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Archive for the ‘Illustrations’ Category

Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 24th, 2010

Happy Holidays from lello. Penguin on scooter.

Hoping you and yours have a great holiday and a wonderful new year! All the best, Mike, Erika, Jackson & Sadie.

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

lello Christmas Cookie
Have a safe and happy holiday season! We’ll see you in 2010 with new art and fun.

Go easy on that Eggnog.

Sneak peek at this year’s holiday card…

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

lello's 2009 holiday card

They’re on the way… hopefully we haven’t missed anyone. If you’d like one, shoot us an email and I’ll drop one in the mail.

Cookbook Illustration

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

I apologize for the slow down in posts. For those of you that don’t know, I injured my arm at the beginning of June. The injury required surgery and I’ve been working through physical therapy since. The whole experience has been frustration as it’s really slowed down what I’ve been able to accomplish… oh well right.

Anyhow… in keeping my posting some of my illustration favorites, here is another illustration I created for a cookbook. Surprisingly enough, pots and pans are fun to draw.

Cookbook illustration by lello

Moving to New Jersey Illustration

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Moving to New Jersey illustration by lello

Why use the post office’s boring change of address cards, when you can create your own.

Sports Equipment Illustration

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

Sports Equipment Illustration by lello

Illustration for a McGraw-Hill elementary level text book.

Penguin Illustration

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Until I free up some time to build a proper area of the site to showcase my illustration work, I thought I’d post some of my favorite illustrations here for your viewing pleasure ;)

The following piece was commissioned by McGraw-Hill and published in an elementary level text book.

Penguin illustration created for McGraw-Hill by lello

Happy Holidays

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Happy Holidays from lello

From our family to yours… have a healthy and happy holiday season. Thank you for your continued support and look for new murals and t-shirt designs in 2009.

Happy Holidays

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

lello wishes you and yours a health and happy holiday.  More custom murals and t-shirt designs to come in 2008.  Stay tuned.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us during our first year in business. Stay tuned for more custom kids murals and t-shirt designs in 2008. Have a happy, healthy and safe holiday season!

Silly Dog Tricks

Friday, November 9th, 2007

Silly Dog TricksWhen I arrived home the other day, I was pleasantly surprised to find a box on the back porch containing copies of a book I illustrated awhile back called Silly Dog Tricks. It’s always cool to get these boxes - first, for the obvious reason that it’s pretty cool to see my name and work in print… but also because the illustrations are so often submitted independently of the text, and seeing it all come together for the first time in its final package is like an early Christmas present.

The book title accurately describes its content. Silly Dog Tricks is geared for kids, and it gives detailed instructions on how to teach your pup how to perform different stunts such as playing dead, walking on its hind legs, and stealing someone’s wallet out of their back pocket (not sure about that one). It also includes a training clicker and squeaky toy… it’s a pretty cool package.

For my part, I cranked out about 40 full-color illustrations of 4 different dogs in about a month. It was a pretty aggressive schedule, but I muddled through it like everything else in life. My wife was awesome, looking after our son while I spent late nights and weekends getting fur just right. She even went as far as naming each dog and referring to them by name (Abe, Bandit, Midnight and Flapjack) when checking in on my progress and bringing me that next cup of coffee. She’s the best.

Anyhow, if you have a dog and a youngster, definitely check out the book.
You can browse a few pages from the book via Google.
Or buy the book through Amazon


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