Sunday, January 24, 2010

It's still Christmas over here...

I refuse to take down my fake mini tree until I finish this book! Nearing the end of final art for a project with Simon and Schuster, now titled CHRISTMAS IS HERE. In three weeks all the art will be complete, and on its way to China to print in time for publication this Fall. Fastest turnaround on a book I've ever experienced. I'm used to waiting a good 1.5 years to see a final product, so it's pretty fun that I'll be holding a bound copy of this sucker in just a few short months (well, maybe 6 or 8, but still FAST). I'll share more about the project later on this year, as publication time approaches...For now, back to the drawing board. Got a deadline to make!

8 comments:

Aileen Leijten said...

A lovely illustration!

sophie blackall said...

Lovely scene! You're so good at light and shadow. I stand in awe. I just turned one in for S&S too...I rather like their hasty ways! x

Brian Floca said...

Beautiful, Lauren!

info said...

Really, really lovely chica. Keep pushin', it's looking great!

Linda Stanek said...

Beautiful illustration, Lauren! I want the book already!

Lauren Castillo said...

Thank you all!

tim b said...

This is such a nicely balanced, well-executed piece. I think you've got your holiday card for next year. This could be a lot of people's holiday card next year... maybe including S&S's?

Lauren Castillo said...

Thank you so much, Tim! You're definitely right, this will be next years holiday card. And hmmmm, I'll have to tell S&S you think they should use this too...I'll let you know how that goes ;)