Before Ronnie started the Herman Agency in 1999, she was the art director at Random House and then at Penguin where she was art director, Associate Publisher and VP (before the two companies merged) for a total of almost 20 years.
Here is Ronnie discussing Patricia Pinsk’s submission:
I imagine these two images are illustrating Jack be quick and Jack jumps over the candle stick, as Jack runs away from a rat in hot pursuit. Good consistency of characters and good story telling telling–both necessary for illustrating picture books. This technique of combining traditional drawing and painting and manipulating the art digitally, perhaps even adding a photograph (the sweat and?) is very effective with an interesting. original looking Jack who has a lot of character looking a little like the Cat in the Hat.. There is good movement and strong colors in both pieces.
The addition of some loose black line squiggles and the waving grasses add interesting texture to the art, spontaneity and movement as well. I also like the perspectives with our focus on Jack who is running towards us and up close and cropped as though he is ready to run right off the page.
My children’s and editorial illustrations are multi-media work that are primarily in watercolour, ink, digital photography, coloured pencil and collage. I enjoy the creative process of working traditionally (e.g. drawing, painting) and then further developing an image digitally. Through the digital process I add multiple layers of texture, colour and photography, and then flatten it all into one final image.
I hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Vancouver’s Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (now called Emily Carr University of Art and Design), as well as a Certificate in New Media from Vancouver Film School. I have studied at Pilchuck Glass School (WA, USA), as well as numerous other art workshops in Canada and the USA.
HERE IS HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
If you do not have an agent and would like to be featured and hear what is working or how it could be tweaked to help you sell your work, then please send Two SEQUENTIAL illustrations (Two with the SAME “story/characters”) to:
Kathy.temean (at) gmail.com. Illustrations should be at least 500 pixels wide. Please put ILLUSTRATOR PORTFOLIO in the subject area and include a blurb about yourself that I can use to introduce you to everyone.
Each Sunday one illustrator will be chosen.
CALL FOR ILLUSTRATORS: Remember I’m always looking for illustrations I can use with articles I post. Send to: Kathy.temean (at) gmail.com. Put ILLUSTRATION FOR BLOG in the subject area. Remember all illustration need to be 500 pixels wide. Include a blurb about yourself, too.