Illustrations of Teddies

Working on a new book! The fourth book this year. Hmmm, seems still a productive year so far 🙂 It’s such a pleasure to bring the story to life, To build up an imaginative world and give it some magic touch.

A sneak peak 😉

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A Colorful Little Town

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Recently I’m working on a new picture book. It’s really fun to draw the setting of a colorful little town. I’ve drawn and painted this kind of small town several times before but every time I had some new ideas and inspirations to explore the style a little bit. This time I’ve tried to make the characters more appealing to beginner readers (the target audience of this picture book) and the overall color tone bright and cheerful.

Pumpkin Fly

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Cannot believe it’s already mid October! Autumn is right on the corner. Pumpkins, Halloween, holiday season, birthdays of two of my beloved family members… Tons of stuff ahead. And of course, drawing, painting, doodles, picture books… Hope this is a fruitful season to everyone!

Click here to purchase the print of this illustration.

Happy Mid-Autumn Day!

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Happy Mid-Autumn Day!

I’ve been pulling out some of my original artworks of black and white drawings with watercolor touch for sale, hand painted and on 9×12 fine art paper. I’ll keep posting artwork in this series. Please feel free to drop me a message if you are interested in purchasing the artwork or a custom order for similar style.

Storytime!

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Earlier this month I had the privilege of being a reader for a group of youngsters. I got to read one of my favorite books, It’s Time To Eat (Chinese Edition), and talk to the kids about being an author.  The energetic kindergartners made me feel very welcome and I really enjoyed spending some time with them.  We explored the adventures together with Marcus the Monkey and his friends, and discussed different kinds of food for different animals.

Books have the power to benefit toddlers and preschoolers in a myriad of ways. As a parent, reading to your child is one of the most important things you can do to prepare him with a foundation for academic excellence. Read aloud to your kids, start early and stay with it!

The 3 Billy Goats Gruff

Have been taking an online course and this week’s assignment is to create an cover for the story “The Three Billy Goats Gruff”. Here is the cover I did. Though it’s not the first time I’ve been working on a cover for a children’s book, but it’s the first time that I put the three key points on mind to make sure it will be a catchy one – personality of the character, emotions and poses of the characters, and the compelling world and surrounding environment. Also, the typography is very important, which I’m playing around to see how it turns out. Hope you like the cover as I do!

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The Jumping Pups and The Flying Cat

Autumn is always full of fun! Cool weather, fresh air, perfect time for hiking and camping.

Here are two of my recent new illustrations. Prints of different sizes are available on my Etsy shop.

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