Gregbo Watson To Illustrate Upcoming CrindelStar Book
I will be illustrating the upcoming CrindelStar book by fabulous author/creator Gigi de Lugo. CrindelStar already has a growing following based on Gigi’s imaginative stories. I’m very excited to be involved with this unique project and working with Gigi is amazing! Lots of fun.
CrindelStar is an inspirational story about a young girl, Maria, who is facing peer pressure from her classmates to abandon believing in her precious unicorns. We learn through Mariaâs encounter with a mystical creature, CrindelStar, that what she believes of herself creates the foundation of what she might ultimately contribute to the world through her lifeâs purpose and gift.
CrindelStar arrives to rescue Maria from her despair, however, through Mariaâs compassion, honesty, and personal courage CrindelStar is saved as well !
Life lessons are gently crafted throughout the story of CrindelStar. Beneath this mystical tale is a universal truth embracing all cultures, children and adults, a message of inspiration and courage to cherish our uniqueness. Maria is choosing to give up, giving in, she loses sight of her personal identity, which is the great tragedy CrindelStar arrives to avert. In the end, Maria embraces the joy of her individuality and is committed to live her life as an example to others.
CrindelStar is a personally empowering message from the future, a reminder of how vital todayâs choices can be, that we can affect our future by choosing the Heroâs Journey â a reminder that we each contribute our one-of-a-kind precious ingredient to the beauty of our planetâs tapestry.
Along with the book, there are several other “top secret" projects involving CrindelStar that I can’t announce yet, but it is some REALLY cool stuff.
I just finished the first conceptual illustration for the character and have posted it in my portfolio. Be sure to check it out!
For Official CrindelStar News from Gigi de Lugo, visit “CrindelStar : Where The Universe Dreams”.
Visit CrindelStar on Facebook.
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Using the iPad as an Illustration Tool
Most of my illustration work these includes using my iPad at some point in the process. While working on one of my recent paintings, I thought it would be cool to document the stages along the way. The painting, titled “A Pirate’s Life”, is a storybook illustration of a scurvy pirate who has come ashore in search of his long buried treasure. This illustration began as a pencil sketch drawn using Sketchbook Pro on the iPad.
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Along with the painting “A Pirate’s Life”, I also repurposed the pencil sketch to create a vector pirate illustration:
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[message type=”info”]You can see a larger version of “A Pirate’s Life” by going here: A Pirate’s Life[/message]