I’m Back… And I’m coming with new illustrations, products and etc.


For almost a year, I’ve been so busy that everything with my books and illustrations slowed down and little has been done toward my projects. But, I’m so happy to be back 100%.

The good thing is that over the last two months I’ve been working with Matt, an art coach, who has really helped me  fine-tune some things with my illustrations. So, If you’re looking for some online tutorials or an Art Coach look up http://www.drawing-tutorials-online.com. Matt is a great teacher and really can help guide you in your art journey.

WorldsToDiscover_BeAdventurous-TaleeI’ve also started working on some t-shirt designs while working on my very long WIP Talee book, Talee and the Enchanted Flower. During the two month coaching I’ve been re-working some of the illustrations so I’m excited with the new direction I’m going as well as some of the T-Shirt Concepts that I’m working on. I’m really like this Be Adventurous design. I’ll print and post a t-shirt this week see you can see how it looks.

I’m also very excited about being able to offer t-shirts. My new WorldsToDiscover.com site should be up by the end of this month… no later then mid-August.

I’m currently building a new JMcManus Design site where I will offer some illustrations and etc. as a Creative Commons License. As I create new illustrations I will upload them to the site for purchase. Of course none of the Talee illustrations will be on the JMcManus Design site but I’m creating new characters as we speak. I already have a couple of concepts sketched out. So, if you have a blog, website and or etc and are looking for some illustrations for your site I hope you stop by and checkout it out. I’ll let you know when the site is up.

Also, Let me know what you think of my recent illustrations. Feedback is a great way for me to see how I’m growing and progressing.

Have a great day… and be adventurous.


Talee and Cora Illustration WIP

I’m currently working on an illustration for my book. I have several illustrations in different stages and this is one of the ones I’m focused on finishing. It’s of Talee and Cora reading a book.

Sketches, bot battles and more…

Hey Everyone,

IMG_9471How is your summer going? Mine is going good. My kids are out of school and we have a lot planned this summer. My daughter went to robot camp for the first time and had a blast. On the last two days they had a IMG_9602bot battle. She won. 🙂 Her bot is the big square one. They tried to gain up on her and push her off the battle zone but it didn’t work. That’s my girl!

While she was at camp I took that time to sketch. The camp was an hour away so no need to go home only to have to turn around go pick her up.

I mostly worked on some stuff I needed to practice, like hands and etc. I also worked on some of the sketches for the update of Talee and the Fallen Object book. I want to republish it with color illustrations. So, if you already have the ebook look for the update in the coming weeks. But of course, I’ll let you know when the update is available.

Here some sketches I’ve done recently. Which are more fun to do than book illustrations some times … 🙂 but don’t tell any one.

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I’m also working on some background illustrations for my new book. I’m filling in the background and etc with house and trees to make it look more grand… I guess that’s the word.

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Well, that’s my update. Talk to you soon.