My Children’s Book in 2018

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This year I took the plunge, and started illustrating my very first children’s book! I really had hoped that I could get the little book done by Christmas this year, but I guess I didn’t realize how much work a picture book could be! Hats off to all you illustrators out there! I’m very close to being done with my book, The Monster, but I’ve been busy with life and other things, so my book won’t get finished until sometime in 2018! 😉 thank you to my friends here on WordPress for your encouragement and interest in my projects! I’m sorry that I don’t have any new illustrations to show you. I decided I needed to stop before I gave the whole book away. Hehe! 😉  As some of you may know, I began this site as an illustration blog. Now I’m moving on as not just an illustrator, but, hopefully as a writer as well. If that’s God’s will for me anyways. 🙂 I’m really not successful at any of my ambitions at the present, but maybe someday! The two people in my life that I’m very proud to say are making finished products are my Dad, Mike Stinnett and sister,  Theresa. My dad is a full time walkingstick carver and has a YouTube channel called StinnettSticks. And my sister, writes Christian books. You can find her on Amazon.com! I’m so proud of both of them, and hope that I can make something that people enjoy too!
Thank you all for reading! Until next time, God Bless!

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Making Changes to Heather’s Studio

 

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I’m going to be making some changes to my blog. At first I had wanted to become a book illustrator and had gone through some  effort and expense to advertise myself as one. But as time goes on, I’m not sure if that’s what I really want to be. I’m not saying that I would never illustrate someone’s book, but perhaps I will slow down on the advertising and just pursue my own projects that I want to get done, that otherwise I may not have time for if I do projects for other people.

I’m going to concentrate a little more on my other art and becoming an author. I’m hoping to finish my Monster book, and later start on some graphic novels and animations.

So I’ll be turning my blog into a book and art blog, and get rid of the illustration services for now.

Thanks for keeping up with my journey. My next step is to become a children’s book author and graphic novelist and perhaps create small animations.

It will be a while before I’m able to make these changes, but I hope to make them soon! And when I do, I hope you’ll visit my blog and see what new! So stay tuned! I’ll keep ya up to date on its progress. 😉

Heather

The Monster~ Childiren’s Book Illustration #12

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I wanted to share with you all, my latest illustration in my developing children’s book, The Monster. I still have quite a few illustrations to go!  This will be a two page spread. I’m hoping to get it finished later this year.  If I can’t get it traditionally published, then, Lord willing, I’ll get it self published.

If you would like to be notified of its release, send me a note, or a comment and give me your email and I’ll be happy to put you on my mailing list!

This illustrated children’s book will be about a monster named Greed. For ages 5 and up.

Thanks for looking!

Heather

 

I’m preparing to go to an art show around the end of this month. I’ll be advertising my illustrative services while I’m there and hope to be handing out my brochures to  authors.

My smuged face may look disturbing…but I wasn’t sure if I was ready to show my self to the world just yet. 😉

This is an estimated price list and example sheet.

Our comunity art show is unique as it lets authors have a book signing. My sister, Theresa, will also be there with her novels and children’s books! The art show is a lot of fun to go to and is shown at our beautiful airport. 

I tried to make an epic banner that  I can place at my table! I drew a new firefly design which I’m very happy with!

Thank you for checking out my post!

If you have any questions regarding my art or illustrative services please don’t hesitate to ask.

Heather

Riding in Space~ Digital Illustration

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I had a lot of fun creating this picture. I loved trying to decide what a girl from the future might wear. I wish I could be a fashion designer sometimes! I also enjoyed making the planet and got to use some of my digital splatter brushes. I’ve always loved space age stuff since I was a kid!

This picture is based off of a story idea my sister and I came up with years ago. Maybe one day I can get all of these stories that I want to do so badly written and finally illustrated! But its so hard to find the time! Any ways… I started this picture with a sketch and colored it digitally on my Clip Studio program.

Thanks for looking! Wishing everyone a fantastic Spring!

Heather

‘What is Love?’ Digital Illustration

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‘What is Love’  is a song that my sister, Theresa made. It’s quite a lovely song! I hope she’ll publish it one day. It was inspired by a story that we wanted to create.

I started with a pencil sketch of this picture and colored it entirely through digital media.

Please feel free to contact me for any questions regarding my art or illustrative services. Thank you!

The Monster~ Summer Butterflies~ Children’s Book Illustration

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Here is my latest illustration for my picture book, The Monster. I left extra room at the top for my text that I will place in the finished book.

I’m hoping to get as much of this book finished  as I can before the Community Art Show this year.

Thanks for reading!

Heather

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My New Toy! Rebelle Program, on Sale!

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I sketched out this picture last night using a program called, Rebelle.  It’s on sale till March at a very good price! It’s usually $60 but is on sale for $19! Why I got this program is because the digital brushes act and look so real! I’m very happy with my purchase so far! If you would like to look into purchasing this program then click here: http://marketing.smithmicro.com/rebelle-the-real-media-paint-software-only-20?ecid=ACsprvs7yx8bL4XOXgDNMYO2FRvn2OrFaA_9wS3cOWikrYA7NsBJ5gxAbBxlBvfauWA0zNFich0r&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_d-jnlpnR2OCnicTdeO3wxHDekgm6NPrE_YMxftkvr-PJyOxWelX1_yMZ6xDGGU41Q9iiDpAc3u3e4rypYtpjPAZ-KlrHY2x_Zd2JBHP6fpitSR74&_hsmi=43102819

Anyways…just thought that I would share. If you’ve used Rebelle before, let me know what you think of it in the comments below.

Have a great day!

Heather

Sweet Philosophy ~ Kitchen Quote

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Sweet Philosophy~ Original Kitchen Quote by Heather Stinnett all rights reserved.

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I had a lot of fun creating this kitchen quote! My sister helped me with deciding the layout for the picture.

I was inspired to write this through a funny experience I had while baking cookies. My first batch was flat. Then I added more flour. The second batch was too crunchy( because I left them in the oven for too long) but my last batches were just right! by adding more flour to the mixture and keeping a close eye on the oven time. 😉 After my experience, these words just started popping and working inside of my head. I texted it to my family and they loved it! So I thought that I would turn it into a sign. 😀

This image is available as many different merchandise and can be licensed for use! Please check out my links above!

Thanks for looking!

Heather

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I Won a Book Give Away! The Peddler’s Bed.

I was so excited to win Lauri Fortino’s Book, The Peddler’s Bed! I never win anything so I was very surprised when I saw my name posted as the winner! It’s a very cute story!  As a book illustrator I really appreciated the vibrant and charming illustrations inside!

It’s such a neat feeling to have an author sign your book!

I loved the  illustrations by Bong Redila. His style is very charming!

Thank you, Lauri for giving me your delightful picture book! I will cherish it!

Please head on over to Lauri’s blog at: https://frogonablog.net/  and check out her site.

Thank you all for reading! I’m sorry that its been so long since I’ve posted anything!

I’ve been busy lately, but I’ll try to get something out soon!

Wishing everybody a lovely day!

Heather