Illustration Friday: Gesture...of Love

  Hello! This is my first Illustration Friday entry! For this topic I thought about an illustration I did a while ago for a book about Grassland animals. Mother animals often groom their babies when they're small. This is not only keeps them clean, it also creates a strong bond between parent and offspring.

Ciao! Questa è la prima volta che partecipo a Illustration Friday! Per il tema di questa settimana ho pensato a un gesto d'amore tra una mamma ghepardo e il suo cucciolo. E' un'illustrazione cho ho fatto qualche anno fa  per un libro sugli animali della savana. Nel mondo animale spesso la mamma accudisce il proprio figlio pulendolo, ciò non accade solo per tenerlo  pulito ma anche per rafforzare il legame che c'è tra loro.


Chimpanzee portrait

Eccomi qua! This is another of my favourite animal portrait. It's a funny chimpanzee that I've created for a children's book about Mammals and published by Mcrae Books. A large giclée print of this cute chimpanzee is now available on my ETSY shop. It's professional printed by a Fine Art Giclée printing company based in the UK price winner of The Fine Art Trade Guild 2010 Print Quality Award.

Nel tentativo di rendere il mio testo comprensibile ai più mi dimentico a volte di scrivere nella mia lingua! Eccomi qua con uno dei miei disegni preferiti, un'illustrazione fatta per un libro per bambini intitolato "Mammals" e pubblicato da McRae Books. E' stata fatta una bellissima stampa dall'illustrazione originale che è ora in vendita nel mio negozio online su ETSY ! Per ogni informazione chiedete pure.


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Editorial Reviews from Amazon:

''A long-time spiritual teacher known worldwide, Jacobson labored for three years (for some very good reasons) to create this simple yet ''cut-to-the-core'' masterpiece - and, in the process, mastered the literary art of appealing to both adults and children. Fantastically illustrated by Fiammetta Dogi, the big, bright paintings nearly jump out and draw the reader into a world within a world. The deeper beauty, though, is how the message is lyrically worded, and how the artwork helps to further enliven the flowing language, virtually embuing the sentences with the very emotions Jacobson probably felt while writing them.'' --Jim Calabrese, Creations Magazine
''As an adult and a professional who works with children with special needs, I thought In Search of the Light by Leonard Jacobson was a remarkably creative and powerful story with a profound message about life told in a way that preschoolers could understand and that could lift the spirits of many little soul. The images that Jacobson uses to tell his story by illustrator Fiammetta Dogi are unbelievably creative and, at times, whimsical! It is truly is a beautiful story to help children learn about the peace within each of us.'' --Renee Lajiness-O'Neil, Ph.D., Clinical Neuropsychologist, Associate Professor of Psychology, Michigan
''The writing is engaging and manages to convey a complex idea in simple terms. Dogi's illustrations are lively and engaging; each page is filled with the little things children love to discover in the pages of their favorite books. There is even a superhero - Frederick Firefly. At the end of the story, you just want to give someone a hug.'' --Anna Jedrziewski, New Age Retailer, New York
''This gorgeously illustrated and beautifully written story is destined to become a classic in children's literature. The book's message is a powerful reminder that the source of love and power is within. I highly recommend this for child and adult alike.'' --David Welch, Producer of The Peaceful Warrior
''The illustrations are beautiful and amazingly detailed. They envelope the reader in the vibrant world of the story and bring the animals to luminous life. Children and adults will be enchanted.'' --Lyda Whiting, Awareness Magazine, Anaheim, California