The Art Challenge, Day Five … Story Books


It’s day five! I was tagged to do the 3 pieces of art a day for 5 days, Art Challenge, by Mark Mitchell. This is the last post. The theme for today is “Story Books”, that I’ve illustrated  I put up illustrations from three different books.

I would love to give everyone a break, so I’m not tagging anybody for the Art Challenge. If you want to do it, then tell me and I’ll tag you!

The books:

Buddy, The Wayward Wolverine

Firestorm in the Forest

Buddy and the Magic Chicken Tree

The Art Challenge, Day 4 … Fur, Fins and Feathers

It’s day four! I was tagged to do the 3 pieces of art a day for 5 days, Art Challenge, by Mark Mitchell. Hey Mark, this is starting to feel like homework. The theme for today is “Fur, Fins and Feathers.”  I put up something old and something new.

I would love to see Ruth of Ruth’s Artwork do the Art Challenge. I picked Ruth because of her amazing pen and ink/watercolor, mixed media, architectural illustrations. She also does wonderful animals. She does lots of fantastic commissions. I recommend you check out her site.

Prints are available at Fine Art America.

Let’s Call It A Wrap

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Illustrating Buddy wore me out, and Buddy too.

I’m done illustrating Buddy.  Now we wait for the official release.  I think I’m going to take a nap too.

Forestry Friday … The Real Buddy

Buddy and the Magic Chicken Tree is the second installment about Buddy the wolverine.  Here is a sample from the upcoming story.  It is written by author illustrator MaryA Livingston and wildlife biologist Amanda Shufelberger.  It is illustrated by me, Tim Livingston.

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Buddy loves his chicken!  Image courtesy of Red Tail Publishing.

Buddy, the Wayward Wolverine, published by Red Tail Publishing in 2013, is a fantastical story of a real wolverine.

Buddy is the subject of Forestry Friday, because he was original discovered during forestry research projects.  One carnivore study run by wildlife biologist Amanda Shufelberger inventories carnivores on private forestland.  The data is used to ensure that proper forest management techniques are implemented to protect and enhance carnivore habitat.

Buddy presence was first discovered in 2008.  His DNA places his roots in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho.  We can only imagine how Buddy got to California – Buddy, the Wayward Wolverine.  These are some of the videos from the wildlife camera taken as part of the carnivore study.

Buddy Returns in 2014!

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Buddy the Wayward Wolverine will be back again in 2014.  A new adventure with Buddy will be out this year.  Watch for him!  Buddy the Wayward Wolverine is available at Red Tail Publishing.

Buddy The Wayward Wolverine

Meet Buddy, The Wayward Wolverine

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Buddy The Wayward Wolverine is based on the real life lone wolverine living in California.  Nobody knows how he got here.  He is related to the wolverines of the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho.  This is the fantastical tale of Buddy’s journey.  Written by Maryᴀ Livingston, The Backdoor Artist, and Amanda Shufelberger, the main Buddy biologist.  Illustrated by yours truly the Forester Artist.

We will be at a book signing at the Whole Earth and Watershed Festival, in Redding, California at City Hall on Saturday, April 27th from 10am to 4pm.  Come down to the Red Tail Publishing booth if you are in the area.

Buddy The Wayward Wolverine is also available at REDTAIL.COM.