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Little Red by CAMartin Little Red by CAMartin
Cover for the Red Riding Hood book I'm working on.
Digital, 2010.

Copyright Publications International.
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imFragrance Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012   General Artist
very nice !! i always thought that being a illustrator for a children book would be awsome. Can you tell me the working princibles of this job? I mean, do yo still enjoy it when illustration becomes your job ? also i wonder how you began to work as an illustrator at children's book :)
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CAMartin Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Illustrating as a profession has its pros and cons like anything else.
Every time I get paid to draw and paint I feel very lucky, and have a "How did I get here?!" moment of happiness.
But some projects are hard work, with strict directions and even tighter deadlines. The best days are when you can get some work done at a casual pace. The worst days are when you're mucking through an illustration trying to finish it and get to bed before 3am so you can meet your deadline and work at your other job the next day.

I went to school for illustration (graduated in 2006), and slowly began putting my roots into the industry since. It started with small projects until I put my work on illustration portfolio websites and got bigger jobs. Then I connected with a children's illustration agent who today gets me all the work that I have.
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imFragrance Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012   General Artist
ohh thank you so much for giving a time to explain these to me :) well now i know more things about this job and that's helpful for me. i have sometimes considered to work as an illustrator for children's books, but i would like to illustrate things in traditional way. i guess and see that you are drawing digital and i guess you have to do that way , right?

one more question, do you work at home? :)
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CAMartin Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
A lot of my work comes from the educational children's industry, and the deadlines are always crazy fast. Working digitally saves a lot of time, and I think I get more work because I work digitally than I would if I was strictly traditional.

And yes, I do work from home. :)
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imFragrance Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012   General Artist
thanks for all the informations you have givven to me :) that was helpful :)
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Mr-Bluebird Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Student
oh wow, I love these illustrations
they have such a nice old-time feeling
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CAMartin Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks very much :)
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chibiakemi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Student
This is super adorable, definitely cover worthy.
I don't know if it'll mean much but I feel like the sky is super blue, but it works with the image. I see that that color is incorporated elsewhere so I guess it isn't very noticeable.

My illustration teacher always harps on us about trees so another thing I noticed were the (I'll assume oak) trees in teh foreground are not the same as the birch forest in the background; thought that was kind of funny.
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CAMartin Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
well, there are all sorts of trees in a forest-- at least where I live there are birch trees mixed in with several other kinds. either way, the great thing about being an illustrator is that we have the ability to take artistic license with things! I don't think anyone is approaching Red Riding Hood as a realistic story :)
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nicholaskole Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
G'awwwww! She's sooooo cuuuute...
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