Hey Guys, Bea here!
Since last month was pretty much dedicated to showing some of the work I’ve done in the area of comics/sketch cards, for the next few weeks I’ll be sharing work that I’ve done locally, not only for the authors I’ve done work for, but also little things I did for friends and family! So, with this batch of posts, you can expect a lot of children’s book art and things of the sort.
That said, let’s get into it!
One thing I like to do when promoting my work is to also give credit to those who hire me– if they’re up to it of course! Fortunately, many of them are, and this is just one of the ways I show my support.
Starting off, I’d like to share some of the work I’ve done for Ms. Latashia Perry.
This is actually an interior illustration from her book “Skin Like Mine” that I illustrated and put her title on– again to her credit.
Little backstory, I’ve worked in the area of books and children’s books since my days in high school. Through a friend’s parent, I had my first book deal, if I can even call it that now >_<. She happened to be working with a local publisher, whom I refer to as Ms. Hunter, and the rest has been history.
I was very rusty when I started out, or rather, I didn’t have any experience at all, but Ms. Hunter took me under her wing, gave me an opportunity, opened many doors, and challenged me to be better. In many ways, she and I see our relationship as that of mother and daughter. She pretty much raised me into the artist I am today, instilling many of the values I have, and she’s not afraid to scold me when I make mistakes, and I respect her for it!
Even as my career has expanded past the work that Ms. Hunter channels to me, much of it to her credit, I still work with her, lending my services to local authors, many of them who are just starting out, and making their way.
Ms. Latashia Perry is one of those creative individuals, and I take great pride in working with her because I enjoy the message in her content, which has larger been about self-acceptance.
So these next two weeks are going to be dedicated to you Ms. Perry, as I’m sure you’ll be reading this. I want to share the impact your books have had on me as an artist, and the message I’ve gathered behind each one.
Thank you guys for reading! I hope you Liked this post, the story shall continue, and as always, till next time, enjoy!