Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Working on some new ideas.

I've got a couple new projects I'm currently working on - but one is specifically for me. This is one of those times when I've got an idea in my head and I need so desperately to get it out. So desperately, that on this beautiful sunny day, I turned on the tv and plopped my kids in front of it so that I could have a few minutes to get some work done. (I know. You don't have to yell at me. The "bad mommy" guilt is already eating me up.)

Here's a preview: 

It's not gound-breaking, but it's cute and I like it. It's very different from the styles and techniques that I have been working so hard to improve. And the starkness of detail and color makes it even more challenging. My plan is to do at least 12 spreads, focusing on 6 different animals, shapes and colors. 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Reading and Give Away!

Today I had the opportunity to read my book, "Let's Count Fish!" to a wonderful group of preschoolers. I even gave a little drawing-a-funny-fish demonstration. I think they kind of liked me. 


ALSO! I'm doing a book and coloring book give away over on my Facebook page, Michaela Schuett Illustration! 


What's better than free books? Drawing is Friday, May 15 at 5pm! GOOD LUCK 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

New Project!

Here's  a sneak peek of a new project that I just signed last week. Normally I wouldn't post anything this early on in the process, but Barbara posted a little peek on her instagram account!

We don't have a release date yet, but as soon as I know more and can post more,  
I will be sure to let you know!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Free Coloring Pages!

Free Download!
Here are a couple of coloring pages you guys can download that go with one of my newer illustration projects: "1, 2, 3, 4 Nightmare No More!" by Caroline Presno. 
I really enjoyed working on this project with Caroline. She wanted to self-publish a children's book about helping kids cope with nightmares and bad dreams and she asked me to do all the illustrations, layout and design. 
She has posted it available for purchase on amazon: http://goo.gl/8W5nGC
It's a super cute book and i hope you all enjoy it. Plus - her advice really works! My 5-year-old daughter started having bad dreams right when I first started working on this book!

Free Download!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Let's Count Fish! signed copies!



The UPS delivery truck dropped off two GREAT BIG BOXES  of beautiful books!

I love them so much!!!!! Excited is not an exciting enough word for how I feel!

Here's how to order a signed copy:

 Email me, Michaela (the author and illustrator) the following information to mich.schuett@gmail.com

  1. Your Name
  2. Your email address (I will send you a request for money from PayPal. Books are $12.95/book + shipping (approx $3).
  3. Mailing Address
  4. Number of books
  5. The name(s) want me to sign the book to (e.g. to Sam and Jesse)

 I will email you a tracking number as soon as I get it to the post office! 

 It's that simple! 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Sketch and vector practice.




One of my New Year's Resolutions was to draw more people, so this started out as just a sketch of a couple of cartoony kid characters. I ended up liking it quite a bit and decided to practice some vector work on it. Most of what i've done in the past year has been to enhance my photoshop drawing and painting - and I feel really comfortable working in that. So when I take a step back and work only in Illustrator, it's more challenging for me.

I also need to practice more scenes and environments. I love the way Benji Davis draws his cities and various scenes - hopefully I can get inspiration from him without making everything I do look exactly like his! (Not that I ever could!)


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Coloring Page to Download


Download a coloring page to go with "Let's Count Fish!" now available on Amazon. 


Published by Omnibus Publishing 2015. Official release date of May 1, 2015. Pre-sale available now. 

Monday, March 30, 2015

NEW RELEASE! AVAILABLE MAY 2015



I'm so excited that I can officially announce the release date of May 1st, 2015 for my first author/illustrator book, "Let's Count Fish!"

If you've been following my instagram, twitter or Facebook - even this blog - you've surely seen how I was obsessed with drawing fish for quite some time. I had absolutely no reason what-so-ever for drawing them other than they made me happy. 


(a few original sketches - the ones on the right I scribbled in church!)

One day I was counting them to see how many I had drawn, and it dawned on me that they are so cute and funny they would make a GREAT, simple counting book!

So that is what I presented to  my publisher and that is what they accepted!

 MAY 1ST! BUY IT! 
YAAAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!!! 




Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Website Update.

I know it seems silly having a "blog" and a "portfolio" - but everyone does. Portfolio sites tend to be cleaner and more simple (and in many cases free of typos!)

I've always had the link off to the left over there (a little bit under my cartoon drawing of myself), but in case incase you've never noticed it - or it's been awhile since you clicked on it - I took some time to put up some new artwork. 

Go ahead and take a look! http://cargocollective.com/michaelaschuett




In the mean time - I've been feverishly working to finish up a few projects - including "I AM A UNICORN!" - so hopefully I will have some EXTRA GOOD and exciting news soon!

ALSO! I managed to outline, mock up and make sketches for TWO NEW ADVENTURES for Goat and Frog. Looks like I might have a series of books inside my head. I just love the characters so much - I hope everyone else loves them as much as I do.