Bursting with excitement! I am going be working on my first picture book I WROTE and illustrated with Sleeping Bear Press! It was a long journey: from creating the characters as portfolio samples about 5 years ago, to finding my hard-working agent who believed that I was much more than just an illustrator and who dedicated his time and knowledge to my work and convinced me that I am a writer and I have stories to tell, to working on endless revisions and dummy books to finally this opportunity to make the story into a real book!
Exciting day - rushing to ship last minute holiday orders to the customer. Paintings for the prints done on location in Quebec City in 2010. I blended into the landscape so perfectly, tourists thought I was a local. Many more options at:www.etsy.com/shop/KatiaWish
Most of the heavy lifting for SNOWMAN story is hopefully done. I have gone though many revisions with the invaluable help and guidance from my agent and few other critique partners (you know who you are - thank you!).
Now it's time to draw the scene from a million different angles. This little 3D model will make my drawing so much more fun and enjoyable as I don't have to worry about what goes where and what is in front of what and all that kind of annoying stuff.