New Painting

Here is a painting I did to beef up my portfolio… it is part of a series for the “Rue and Charlotte” series. I hope one day to get a story to go along with these.  :)

Anything that allows me to look at photo reference of shops in France! Yum!  I absolutely LOVE the buildings and all the type for the shops… :)
I’m also printing up prep-work for a baby mural that I am supposed to be painting tomorrow.  Fun fun!  I’ve never done a mural before and I’m really hoping it goes well.  I have really prepared though so I feel pretty confident.  I will bring the camera and take “work-in-progress” pics while I work ;)
This weekend I managed to also set up a business account so I may just be that much closer to freelancing full time and doing the day job part-time.  That is super exciting and also pretty intimidating.. any advice?  I’ve been wondering about advertising on childrensillustrators.com or directoryofillustration.com… anyone have any opinions on the matter?  They are expensive- but childrensillustrators is much more affordable for me right now.  Maybe I just need to try it (along with regular promos and hopefully a new rep).
Well, anyway, back to Pandora and painting~

About maiskemble

I am a published author/illustrator of children's books. I live and work in Long Beach, CA with my husband, comic book artist/t-shirt designer, Joshua Kemble.

3 comments

  1. I really really love this image! It's so atmospheric! I could defo see a story coming out of it!

  2. So pretty! That little bear is wonderful!! :)

  3. Beautiful illustration:)Love the colors and the atmosphere:)

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