This is a free hand digital painting done in Corel Painter using a Wacom Tablet.
It is one of a few illustrations I had done for one of the children’s books I was trying to get published.

I have 5-6 at publishers getting rejected regularly, lol.
it sounds discouraging …then you realize the first “Harry Potter” book was rejected a few times as well.

ahhh maybe someday.

I have been an Art Director in the Video Games industry for almost 15 years. It’s a lot of fun, but it’s a lot more work than most people realize.The hours are long and the responsibilities are many. It has left little time or energy for some of my more time consuming creative endeavors, sculpture,3D Modelling, illustration and film making, especially when balancing a family.

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  • Shoosht
    Shooshtalmost 3 years ago

    I love this. Could totally imagine kids loving it too. So funny.

  • Thank you Sal, I am glad you liked it.

    – Peyton Duncan

  • linaji
    linajialmost 3 years ago

    OH my Goodness… in awe again Peyton added you to my watchlist as I don’t wanna miss a thing ever again!! Big Fan!

  • HaHa Linaji..don’t blink. Thanks for the comment , much appreciated.


    – Peyton Duncan

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenalmost 3 years ago

    Well they are idiots…I have been sick with strep throat, recently moved away from my beloved Tennessee ( I WILL be back!) and my kids and my two favorite little boys. I also just lost my dog (who was loved liked a child) , a Golden named Bailey, to a sudden illness. The las week or so have been horrible. Yet, in spite of it all….I noticed this adorable image Children’s books are notoriously difficult to get published. Hang in there…I can see myself reading this to my 5 year old grandson someday!

  • Thank you so much, Karen it sounds like you have had a rough week, I hope it gets better for you.
    Thank you again for your words of engouragement.


    – Peyton Duncan

  • Syberdon
    Syberdonalmost 3 years ago

    If at first you don’t succeed………..
    I have no doubt that, with your talent, it is only a matter of time. (and maybe timing)

  • Thanks Don,
    I assume the more I try the more likely it is to happen…and I’m in no hurry.

    – Peyton Duncan

  • Diane Johnson-Mosley
    Diane Johnson-...almost 3 years ago

    LOL, wonderful work!

  • Thanks Diane, I am glad you liked it.

    – Peyton Duncan

  • Kable
    Kablealmost 3 years ago

    This is fantastic,, you work is outstanding, and I have no doubt that you will have your books published soon…kids would love this:)

  • Thanks Kable,
    Your comments are very appreciated.

    – Peyton Duncan

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwualmost 3 years ago
  • Thank you Shanghaiwu,
    It’s an honor.

    – Peyton Duncan

  • Bryan Freeman
    Bryan Freemanalmost 3 years ago

    This is awesome! You know the song American Pie, and a lot of others, got rejected something like 20 times before it was accepted. Keep at it and I’m sure you’ll get accepted soon.

  • Thanks Bryan,
    That is why i keep submitting..the more i get rejected the better the company I am in…lol

    – Peyton Duncan

  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...almost 3 years ago

    Oh, well done! And good luck!!

  • Thank you Donna

    – Peyton Duncan

  • IrisGelbart
    IrisGelbartalmost 3 years ago

    wonderful painting……

  • Thank you Iris

    – Peyton Duncan

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