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2017 Calendar Contest

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Created for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (Northern Ohio) 2017 Calendar Contest

Jan Benham

DI #32

Page 316

DI #31

Page 298

DI #30

Page 356

DI #29

Page 484

illustration of The supplies head back to school. pencil, brush, glue, walking, talking, school days, neighborhood street, blue sky, smiling, happy, cute, lovable, bright, colorful, backpack, tennis shoes, ballet slippers, flip-flops, pony tail, hair bow
illustration of Doctor Dolittle, children's story, reading aloud, man with tall hat, glasses, mustache, piglet, hedgehog, horse, horse with glasses, parrot, mice, dog, duck, chicken, rabbit, bunny, pushmi-pullyu,, bright, colorful, happy, smiling, cute, talking, laughing
illustration of swinging, joyful, gleeful, happy, smiling, playful, child, blue sky, clouds, freedom,
illustration of ice cream, ice cream stand, day in the park, park stand, buying ice cream, cute, smiling, happy, excited, eager, bright, lovable, colorful, bear, calf, cow, lamb, sheep, dog, cat, kite flyer, sailboat
illustration of cartoon, cute lovable, elephant, baby elephant, little girl, ballet, ballerina, 3-d, cut paper, smiling, happy
illustration of cute, lovable, friendly, reading, interested, smiling, happy, lamb, pig, kangaroo, elephant, deer, mice, mouse, bird, birds, giraffe, cow, cat, puppy, dog, bear, teddy bear, read aloud, coloring book, sitting, easy chair, Ohio
illustration of cartoon, black and white line, coloring book, parade, marching, marching band, bass drum, trumpet, tuba, sousaphone, sax saxophone, clarinet, lively, happy, smiling, friendly, flag, book lovers, giraffe, hippo, cow, cat, striped cat, elephant, mouse, banner, music, cute
illustration of hippo, alligator, gator, dog, mystery, Sherlock, detective, hippo in a dress, gator in tennis shoes, cute, lovable, accusing, arguing, thinking, observing, explaining, colorful, fanciful,
illustration of free, birds, hippo, gator, alligator, bird in flight, bird on branch, dog, detective, sad, kind, happy, wise, smiling, waving, colorful, bright, cut paper, cut felt, cartoon
illustration of Chicken Little, fairy tale, gullibility, overreacting, seeing opportunity, taking advantage of others, fox, rooster, duck, goose, turkey, drama queen, bird
illustration of dog, dog on ladder, dog flying plane, cat, cat painting, pig on a blanket, pig, pig reading, sheep, sheep reading newspaper, mouse climbing, lady bug, birds in a nest, bird reading, kangaroo, kangaroo flying a kite, rhino running, tortoise and hare racing, turtle, rabbit, horse, horse on a skateboard, bears, bear splashing in a fountain, plane banner, summer, summer fun, blue sky, green grass, path, right, colorful, happy joyful, looking in a window, looking out a window
illustration of Three Blind Mice, mouse, crone, knife, floor boards, wallpaper, nursery rhyme, cartoon, cute, mice, running, sun glasses, scary, threatening, humorous, shadows
illustration of boy, age 8, dog, ball, running, smiling, ball cap, glasses, blonde, happy, waving
illustration of Boy, overweight, disabled, age 10, happy, smiling, loving, dog, lovable, cute, colorful, wheelchair
illustration of girl, age 9-10, dog, running, happy, gardening, watering can, trowel, bright, smiling, colorful, loving, joyful, outdoors, nature, red hair, caucasian, summertime
illustration of girl, age 6-8, jumping rope, jump rope, African American, pigtails, hair bows, happy, smiling, bright colors, joyful
illustration of Boy, age 4-6, tablet computer, redhead, caucasian, preschool, bright colors, interested, sitting on floor, happy, smile, education, learning, intelligent, striped shirt, cartoon
illustration of cat, Chessie cat, Cheshire cat, dancing, happy, smiling, joyous, striped, cartoon, animal, fun, colorful, whimsical,
illustration of bear, cartoon, happy, smiling, colorful, banjo, musical, sitting, strumming, singing
illustration of bears, christmas, gifts, sledding, happy, smiling, cute, colorful, active
illustration of bear, cartoon, happy, smiling, red balloon, floating, blue sky, colorful, fun, whimsical
illustration of grandma, grandkids, reading, snuggled, happy, smiling, engaged, bright, colorful, baby, preschool, pre-teen, ball cap, braces, sitting, kneeling, bears
illustration of bear, age 10-11, boy, reading, braces, laughing, happy, engaged, sitting, relaxed, ball cap, magazine, cartoon, colorful, chair
illustration of cat, cartoon, Cheshire cat, Chessie cat, striped, happy, smiling, grinning, colorful, riding scooter,
illustration of dog, running, cartoon, large eyes, happy, smiling, colorful
illustration of cow, smiling, waving, standing upright, spotted, whimsical, earrings, bracelets, bling, necklace, purple
illustration of cute, lovable, cartoon, mole, glasses, red balloon, toadstool, colorful, friendly, smiling happy
illustration of blue bird, bluejay, cartoon, ball cap, big eyes, smiling, happy, swing, 3-d, bird
illustration of chocolate bear, bear, valentine, cartoon, chocolate, sweet, love, colorful, flowers, happy, loving, smiling, whimsical, balloons, heart balloons, hearts, tasty, edible
illustration of Rhino, exercising, treadmill, cartoon, effort, trying hard, overweight, running, puffing, colorful, whimsical, funny, healthy, workout, working out, sweating, bright
illustration of older man, smiling waving, resort wear, sunglasses, toothless smile, curmudgeon
illustration of happy, smiling, cute, apple, pear, lemon, animated, package design, typography, colorful
illustration of bulldog, dog, pool, floating, cocktail, inner tube, sunshine, wine label, typography, smiling, relaxed
illustration of snowman, skating, smiling, happy, joyful, proud, holidays, winter, Christmas, fun-loving, scarf, hat,
illustration of dog, dachshund, airplane, aviator, starry night, winter scene, Christmas, holidays, flying, happy, smiling
illustration of Christmas, Hannukah, gay, reindeer, Rudolph, snow, starry night, smiling, happy, red nose, winter, holiday, mennorah
illustration of Christmas, winter, winter scene, village, toy train, snow, snowy sky, ice skating, children, decorations, smoking chimney
illustration of toboggan, snowman, snowwoman, dog, snowy, sled, Christmas, hilly, starry night, night scene, red hat, top hat, red scarf, green scarf, smiling, waving, happy, colorful
illustration of dog, running, spilled water, smoking fire, chaos, oy joy, laughing, birds, fire fireplace, christmas tree, christmas lights, christmas, presents, holiday
illustration of flying pig, pink, aviator jacket, goggles, cowgirl, starry night, rainbow, smiles, moon, smiling man in the moon, when pigs fly
illustration of cartoon, kangaroo, baby, tennis, pink, smiling, jumping, ball, smiling, mother and child, active, happy, whimsical, colorful,
illustration of bird singing, diva, opera, drama queen, bright, cheerful, springtime, music, yellow bird, cartoon, humorous, character, feminine, bird
illustration of happy, naked as a jaybird, running, joyful, springtime, streaking, smiling flowers, cute bird, Blue Jay
illustration of flowers, smiling, drinking wine, worms, laughing, drinking martinis, happy, colorful, celebration, summer
illustration of Rhino, bubble bath, bathroom, bathing, reading, ipad, tiles, bathtub, black dress, red shoes, red lips, reading glasses, middle age, dating
illustration of Worm, umbrella, raindrops, stripes, happy, smiling, large eyes, springtime,
illustration of frog, smiling, walking, waving, talking, green, spotted, whimsical
illustration of swinging on a star, starry night, dog, smiling, man in the moon, happy, joyful
illustration of turtle, whimsical, skating, pink, smiling, happy, racing, roller skates
illustration of When the cows come home, cows, rooster, man in the moon, partying, party, starry night, dawn, pre-dawn, country road, sports car, convertible, happy
illustration of alligator, smiling, braces, waving flag,
illustration of bird wearing boots, balloon heart on a string, kite, umbrella, sunflower, hot air balloon, crab, popsicle, squirrel, autumn leaf, turkey snowman, flat, colorful, cute, calendar, seasons, months, winter, spring, summer, fall
illustration of 20's, red hair, fashion, female, blue eyes, business, happy, running, business suit, long hair
illustration of ladybug, ant, spider, violin, bear, dandelions, spiderweb, magnifying glass, stream
illustration of gumball, gumball machine, moon, sun, frog, jack in the box, paintbrush, smiles, smiling, happy
illustration of smiling faces, smiley faces, laughing, toothy grin, happy face, happy
illustration of dog, frog, bunny, rabbit, hopping, cow, alligator, gator, barking, tail wagging, skateboard, teeth, smiles, happy
illustration of dog, dog bone, cat, waving, mouse, big ears, cheese, smiles, happy
illustration of apple, sunglasses, beach ball, tiger, bee bird walking, moon dog, running, elephant, swing, fish, jumping, hand, waving, octopus, pencil, sun, rainbow, flower, smiling, smiles
illustration of bear, elephant, cat, dog, thumbs up, swing, swinging, wagon, riding, joyful, smiling, happy, badges

Profile

Jan Benham is an illustrator/designer who enjoys creating happy, whimsical images. She received her BFA from Miami University and worked for a TV station, an ad agency and a design studio before becoming a full-time freelancer. Clients include: Highlights for Children, Ohio Health, McGraw-Hill Publishing, Abbott Laboratories, Nationwide Insurance, OCLC, USI Affinity, The Ohio State University, Battelle Memorial Institute, Cordage Paper, Central Ohio Breathing Association, The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Presbyterian Homes, Columbus Monthly Magazine and United Way.

Style/Techniques

Airbrush, Animation, Black & White, Caricature, Cartoon, Cut Paper, Design, Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Lettering, Line, Texture, 3-D Rendering, Type Design, Digital Sculpture, Whimsical, Vector

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Animals, Character Development, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Computers, Editorial, Education, Family, Fashion/Cosmetics, Food, Greeting Cards, Health, Holidays, Icons, Leisure, Mystery, Nature, Packaging, People, Sports, Toys & Games, Travel, Web Illustration, Food/Beverage, Lifestyle, Feminine, Masculine, Youth, Ethnic