How to make an ebook with Utales.com

This week I made it to the always informative and interesting blog owned by Simon and Schuster illustrator Debbie Ohi. Debbie's new book 'I'm Bored' (by Michael Ian Black) will be published in Fall 2012.

In this post I talk about the process I used to create the retelling of the book 'THE UGLY DUCKLING' using Utales.com software.



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Hazel

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Illustration Saturday!

Lucky enough to be the featured artist on Kathy Temean's blog 'Writing and Illustrating for Children' last Saturday. She features a different artist every week and I'm thankful I was accepted. Lot's of great feedback. See the post at this link ... h

ttp://kathytemean.wordpress.com/2011/02/19/illustrator-saturday-hazel-mitchell/

Next on the what's happening with 'TWB' (The Wacky Brit) - an agent has expressed interest in rep'ping my Math Concept series! Yippee .. so stay tuned for more exciting news there I hope ....

The winter is still set in here ... more snow forecast this week. Confess I'm ready for spring. Everyone in the house is getting cabin fever. (4 dogs and the crazy cat and 'im indoors.) I fear there are a few more weeks to go yet.

Been working hard scribbling away this week. Mostly on rough drawings for the chapter book for Kane and Miller (under wraps so I  can't share ... but I PROMISE you - your going to love it ...), plus the beginning layouts for Charlesbridge 'Hidden New Jersey.'

As if my arm wasn't tired enough (and it is!), on Saturday  life drawing with Russ Cox and some other artists at a studio in Bangor. We hired a model for the day and got in six hours ... the time flies when you are drawing from life. So good to study a real model and do some disciplined drawing. Decided that as well as full length studies I would hone in on hands and feet (my worst thing!!) so here are a few sketches ...

In between, and in a change of mood, I've been putting together a promotional piece for a bakery in PA .. they make GORGEOUS PRETZELS and I KNOW this because they sent me a bunch! Haven't eaten them all yet (quite). Go on over and check out their natural pretzels .... they have an online store and do gift baskets and CHOCOLATE pretzels....

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Here are some of the illustrations ....

 And that's about it for the news from The Wacky Brit! Happy to be busy and paid for it.

Also VERY HAPPY to welcome

Debbie Ohi

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Right, back to work ...

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Hazel

aka The Wacky Brit

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