Saturday, September 13, 2008

First post on OIC

Hello everyone!
I owe Mike this post for months. Thanks for not kicking me out! I will try to contribute a bit more in the near future.

About myself - well, I am a mother of two little girls who led me into their magical world of whimsical tales and story telling. They inadvertently inspire me to become an illustrator for children's books. At the moment I am enjoying every minute I can get out of my busy life as a mum to draw and paint.

Here are some of the illustrations for the latest children book that I have done. More work can be seen here. Comments, feedback and collaboration are welcome. :) I look forward to hearing from you all.


zeropointfive said...

Hello Christine, Thanks for putting a post to an ever growing list of artists that i've never had the opportunity or time to familiarize with ;)

I think your illustrations are wonderful! I can see clearly where you draw inspiration for your style and i have to say it works very well!

I now finally have someone to refer to whenever i get people calling me to do illustrations for children's books ;D

Christine Lim Simpson said...

Thank you Elvin for your encouragement.

I still feel that I have a lot more to learn when it comes to create a great piece of illustration. OIC is a fantastic place to know and promote artists/illustrators living in Singapore.

So, please allow me to say: It's a pleasure to meet you. :)

By the way, I like to draw with 0.7!
You have done some superb stuff too. I like your fine lines.

mindflyer 小飞人 said...

Wow!! Thanks for posting this series Christine! Really Nice!! Love the details you put into it. Painstaking work!! Respect!

Some questions:
1. SInce you have done quite afew books already- can you share some pointers ( in a new post on illustrating for publishers? )

2. How much time was spent working on this project? Explain the process?
Is it purely manual? Any photoshop?

Looking forward to your new posts and comments/ contributions. Thumbs up for being a self-employed MOTHER ( of kids- not pets :D ) and an ILLUSTRATOR. Not many around here in Singapore yet!

kuanth said...

very nice.:)

Christine Lim Simpson said...

Hi Mike, I will reply you in a couple of days. Thanks for your encouragement and questions.

Hello Kuanth, thanks. Love your dark series. :)

Amanda said...

Hi Christine! How are you? :) very nice work, I like! Amazing detailing!

ken lee said...

wow!! nice! salute!

sokkuan said...

wow! crazy details! bravo!

Don Low said...

Thanks for sharing... really encouraging!! And welcome onboard too!