October 2011 in the order that they appear in the catalog.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Aesop's Fables - Diana Ting Delosh

THE FOX AND THE CROW
© Diana Ting Delosh
Ink, Watercolor and Photoshop

In some versions of the fable the coveted yummy is specified as cheese in others it's just referred to as a nondescript delicious morsel. Personally, a Rainbow Cookie is worth more effort over any old piece of cheese.Unless of course, if it's brie on lovely french baguette.

The above is a page from the CBIG AESOP'S FABLES Illustration Catalog. The PDF may now be downloaded from our website,  www.cbig-nyc.com or click HERE to go directly to the page. All 26 participating member illustrations will be posted on this blog during the months of September and October 2011 in the order that they appear in the catalog.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Aesop's Fables - Marilyn Papas

THE FOX AND THE LEOPARD
The Fox and the Leopard Compare Coats
© Marilyn Papas
Watercolor, Markers and Color Pencils

Marilyn Papas is an illustrator/designer who works in gouache, watercolors and pen and ink.  She is a Parsons the New School for Design graduate and has been an artist-educator in Brookline, MA., in addition to a stationery design staff position at Tiffany & Co., NYC.   She has illustrated articles in magazines and newspapers in both  Amherst and Boston, MA.  Also, Marilyn illustrated a babysitting manual for teens for William Morrow and Company,NYC; a pop up children's Christmas book for Banner Press, NYC; and several cookbook interior spots and full color covers for Van Nostrand Reinhold, NYC.   A  member of SCBWI and CBIG,  Marilyn has interests in food illustration, history, costumes, writing and humor.

The above is a page from the CBIG AESOP'S FABLES Illustration Catalog. The PDF may now be downloaded from our website,  www.cbig-nyc.com or click HERE to go directly to the page. All 26 participating member illustrations will be posted on this blog during the months of September and October 2011 in the order that they appear in the catalog.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Aesop's Fables - Laura Goetz

THE LION AND THE MOUSE
© Laura Goetz
Watercolor on Arches Paper

The above is a page from the CBIG AESOP'S FABLES Illustration Catalog. The PDF may now be downloaded from our website,  www.cbig-nyc.com or click HERE to go directly to the page. All 26 participating member illustrations will be posted on this blog during the months of September and October 2011 in the order that they appear in the catalog.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Aesop's Fables - Sawaka Norii

THE FOX AND THE GRAPES
© Sawaka Norii
Oil on Paper

The above is a page from the CBIG AESOP'S FABLES Illustration Catalog. The PDF may now be downloaded from our website,  www.cbig-nyc.com or click HERE to go directly to the page. All 26 participating member illustrations will be posted on this blog during the months of September and October 2011 in the order that they appear in the catalog.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Aesop's Fables - Lisa Cinelli

THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF
© Lisa Cinelli
Bamboo Skewer and Ink
www.lisacinelli.com

The above is a page from the CBIG AESOP'S FABLES Illustration Catalog. The PDF may now be downloaded from our website,  www.cbig-nyc.com or click HERE to go directly to the page. All 26 participating member illustrations will be posted on this blog during the months of September and October 2011 in the order that they appear in the catalog.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Aesop's Fables - Gwen Connolley

THE DOVE AND THE BEE
Small friends may prove great friends.
© Gwen Connolley
Watercolor

The above is a page from the CBIG AESOP'S FABLES Illustration Catalog. The PDF may now be downloaded from our website,  www.cbig-nyc.com or click HERE to go directly to the page. All 26 participating member illustrations will be posted on this blog during the months of September and October 2011 in the order that they appear in the catalog.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Aesop's Fables - Donna Miskend

THE FOX AND THE GRAPES
© Donna Miskend
Watercolor, Micron Pen, Computer Type on Arches Watercolor Paper


Donna Miskend is a multi-disciplined artist based in New York. She is currently working on writing and illustrating books for children. She loves food, travel, animals and a good story. Donna's fine art and photography is exhibited throughout the U.S., and her textile designs are produced by major apparel companies. Professional memberships include SCBWI and CBIG as an author /illustrator.

The above is a page from the CBIG AESOP'S FABLES Illustration Catalog. The PDF may now be downloaded from our website,  www.cbig-nyc.com or click HERE to go directly to the page. All 26 participating member illustrations will be posted on this blog during the months of September and October 2011 in the order that they appear in the catalog.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Aesop's Fables - Carrie Eko-Burgess

THE DOG AND THE OYSTER
© Carie Eko-Burgess
Digital

The above is a page from the CBIG AESOP'S FABLES Illustration Catalog. The PDF may now be downloaded from our website,  www.cbig-nyc.com or click HERE to go directly to the page. All 26 participating member illustrations will be posted on this blog during the months of September and October 2011 in the order that they appear in the catalog.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Aesop's Fables - Mark A. Hicks

THE QUACK FROG
© Mark A. Hicks
Watercolor/Mixed Media on Illustration Board

The above is a page from the CBIG AESOP'S FABLES Illustration Catalog. The PDF may now be downloaded from our website,  www.cbig-nyc.com or click HERE to go directly to the page. All 26 participating member illustrations will be posted on this blog during the months of September and October 2011 in the order that they appear in the catalog.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Aesop's Fables - Ginger Nielson

THE FOX AND THE GRAPES
© Ginger Nielson
Digital Paint

 I am a full time children's book illustrator and author. My home and studio sit at the top of a hill, near the edge of a forest in semi rural New Hampshire. There is a magic wand on my desk and a dragon in my basement. Everything else is nearly normal. 

The above is a page from the CBIG AESOP'S FABLES Illustration Catalog. The PDF may now be downloaded from our website,  www.cbig-nyc.com or click HERE to go directly to the page. All 26 participating member illustrations will be posted on this blog during the months of September and October 2011 in the order that they appear in the catalog.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

AESOP'S FABLES Illustration Catalog

CBIG is proud to show off our 2011 Illustration Catalog, AESOP'S FABLES. Featuring the talents of 26 participating members, listed below in alphabetical order.

Beth BogertLisa CinelliGwen ConnolleyDeborah CuneoDiana Ting DeloshCarrie Eko-BurgessDoris EttlingerLisa FalkensternLaura GoetzLeeza HernandezMark A. HicksJadaH. R. KarpesJennifer MerzDonna MiskendGinger NielsonSawaka NoriiMarilyn PapasBabara Mason RastRoberta M. RiveraKaren RomagnaVicky RubinTatyana StarikovaTeresa TylerPenny WeberWallace West

The PDF of the CBIG AESOP'S FABLES Illustration Catalog may now be viewed at our website,  www.cbig-nyc.com or click HERE to go directly to the page. All 26 illustrations will be posted on this blog during the months of September and October 2011 in the order that they appear in the catalog.

For more info about CBIG or to discover all our members, please visit our website at: www.cbig-nyc.com

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Happy -Diana Ting Delosh


Bunny Dance
© Diana Ting Delosh
Ink & watercolor.

Bunnies doing the Happy Dance.
Why, you may ask but they may not say.

To find out more about the illustrator please see her website or her blog.

Happy - Deborah Cuneo

Happy to find a friend!
Acrylic
©2011 Deborah Cuneo
http://deborahcuneo.blogspot.com

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Happy - Stephanie Ruble

I recently finished this piece for my new portfolio. It’s from a sketch I did last year of a witch girl and her puppy. They’re both happy because it’s the puppy’s first broom ride. Not only is he managing to hold on, he’s also loving every minute of the ride. It’s even better than being in the car because he doesn’t have to stick his head out a window to get air.

I also have a black and white version.

Please visit my website, sruble.com, to learn more about my art and writing projects.

p.s. Halloween is only 77 days away :D

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Happy - Ginger Nielson

I am so happy to share the news that my first book as author illustrator will be out this September... around the 15th I am told.  Gunther the Underwater Elephant   has been a long, long, long time in coming.
Once the book is released I will be able to share more.  Gunther looks HAPPY too!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Betsy Franco Feeney: Read NY Examiner Article about my new book!



There is a great article in the NY Examiner about my new book with Christine Lavin, HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA. It's all about a cleaner, safer environment for our future and helping wildlife along the way.
Please consider pre-ordering this important book (by a $25 pledge). That way, you will be helping to get HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA into schools and libraries across the country. The deadline is fast approaching and if we do not get an additional $3,000+ in pledges, this book will not get published. THANK YOU!


Thursday, July 28, 2011

W.I.P. Cupcakes- Diana Ting Delosh

M-M-M-M CUPCAKES!
Ink & Watercolor
© Diana Ting Delosh

Here's a piece from my picture book dummy project. Still have lot's to do before it's ready for submission but I thought I'd give you all a peek.


Monday, June 13, 2011

DAD - Ginger Nielson


Sometimes Dads have to give a gentle correction *:)  But the best dads always find a way to make the lesson a positive one.  I think these two will have a nice game after the damage is fixed.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Mom! Diana Ting Delosh

MOTHER HARE & FERN, PAINTING IN THE GARDEN
© Diana Ting Delosh
ink & watercolor

The mother hare character is based on my mom. The garden backdrop is inspired by my mom's garden too.