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Joshua Benefiel

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I'm hoping this is the correct avenue in which to post this. I have finished a children's book and have discovered that my illustrating skills are abysmal. The illustrator that was going to work with me on the project has backed out, so I am looking for someone who would want to partner with me. If interested, shoot me a message and we will go from there.

 

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I can't say I'm good at art, but it might be helpful if you told us a little about the story you would like illustrated. I wish you all the best on this endeavor! 

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Hi Joshua,

 

Depending on what you're looking for, I may be able to help, as I'm after some more side-projects at the moment. Would be interested in more details if you could share.

 

Clarke.

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Well, the book is six of the parables of Jesus written for children. It is written both with animals as characters (The Prodigal Son retold as a family of squirrels) and also from the viewpoint of animals/ objects within the parables themselves (from the perspective of the seeds in the Parable of the Sowers).

 

I am pursuing self-publishing with this book; this will actually be my first work where I have reached this stage, so I am unfamiliar with the process of working together with someone on a project.

 

However it will work, I would love to see some general sketches of your thoughts, if either of you would want to proceed. I can PM you my email, or however works best for you.

 

Thanks!

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Hi Joshua,

 

What a great idea to open up the parables to children! Unfortunately I don't think my style will at all fit what you're after, not being in the 'children's Bible illustration' style. However, I certainly hope all goes well with it, and I'd be interested to know when it's done!

 

Clarke.

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You may want to join your local SCBWI (society of children ‘s book writers and illustrators). Great resources there to meet illustrators and to find out more about the process of collaborating. Also a great way to improve your craft of creating picture books. Godspeed!

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Hi Joshua, I suspect you have probably found an illustrator for your work by now (considering when you posted this request), however if you have anything else in the pipeline then perhaps we could chat. I am an artist and illustrator focusing mainly on fantasy and children's books so my style might suit your stories. 

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Danielle,

 

Actually, both of the prospective illustrators that have started to work with me have backed out. And I've been so occupied on other projects that I haven't really pursued this one.

 

I would love to chat with you about some ideas. I've not gotten very far into a collaboration, so this would be a first for me.

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Hi Joshua, 

 

I tried messaging you, but seem unable to do so (maybe because i'm still new to this site). If you can message me personally with some more info on your story and what you are thinking of, we can see if we would be a good fit for a collaboration.

 

 

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