Ustyme launch and my illustrator debut

The new children's book publisher, ustyme, launched on September 25th, and with it, was my illustrator debut. Since March, I have had the tremendous fortune to illustrate three of the books in the ustyme library. Below are some samples of the illustrations I created for Edward Lear's The Owl and the Pussycat, plus my original thumbnail sketches:

The Bong Tree
© 2013 Kendra Shedenhelm

The Piggy-wig © 2013 Kendra Shedenhelm

It's Love. © 2013 Kendra Shedenhelm

The Wedding Feast © 2013 Kendra Shedenhelm

Initial thumbnails/storyboard
for The Owl and the Pussycat

Ustyme even included my Owl and the Pussycat illustrations in their launch video: Their app is free, and the books are available for download at about $.99 to $1.99 each. The ustyme team has been amazing to work with, and I hope that anyone that has the technology will give this app a try.

To see my selected illustrations for Edward Lear's Nonsense Alphabet and the Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, please visit my new online portfolio at