Second book for Australian Author

Julie Anne Ford has just published a second young children’s book entitled “Jack & His New Tool Kit”. It is a cute short story about an inventive little boy that gets a new tool kit and is off on adventures with it.

I used a bright and free kind of style with watercolor pencils and then finished up with regular “brush” watercolors. The main character is pursuing new ideas with his tools, he was a lot of fun. You can see a copy on Amazon at this link;

Jack & His New Tool Kit

If you like it please remember to leave her a good review.

Illustrations for an Australian Author

Julie Anne Ford has just published a young children’s book entitled “GABBY Loves to Talk”. It is a cute short story about a girl that talks and talks and talks….

I used a bright and free kind of style with watercolor pencils and then finished up with regular “brush” watercolors. The main character has red hair and lots to say, and she was a lot of fun to draw. You can see a copy on Amazon at this link;

Gabby Likes to Talk by Julie Anne Ford

If you like it please remember to leave her a good review.

What books have you done?

This is a question that I have gotten asked a lot. I have finally put a page on the website that shows the books I have had something to do with in my freelance career. My portion of the work involves typesetting and layout of manuscripts for TEACH Publishing Inc and others and that is ongoing. There are books, and book covers that I have illustrated. Some of these titles also had me do the graphic design,  as in typesetting layout. There are book covers I have only done the painting and the client did the type.

Now you can see where a lot of my work is and I am hoping you will click and visit where these titles are available. If you buy one let me know what you think of it okay? If you leave a positive review for the author you could always say the “artist” referred you and I get kudos for that.

Check the “book” page out here.

If you simply go to my artist website and use the  “ALL images” navigation link (top left side of page), the next window has a list of all the images on the site in alphabetical order. Look down that list and you will see “BOOKS” in all caps and that will take you to this amazing newly completed page. Enjoy!

Book layout and design

Just finished doing a text book design/layout for A. G. Sheikh, on the unfamiliar subject of, “Ladakh, Tibet and Central Asia”. The author is a wonderful man to talk with and strikes me as very kind soul. The layout of this book is colorful including many beautiful scenic views of the country and cultural artifacts. A must read, tabletop picture book with cultural information that will assist anyone anticipating a visit to the middle east. It should help to not appear so ignorant when you arrive.

Did not know this area of the world had so many cool landscape views and such rich heritage. I found myself reading simply out of interest as I worked on the layout. At first the word Ladakh, was just a word that was hard to spell, but now it is a land where spiritual and cultural histories astound the mind.

check it out on Amazon

Reflections on Ladakh, Tibet and Central Asia

Central Asia history text
Reflections of Ladakh, Tibet and Central Asia

taken from the Amazon.com description:

  1. A well researched book about the history and culture of Ladakh, written by one of Ladakh’s native and most prominent scholars. This book brings together 22 of his papers, originally published elsewhere, and dealing with topics as diverse as a new perspective on Ladakh’s history, and interactions with its neighbors, Islam in Ladakh and contemporary cultural manifestations. It provides a comprehensive overview of different facets of Ladakh’s rich cultural heritage, especially past historical, political and cultural linkages with neighboring countries.