I woke up Sunday morning to some really exciting news! I’ve been able to call myself an award winning web designer for some time, but now I can also tell ya that I’m an award winning illustrator to boot!
Throughout 2015, I created over 30 illustrations for Colorful Cities’ book Colorful Tokyo. That book has just won the Bronze in the Travel / Guidebook category for the 2016 Independent Publishers’ Award! You can see the full list of winners here.
It’s so validating as I bring focus to the illustration side of my career to get little signs here and there that I’m on the right path. Here’s a couple of my favorite pieces from the Colorful Tokyo book – you can grab a signed copy here.
I totally love this one because all of the folks eating have such fun slurpy expressions on their faces!
The art direction Colorful Cities gave me for this was to make sure the diaper was accurate, without showing toooooo much cheek if you get my drift.
The zooming motion of the train as it passes in front of Mount Fuji is pretty fun, right?
The intricate details of the imperial palace took quite a while to do, not to mention drawing each stone in the walls on the left side of the page! One cool thing about this coloring book was the opportunity to add cute characters here and there, like the little duck family swimming under the bridge.
This is one of my favorite illustrations from the award winning illustration project! These koinobori streamers, and all the little details that make them so much fun to color, were a total blast to draw.
So now that I’m an award winning illustrator, we should work together!
Whether you’ve got a need for editorial illustration, children’s book illustration, or something else, I want to hear from you!
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