Monthly Archives: January 2013

Stan Lee’s Kids Universe Launches February 2!

This weekend on February 2, the children’s book and comic publishing imprint Stan Lee’s Kids Universe will officially launch. SLKU is publishing my picture books Monsters Vs. Kittens and Once Upon a Time, and they will be included in the first list of titles when the company kicks off!

I’ve updated my website with info for both books. Bookmark these pages for future updates, extras, and news:

Monsters Vs. Kittens by Dani Jones
http://danidraws.com/monsters-vs-kittens

Once Upon a Time by Dani Jones
http://danidraws.com/once-upon-a-time

Here’s a random pic of Stan the Man himself at a recent signing, which I like because he happens to be sitting next to a pile of my books!

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Buy Monsters Vs. Kittens!

You can now preorder the book on Amazon here.


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Read-along storybook app

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iPad For Artists Sneak Peek

My book iPad For Artists was released earlier this month. The response so far has been fantastic! Thanks to all of you who have bought the book and sent me comments. I want to see all the great artwork you guys and gals are making on your iPads!

Here is a little peek at the book. In the “Creating a Children’s Illustration” tutorial, I made this illustration of a little pig in his house of straw. I drew it in Sketchbook Pro, which is a great all-around drawing app. I used my Wacom Bamboo iPad stylus to help me out.

Here are the process shots:

Buy the Book!

Check out the full “Creating a Children’s Illustration” tutorial, plus a variety of other tutorials, in iPad For Artists!

Giveaway!

There’s still time to enter my giveaway for a chance to win a free signed copy of iPad For Artists. Rules and details are in this post.

Introducing iPad For Artists + a Giveaway!

I have written a new book called iPad For Artists! It has been published by Ilex Press and is available to order TODAY! The book is filled with tips and tutorials for artists who are interested in drawing and painting on the iPad. I am excited to finally share it with all of you!

As you may know if you’ve kept up with this blog, I love drawing on my iPad. You can check out some of my previous iPad art and videos that I’ve posted before. It has been a big learning experience for me, and now you can grab all my tips, tricks, and knowledge that I’ve gained in one super book.

Learn all about the book and view previews on the dedicated page I made here:

danidraws.com/ipad-for-artists

Here is a short flip-through video:


http://youtu.be/qlA9ESjKr-4

iPad For Artists includes:

  • Lots of tutorials!

  • Many styles of art, including children’s illustration, landscape painting, still lifes, comic art, and sketching.

  • A review of my favorite styluses.

  • A list of my favorite apps and the advantages/disadvantages of each.

  • Articles and interviews with guests artists of a variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • A gallery of iPad art featuring many different artists.

I would like to extend a special thank you to Will Terry, Reed Bond, Fraser Scarfe, Eric Merced, Marc Scheff, and Jorge Lacera for contributing to the book. You all blew me away with your iPad talent!

Learning how to use the iPad for sketching and illustration work has been a rewarding journey for me. I will admit, it was frustrating at first! The iPad is so much different than your typical graphics tablet, but it also has HUGE potential that you can’t get anywhere else. I’m excited that other artists might start creating art on their iPad because of this book. If you are one of those people, be sure to let me know! I’d love to hear from you.

Buy the Book!

You can purchase the book from Amazon here.

Enter my giveaway to win a free book!