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The Familiars - Cover by imaginism The Familiars - Cover by imaginism
Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to illustrate Harper Collin's new children's novel titled 'The Familiars'. The book has finally hit the shelves.

'The Familiars' is a kid's story about three young wizard apprentices who are kidnapped by the evil queen of a distant land and it is up to their familiars, their magical animal companions -- a street smart alley cat, a precocious blue jay, and a bumbling tree frog -- to save them.

In 2012 the book will also be made into a feature film by Sony Pictures Animation directed by Sam Raimi. Excited to see the book translate into the film.

Here is the painting for the cover of the book, if you would like to see the final cover, please click here. I also illustrated the interior illustrations as well, it has been a great project and learned a lot from it!

-~ChanP
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Sanluris Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I love that book, and especially the cover! I remember it clearly, as well as the illustrations inside the book too. :)
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Crimson-Wolf2323 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awww i love these books and the cover art was awesome 
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9Cirno9 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
I love 'The Familiars'. It's my favourite series of books! Well done!
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typhoonlagun Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So you're the wonderful mastermind behind the artwork!<3

I just recently started reading those books and decided to find some art. This is really nice. You're a great artist!<33
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Blackbolt64 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Magic!! Clap 
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Crazycavy2010-2013 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love this book

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TheButlerKitty Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student Artist
I love that book. So much.THANK YOU FOR BEING THE ILLUSTRATOR! I took Aldwyn's look to make my 'Me and my familiar' picture.
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DouglasGordon67 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Cool , I love it
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noboda Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Did you illustrate the other two books as well?
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Nightwitch69 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
love it
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Swifttail28 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is AWESOME! I love this book C:
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AnimeRaves10 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I love this book so far. I'm still reading it
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Sonic-Amy123 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG THIS BOOK IS SO AWESOME I HEARD THERES GONNA BE A MOVIE AND THE SECOND BOOK IS AT MY LIBRARY epic tottaly epic I love aldwyn did I spell his name right? and still on page 241 he hasn't revealed that he not telekinesis cat or is he?....
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blackstar6400 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
i loved this book!
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MookieandSquid Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
I love the cover art to these books. I'm also a big fan of the books as well.
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SeaGreenOwl Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The book was amazing, and I wasn't expecting to meet the person who drew the pictures. I look up to you, your awesome.
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MarsieZeWerewolfie Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing cover! Also ^.^ I read the book and fell in love with said story
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FrankietheCat Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My god. You did this cover! I adore this book. Very nice job on this!
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Ducklee6 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMGOMGOMG I LOVE THIS BOOK AND IT IS COMING OUT IN A MOVIE?!?!?!?!?! EPICNESS!!!!!
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SeaGreenOwl Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is,it says it on wiki. I can't wait.
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Ducklee6 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:squee:
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deathrattle3 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
there is a book called the guide to wizardry, in which it tells you about aldwyns academy and how everything goes down at the academy. everyone has a familiar, animals that choose you by your personality and they start to look like you and get your characteristics. but if you dont have a familiar, you go to an event, and they help you. during this event you cant eat, drink or sleep, until you find your familiar. dragons are rare, if you like playing with fire you get a dragon. xD
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Featherfur95 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
I JUST finished this and I must say... Great job with all of that!
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EarthlyNugget Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very eye-catching once again, unique, and very magical. Stunning job!
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Bluu-Vorel Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! I actually read this (I was way to old for it lol) but I picked it of the shelf because of the cover! :)
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slemire Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I read this book when it first came out, and to know you did the great illistrations makes it even better!
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GalaxyGoats Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! I've read this book, and when I saw that you've illustrated the cover I almost died.
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Optimistic-Whiteout Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Amazing! I was actually drawn to this book by the amazing cover art, and I've been reading it since I got it at the library yesterday. And I had no idea this is going to be made into a movie, but I could just imagine it as a film. Can't wait~ :ohnoes:
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Spottedmoth321 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student General Artist
I have this book!
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snowpaw9 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
YOU are the one who made this cover?! I love this book and i saw this picture on my copy of the book! :eyepopping:
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haloangel21 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're serious of The Famliars being made into a movie??? :O_o:
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unipegacorn Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
I have this book!
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Cra-ZShaker Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I love that book!
Sam Raimi's directing? yay!
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FruitBat2011 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
I think I saw that book at either the library or the bookstore this weekend...

I'll pick it up, and let you know what I think.

Awesome work.
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shuufly Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Love the cover. Might need to pick up the book, too!
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TeaLiliChan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
a great picture from a wonderful imagination^^
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TeaLiliChan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
wow so fantastic
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1KatzederNacht Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Greetings,I love,love your art!!! I think it's fantastic,really awesome and so close to nature....absolutely amazing
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meowtzy Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this image so much! It really expresses a fairytale... Great job!
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SapphirexBlue Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, that sounds like a great idea! :D
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Mysteriousclaimings Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
I love that book! congrats!
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Tsabouna Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Student General Artist
I'm currently reading the book and it's very interesting. I had no idea you designed the cover! Well done!
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fyefan0 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
OMG I READ THIS BOOK! YOU ACTUALLY DREW THE COVER!! :wow:
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sanctuary-meadow Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, I quite like it!!!

The soft tones though deep ones are really nice, and the composition, how everything is placed out and the background bring across the magical atmosphere I would assume of the book.
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syclopskitten Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Did you make the cover for the book?
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syclopskitten Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
OMG! I reading the book right now its sooooooooooooo good! And the pic is perfect!
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DespicableUs Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
too cool! I saw this book, I ought to buy it.
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FruityOpal Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congrats on landing such a great job; I can only hope that when I eventually get my arse in gear I come across such a fantastic opportunity. Well deserved, great work :)
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baboonfan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
I liked the book. I hope the movie lives up to it.
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Elfowlgirl Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
OMG I LOVE THE BOOK.

Thanks for designing an awesome cover!
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