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Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval

Children's Literary Classics Seal of Approval
Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval

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Children’s Literary Classics is pleased to announce that the children’s picture book, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece, by Sherrill S. Cannon, has been selected to receive the Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval. The CLC Seal of Approval is a designation reserved for those books which uphold the rigorous criteria set forth by the Children’s Literary Classics review committee, a team comprised of individuals with backgrounds in publishing, editing, writing, illustration and graphic design.

My Fingerpaint Masterpiece is the story of a child whose fingerpainting project gets blown away by the wind. To the child’s dismay, the painting finds its way to an art gallery where it ends up being judged along with the other paintings in a show.

Sherrill S. Cannon has created a picture book in rhyme which explores the concept of
art and its value and perception to others. My Fingerpaint Masterpiece is a multifaceted
book with several underlying messages including the importance of seeking and speaking
the truth.

This book would make an excellent classroom or library book and will provide excellent
opportunities for open discussion. Children’s Literary Classics, an organization dedicated to furthering excellence in children’s literature, takes great pride in its role to help promote classic children’s literature which appeals to youth, while educating and encouraging positive values in the impressionable young minds of future generations. To learn more about Children’s Literary Classics, you may visit their website at www.clcawards.org or
www.childrensliteraryclassics.com

How the Raccoon Got its Mask

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How the Raccoon Got its Mask

Tina is a very curious little girl who asks her mother how the raccoon got its mask. Tina’s mother tells her to go to a nearby pond and ask the first raccoon she comes across. Amazingly, Mr. Raccoon pops his head up and responds to Tina with a fantastic story that solves the mystery! In the delightful and entertaining tale, How the Raccoon Got its Mask, readers, young and old, will follow Mr. Raccoon’s engaging story so very well illustrated with anticipation and wonder.

Family Caricatures for Scrapbook

Kalpart-CaricaturesLast week, I got an email with a request for 6 different caricatures in different poses, all showing the characteristics of each person that was not captured as a photo. These caricatures were all used to add in the family scrapbook, that was to be shared on the family gathering. What a lovely idea. The family had a lovely time going through the book.

Halloween and cartoons, caricatures and illustrations for kids and adults

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Illustrated Halloween Party

The Halloween festival includes the lighting of bonfires, attending costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns, visiting haunted house attraction, playing pranks, trick-or-treat, apple bobbing, etc. The costume is the main attraction in these celebrations as all the people including the children are dressed up as vampires, monsters, ghosts, skeletons, witches, and devils. This was due to another belief that if they appeared scary than they may scare away all the evil roaming around them. All the activities performed on the Halloween have their own stories of how it was started or why was it performed. Continue reading Halloween and cartoons, caricatures and illustrations for kids and adults

Kalpart Illustrations Wins Reader’s Favorite Award-2014

Children book Illustration AwardReader’s Favorite Illustrations award for 2014 received by My Fingerpaint Masterpiece, illustrated by Kalpart. Written by Sherrill S. Cannon.

New this year is the the Readers’ Favorite Illustration Award recognizes books with quality illustrations. Entries are judged by Mark Wayne Adams, a multiple award-winning illustrator who is a former Disney artist and is currently the CEO of an illustration and publishing company and the president of the Florida Authors and Publishers Association.

The title – My Fingerpaint Masterpiece was reviewed by Bil Howard at Readers’ Favorite for Illustrations as below.
Beauty certainly is in the eye of the beholder and nothing illustrates that truth better than My Fingerpaint Masterpiece written by Sherrill S. Cannon and illustrated by Kalpart. When a child is interrupted from a fingerpainting of his dog while at school, it is the start of a chain of events that leads one to wonder exactly how people determine what art becomes a masterpiece. On the way home, the child’s painting is blown out of his hands and lands in an art shop. It is then accidentally entered into an art contest and after the judges turn it in every direction, they decide that it is the winning entry. Disgusted with the outcome and the way that everyone is attempting to discover the deep meaning of his painting, the child tries to get everyone’s attention, but no one will believe him.

Sherrill S. Cannon and Kalpart have created a delightful story that actually gets right to the heart of what I think about some of the “masterpieces” that I have seen. My Fingerpaint Masterpiece expresses a truth about abstract art that few would ever admit. Splash several different colors on a canvas and anyone who is an “official critic” with enough imagination to make it into something will determine that it is a masterpiece. The colorful interpretation of the story by the illustrator of this story far exceeds many of the “masterpieces” in the modern art world in my opinion. Funny, colorful and brilliant, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece will put a satisfied smile on your face as you consider how silly some people can be about art. Continue reading Kalpart Illustrations Wins Reader’s Favorite Award-2014

First time author and want to self publish?

Do you think you have great writing skills and a great story for children that you are looking to publish? you have a lot of contacts and you can easily distribute your book in your nearby area and a lot of people around? Self Publishing a children book is an easiest option for you. What you need is someone who can put your text in a book format which is presentable and attractive and ready to be printed. Voila, your book can be published in a very limited cost.

If you have pictures or illustrations that you would like added in your book, the professional layout/bookblock designer will set up your pictures/Illustrations into an acceptable print quality format.

TheKalpart-Illustrations-blogre are many factors and technicalities which first time author may not know and may end up spending a hefty sum on illustrations and then may realize that these illustrations may not be accepted by printers or publishers and may end up lying useless. Professional illustrators have an experience to transform your raw text into a beautiful, presentable art which gives meaning to the story and imagination to a child. It is advisable to hire professionals if you are a first time writer.

Children storybooks have a huge market and a book gets popular if it is colorful, fun and attractive providing education in fun way for children. Parents can choose children storybooks as bedtime stories, read aloud class room or study books, or learn to read books. The cute and colorful illustrations can create a whole new imaginary world for children and they spend a lot of time with the books, which culminates a habit to read and learn through the imagination. A child imbibes values from a nicely presented children storybook illustrations with rich colors.

Mayhew Vicki – Unicorn

Mayhew_Unicorn1Vicki Mayhew’s book – How the Unicorn Got Its Horn Back – illustrated by Kalpart released recently. View it on Amazon.com

http://www.amazon.com/How-Unicorn-Got-Horn-Back/dp/1625167504/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1406907095&sr=1-1&keywords=mayhew+vicki

What is caricature?

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A caricature is a portrait, painting or cartoon that embellishes or twists certain features of a person or item to produce an easily identifiable visual likeness. Usually, in drawing a caricature from photo, the caricaturist need to choose either delicately mock or cruelly wound his subject. There is no doubt it’s simply a form of entertainment and amusement in which the cartoonist use their art to make a noteworthy social or political point.
Caricaturing process has been in existence since ancient period and has been evolving ever since with time and development. Making caricatures from photo has been recently started since the time the internet has been spreading its web across the globe.  A caricature now can also be used as means to capture beautiful memories of life like personal relationships, auspicious occasions and festivals etc. The caricature from photos is true art which have grabbed everyone’s attention.

Drawing a caricature from photo, a caricaturist draws on the natural characteristics of the subject (the big ears, long nose, etc), the get individuality (stoop, scars, facial lines etc.) and vanities (choice of hair style, spectacles, clothes, expressions and mannerisms) etc. If you truly want unique caricature, hand-painted, custom caricatures from photos. However, presenting a caricature as a gift has been started as a recent trend and people choose to go for a similar and portrait style caricature which is not exaggerated to an extreme and can make the person who has been gifted with happy. The memories preserved in the form of a caricature from photo lasts much longer and brings in a happy moments of past to the present.

Caricatures can be drawn for friends, relatives and to capture happy moments like birthdays, graduation, wedding and other people of group who could have come together for a purpose or as a group of friends. You can see a lot of different types of caricatures at Kalpart.com

An Introduction to Caricatures

The most recognizable characteristics of an individual is one’s facial features. Therefore it is not so much so the things that make a person look like everyone else but the quirks and uniqueness of one’s face. Lets take a well known public figure for an example. When one thinks of Mahatma Gandhi, the first image that comes to mind is a thin wrinkled face with gentle features and those iconic self made metallic wire frame glasses. It is therefore an art-form depicting someone memorable or someone beloved with the very features that make the said person’s identity unique to us. Thus an image that enhances these features of a person’s facial identity is termed as a caricature.

It is the finer details that characterise a caricature. Although not very obvious at the first glance but the enhancement of these features can define one’s personality and set the mood the image tries to convey. Journalism platforms do this on a regular basis to express certain personality traits of popular public figures. The most common muses for caricatures are political figures and actors as they can be depicted under various circumstances with the most recent events capturing their perceived images by an audience.

Caricatures have now become a very common study for artists and can be created to capture certain occasions and events on paper that usually can’t be depicted with a simple photograph. May it be a themed wedding or a birthday party a caricature can instil a certain aesthetic value to the individuals depicted in it. A skilled caricaturist can often depict events in a manner that can’t be perceived in a photograph. May it be the enhancement of facial expressions or just simple placement of shadows in certain areas along with personification of an individual’s features.

All illustrations depicted here were created by Kalpart. Not only is Kalpart dedicated to creating any and all types of caricatures it has been doing so for the last 8 years. For a quick review of the type of artwork created by Kalpart, visit www.kalpart.com