Summer is here and we are all doing our “summer things” while we run around and visit with friends and family, go to the beach, the mountains, the lakes, etc.!
Make sure you take the time to relax with a good book, get that journal out and start some fun writing, and open that sketch book and draw what you wish!
Summer is the time to explore, learn new things on your own, and be creative. Find the things that you love and write about them, draw them, and read about them!
Summer days pass too fast, so enjoy them to the fullest. Make memories!
My best wishes to you as you laze away the summer daze!
I hope everyone is having a great school year so far!
I will be traveling to many schools in the next several weeks and I will be posting some pictures from my travels.
Stay tuned for more updates!
Happy New Year to all my friends and family! I look forward to a great 2017. I am visiting over 40 schools this Spring and still have a few openings, so if you are interested in having a fun day of stories, drawings, and books… I’m your man!
I hope you all have a wonderful school year and I hope to see you on a planet nearby soon!
Read what I had to say on the impact of picture books on Picture Book Month’s website. Enjoy!
Why Picture Books Are Important Ralph Masiello
Here is a bit of a teaser. This is part of an Alien drawing book that will be coming out. You can see this is an unfinished piece. See the test paper I have on the right? That is where I test how the paper will absorb whatever medium I am using to color the picture. It is important to test ink and other media before using it to see how it interacts with the type of paper or surface you are using.
Here is a link to an article recently written about my life, my art, my school visits, etc. Feel free to share the link! (Ignore my crazy hair. I didn’t know I was going to have my picture taken 😉 )
Children’s book author and illustrator is a local treasure
I hope you are all having a great summer!
Are you reading?
Are you writing?
Are you drawing?
Are you getting outside and enjoying nature?
Are you keeping your body and mind exercised?
Soon I will be updating this site with downloadable,videos, and even some secrets!
Here is a quick 2-3 minute sketch I did with charcoal. I love my charcoal drawing tools!
Have a great day and I will update soon!