Le Pera - AfterImageArt, Illustration in Pen & Ink, Watercolor, and Oil paintings
Le Pera / AfterImageArt
I've been honored to paint the illustrations for several books, including books for the MPTN - Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation.
The client selects the Style and Medium for their book. It is not judged by how beautiful it is, but how well I've envisioned an image that illustrates an idea, a concept for my client, and painted accurate portraits in the Artwork.
I also re-create historical scenes with portraits in oil paintings, as well as computer airbrush. I've done many historic recreations as portraits, the the originals are owned and copyrighted.
Illustration begins with several concept sketches, which are approved, and a mockup done. When that is approved, work is done on the final illustrations. It takes 33 illustrations for a children's book.
All rights are owned by the client, the Greeting card company, or the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Museum.