The following is a smattering of illustrations I’ve drawn for my books. I’ve also included preliminary sketch studies and various stages of development of some drawings that I hope will give you an idea of the process of creating illustrations for books.
THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF ALLIE QUIRK: MOM’S CUP OF COFFEE
Below are a few drawings for Mom’s Cup of Coffee. It’s the first book in a planned series for middle grade readers that follows the adventures of Allie Quirk and her mom as they travel the work in search of various culinary delights. If you’d like to purchase the book for Kindle or in a print edition, click on the “Tim’s Books” tab above. If you have an Amazon Prime account you can borrow the book for Kindle for free! Lastly, feel free to visit that website for Mom’s Cup of Coffee by clicking here.
THE BIG BOOK OF BIRDS
Here are a few illustrations from my soon to be released book of nonsense poems for children called The Big Book of Birds.
ALBERT AND THE PELICAN – A few years ago I wrote a book on Albert Schweitzer and his friendship with a pelican he saved when it was a baby chick. It’s based on a true story and I’ll have the book ready for publication in a few months. The pages below are mock-ups I created during a workshop with children’s book author/illustrator Robert Quackenbush. I incorporated old photographs of Schweitzer and his hostpial village of Lambarene. Unfortunately I don’t own the rights to the photos, so I’ll be reworking the illustrations without them. I really like the look, though, with the photos and am sharing a few of them with you here.