Hello everyone I hope that you all are enjoying Spring!
Today I have a nice announcement to do…
time has arrived and today I am very happy to post again about one of my latest collaboration and special commission done during the past months. This has been a great and interesting project that I have been working on!
During last Summer I was contacted by British Author MJ Mallon for the creation of some character illustrations for her new book. We have had a wonderful collaboration developed in the coming soon publication of the book in paperback edition, including my character illustrations. MJ Mallon is a novel’s writer and a dear friend in our Blog-World Community. To get to know more about her, please visit her Blog at MJ Mallon Author!
Today is also the start of MJ blog tour for the release of her paperback – The Curse of Time Book One Bloodstone. There will be a celebration on her blog, everyone is invited!
This post is the first stop on the #ABRSC tour, other blogs will follow in the next coming days.
The beautiful book is a fantasy novel for young adults, inspired by supernatural, magic and paranormal. Many themes are touched into the intriguing and captivating story of Amelina Scott, a fifteen years old girl that lives in Cambridge, England. With some magic help, Amelina discovers the truth of a shocking curse that destroyed her family happiness. If you like magic and supernatural you would love this novel. This is the first book and according to author MJ Mallon it would be a sequel and so a series.
The title is “The Curse Of Time” #1 Bloodstone first published as Kindle Edition “Not Illustrated” launched August 2017.
Today I am very happy to announce that the book would be released soon in paperback edition during April 2018. I have created the Illustrations of two characters “Esme and the Creature Eruterac” I loved to create these watercolor paintings as portraits of the intriguing characters, MJ described them to me so well that I was able to bring them alive on paper. I am so honored and very happy that my illustrations are included in black and white into the paperback edition, it is a great accomplishment and means a lot to me. This year you will see other great collaborations and very interesting projects that I am working on. Keep following!
I have previously wrote another post where I explain most of the behind the scene about the start of this project and details about my creation of the character’s portrait, if you’re a new follower or if you have missed it, you can read my post dedicated to the character Esme: New Release: Esme – Bringing alive a character with a painting! Collaboration with Author MJ Mallon
you can also read MJ Mallon post about our collaboration and my illustration for the character the Creature :
Isn’t it beautiful to see the portraits published? I love them! MJ was so kind to send me a preview copy of the paperback and everything looks great!
I have created the watercolor painting for two characters “Esme” the girl trapped in the mirror and ” The Creature” a scary entity and creepy guardian.
I want to give a special thanks to MJ Mallon for loving my art and for thinking of me for this project and great collaboration, hopefully we can collaborate again in the future. Thank you so much Marjorie!
*** Paperback Release date is April 2nd and can be purchased on Amazon
Paintings Release: The images of my paintings are included inside the paperback book in black and white. If you are interested you can purchase the color version available in two sizes as “Limited Edition Fine Art Print” only #20 Prints for each character are available for fans and collectors. Fine art prints include a certificate of authenticity, are numbered and hand signed by me!
If you like one for yourself or for a wonderful gift, prints are beautiful almost like the original paintings! You can fully support my Art with your purchases for the character “Esme” visit my Etsy Shop
***If you’re interested in a Fine Art Print of “The Creature” please order here on the Blog at Shop My Art Prints
Artist details about the Original Paintings:
My watercolor is outlined with black, white and brown ink pens. Gold pen Gelly Roll by Sakura. I used French Artists Watercolors Sennelier l’Aguarelle, Ink pens used COPIC Multiliner Black ink #03 and 05 . A Alvin Draft/Matic Pencil #03 Limited Edition Pink Mab Graves. Pentel Aqua Brushes – I painted on Bee Paper for watercolor 140lb, 100% cotton, cold pressed, size 6×9 inches .
If you like my Art and would like to have a Custom Painting or Illustration from me, I am open to commission work if you have an idea
just Contact me and we can talk about it! 🙂
You can see more of my Paintings visiting my GALLERY there are several Galleries find them in the drop down menu under Watercolors.
All my watercolor paintings are available for Pre-Order in Limited Edition Fine Art Prints!
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“What makes me happy is to give happiness and inspire people through my Art, give feelings to the heart and deep to the soul!” – CR
I hope that you enjoyed this post and suggest you to read the book!
Wish you all a great week!
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