Okie Dokie! (new paintings! july9)

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Okie Dokie! (new paintings! july9)

Post by RentAHero » Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:54 pm

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Dear Flight crew,
Okie Dokie is a little green man from outer space! He is new to Earth and needs your help! Won’t you help him learn to count, read, and color? Okie Dokie!

Children's book (baby) pitch. I am currently looking for representation and help getting into this bussiness! Its tough! Thanks everyone!
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Post by Roseparchment » Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:55 pm

that is SO CUTE!!! i read to little kids at the local library, and this seems like it would be perfect for them. good luck with the publishing!

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Post by Biocreep » Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:10 am

that skillet is great!

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Post by catia » Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:42 am

this will definetly appeal to the kids' market. If you are looking for representation and an opportunity to pitch your idea, there's a great conference for children's book illustrators and writers coming up through SCBWI (society of children's book writers and illustrators) in L.A.
The website also has general know how to the children's book industry and it's worth taking a look! Here's a link to their website:

http://www.scbwi.org

Good luck with it! :D

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Post by ethan » Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:22 pm

That's awesome. I don't know why but I really like the simplicity of those dot-faces, and things of that nature. Also, eggs, now I'm hungry. Your colors are astounding.

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Post by Blom » Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:19 pm

One word come to my mind when I see them, and that is : JOY! :D

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Post by Reagan » Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:26 pm

GREAT stuff. Doing ultra-simplified illustration like this is extremely challenging. Anyone who can do it and do it good as you is super skilled in my books.

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Post by SilentBat » Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:36 pm

Those last two made me really hungry ... Hmmm donut!

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Post by io » Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:20 am

This stuff is great!

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Post by daryl » Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:28 am

cute. VERY cute indeed. :P

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Post by RentAHero » Thu Jun 29, 2006 5:51 pm

Thank you everyone for the kind words!

Catia – I’ve heard of them before and for someone like me who doesn’t live anywhere near LA (I’m in Chicago) I would defiantly be interesting in joining! However, I’m afraid at this point I cannot spring that kind of membership fee! I need to save my pennies for expensive watercolor paper! Perhaps once I’m a little near finished I’ll be singing a different tune!

Reagan – I’m so happy you understand how challenging this is. Just by making one of those paintings I can safely say at least 10-20 more paintings exists before it. Example, it took me 12 times to get the eggs right, and 20 to get the dounuts. Even a small painting like that will take me days to break it down and find the right formula with my brush and pigment. The best part is after all that is said and done, once I discover the right route, the painting I really enjoy and scan worthy takes no more than 10 mins to paint. I try to pride myself in finding the freshest look much like calligraphy brush masters. Which of course comes with a whole lot of crying and frustration!

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Post by almo » Thu Jun 29, 2006 5:56 pm

All that hard work paid off! They all look great! I especially like the first one of the ship over the houses and the skillet.

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Post by RentAHero » Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:33 am

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Think Okie, think!

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Grandpa's faithful wisdom is always ready to steer Okie Dokie in the right direction!

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