Friday, April 30, 2010

There Be Dragons Here!

Last night, I finished the last drawing.  Today, I made copies and tonight we bound a few!  They are now FOR SALE!!  Twenty-five pages of dragons.  From egg to age.  A variety of wonderful winged-creatures.  A plethora of pointy-headed howlers!  Short and stout, long and thin, they are ready to be given their own color.
below is a better view!  Yes, I had to throw a Chinese Dragon in!  We are STILL in line for China too!
I am really fond of this one!  I love the newborns!
There are spotted ones...
and there are those that love to stop and smell the flowers!!
They are...drum roll, please...DRAGONS!!!!!
  We will bind the rest when we return, but you can buy them NOW!!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

No More Chip In

The Chip In event ended (thank you Angie for letting me know) and I could not figure out how to extend it.  It really was not working to well for us any way since a majority of out donations do not come in that way.  So I have added the Pay Pal Donate button for those that wish to get coloring books on line and if you want to keep up with our progress you can take a look at the thermometer in the side bar.

We have almost hit $1000!! We are getting there.  Jim is working on the next book now but it is a little more involved so it might take some extra time but it will be worth it!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Product Testers

Our Niece and Nephews stopped by tonight.  I decided to try some potential color book material out on them.
Dragons were received well!
even girls like them!
The subjects even cooperated.
And the big thing is they enjoyed the color sheets!

Friday, April 2, 2010

An Example

So, I got a little bored last night and colored one of my drawings from the animal book (some of you may not have gotten this one, it is a late addition.  If you ask I will send a copy along with your next book).  It was my best attempt to show a Llama in its Andes home...what do you think?  I may put together a "how to" list of coloring do's and don'ts...for instance look at my clouds.  Do you think anyone would be interested?

Now for the coming to a coloring book site near you:  I have been working on and off on a few different coloring books.  One would be an ALL DRAGONS coloring book.  Another is the long discussed Dinosaur coloring book.  But, to address a subject that girls will definitely enjoy, Cora and I have been collaborating on a Story/coloring book.  That coloring book will have a short story that accompanies and compliments the coloring pages.  Be assured there will be castles, knights, and fair maidens among other make believe creatures!

Below is an early attempt at a dragon.  This one is a unique picture and I drew it and colored it last night.  This is similar to what you might find in the ALL DRAGONS book.  There will be pictures of Dragons in all phases of life.  I suspect there will be MANY different kinds of dragons, too.  For now, though, I hope you can see the possibilities!     
We have not sold as many coloring books this week, but I have not been out to the schools because of Spring Break.  I do continue to work on the different books.  I hope you are enjoying one of my books now, and if you aren't, I hope you will.