Here it is! All printed and bound! Part of my contract in creating the illustrations for this story for Ransom publishing is that I get 3 copies of the finished book. True to their word, I got my copies in the mail. This is my 5th children’s book that I’ve illustrated, and every time I […]
So after some extensive counseling and discussion, THIS file is what will be going to press. Consider this a sneak preview into my page for 2016. My focus for the book is to make some serious illustration contacts. So, I chose to first grab attention with a dynamic piece of artwork. Then to showcase 3 […]
I’m getting ready to finalize my design for the 2016 Directory of Illustration page. I’m waiting to hear from my rep to see if she has any suggestions that I may have overlooked. I opted for a more illustrative style that last year since that’s what I love doing most! Why not?
Painting all day on Saturday, it doesn’t happen as often as I’d like. The time it takes to go start to finish on a painting can be a lot. Not all paintings are created equal either. This one took quite a bit longer than I anticipated. The art is from the Sleeping Beauty (Disney) background […]
Call time for artists was from 2-3 pm on March 5th, the day of the event. I arrived at about 2:30 to set up my 12 x 6 chain link panel. The event started at 7pm, so there was a LOT of down time before the event. Setting up was definitely the trickiest part. I […]
Jim Atherton is an artist who has been working as a freelance illustrator in the world of publishing since 1996. His current love of drawing and art expression was developed in his early years as a child. He is very passionate about storytelling through art and believes that reading should be a fun and exciting […]
We did a lot of driving in August!My new year's resolution rolls on, I haven't posted my results here but I do have each month as a slideshow on my My Youtube Channel.
I decided that instead of sharing each day of the month a new sketch, that I'd rather post up a slideshow of each day instead. So, for the month of January, enjoy this presentation...