posted a few times about June Runs a Marathon, and I'm very pleased to
announce that it's now available in the Apple Bookstore!
The story is about June, a small toy giraffe, who lives
in a little
girl’s room and loves to run. She loves to run
so much that she decides to enter a marathon. Read about June’s
adventures as she overcomes obstacles to complete the race in triumph.
There have been a couple projects in the works around here, and I'm very excited to announce one of them today. We recently submitted books to the Apple iBookstore, and A Small Cat and June the Giraffe are now available.
To celebrate, we have a brand new books page, which includes a free June wallpaper.
So please, check everything out and let us know what you think.
You hear that? That quiet whimpering? That's the sound of a blog neglected.
To help remedy matters, here's a Photoshop version of the Fuzzball:
(She's a very nice cat, but came to us with the name Velvet, so it was inevitable that she would end up with a nickname. Fuzzball on a good day; Fuzz for Brains on a less good day. We still claim she's called Velvet when we go to the vet, though.)
This picture is far from complete, but the eyes made me decide to share it.
The photo I'm working from is one of my favorites as Fuzzball just appears to be a series of circles, which is becoming increasingly accurate as she gets older:
After I posted June the Giraffe I was adamant that never again would I put together a set of images that included an animal with spots (or stripes or anything that changed orientation depending on perspective and position).
But I had this idea for another June the Giraffe book...
And it kept making me smile...
And then there was the eBook, which was kinda fun...
So 'never again' became 3 months.
The new book isn't finished (or even close) but below is one bit I've been working on. It was particularly challenging because I had to design her from a whole different angle. The spots, at least, were easier this time. :-)
I started with a very rough set of sketches to help me think about the best image:
I chose one and designed the body and legs:
Obviously still pretty rough. The next step was to sort out the facial features (including relative heights of the ears):
And then add the mane and tail:
A few more adjustments, some spots added in, and a completed giraffe (for now, at any rate :-) )