Monday, August 16, 2010


Well, this is what I am currently working on... although it doesn't quite look like this and I've blurred the title on purpose...

I keep thinking how no one ever really realizes how much work is actually put into things... I'm sure. Even the pen that we use to jot down a note someone designed, promoted, created, and distributed... it's crazy! But I'm sure as people pick up books, they forget that there are a million hours and hands that go into it even being there to hold. :) Kind of amazing, eh?

Well, I am one of those pairs of hands and I am busy painting away!
I really can't wait to be finished, one for my poor publisher's sake(who is waiting very patiently), and also so I can get going on the next thing that is also pending at the moment... eek!

I also have a slew of personal paintings I'd like to do along with developing them into some promotional material...
then there's the apartment thing.

I think I repeat myself... a lot. Sheesh.


My sister Mei has been hand-sewing these little dolls, too! And may just end up selling them. So next time, I'll have to photo them and put them up.

Bleeeeehhhhhh.... ok! Enough, time to work... :D


cassia said...

I love seeing roughs. Welldone, Mai; for the work, and for reminding everyone why each picture books is something special.

cins said...

good luck with all your projects! love your works :)

M.M.E. said...

It's wonderful to meet another illustrator. I wish you the best of luck finishing your project! I'm really enchanted by your work.

mai s kemble said...

thanks guys!!!


cassia, totally!!! its mind-boggling... just on the illustration side... I mean, put the writer who thought of it.. wrote it, submitted it (possibly a hundred times), the several different people who read it, had several meetings about it... etc etc...
sheesh!!! but so worth it, huh?

theartofpuro said...

Your rough is great!