Wednesday, December 26, 2012

"Goodnight Safari" among Best Book Apps of 2012

Best Book Apps of 2012

I am so thrilled to announce that "Goodnight Safari" by Polk Street Press, the first book app I illustrated, made it to the Best Book Apps of 2012 list by Kirkus Review!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

"Gingerbread House" - another Christmas Card movie by Luciana Illustration!

gingerbread-xmas2012 from Luciana Powell on Vimeo."Gingerbread House" another Luciana Illustration film

After the hugely popular, Academy-Award winning, critically acclaimed 2010 Christmas Card Movie "Christmas Tree", Luciana Illustration releases its newest production: "Gingerbread House", which is already generating Oscar buzz!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

... and speaking of lists....

.... 2 of my books made this list from Today's Parent, I'm very honored to be in company of lots of luminaires. check M is for Monkey and X for Xiaosaurus!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

... t'is the season when I pine for snow....

... and all my friends think I'm crazy.

... t'is the season of Best of 2012 lists...

Very happy to report that "My Dad is the Best Playground" was picked for the Best of 2012 Children's Picture book for Latinidad List by editor Marcela Landres! You can check out the full list here:
I'm so honored to be part of this group!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Luciana Illustration at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art museum store!!

I designed this fun floaty pen for the SFMOMA about 10 years ago and was very happy to see they are still being sold at the museum store.... and then the best surprise of all... Alphasaurus and Shapeasaurus at the kids book section of the store!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Luciana Illustration meets Polk Street Press

Luciana Illustration was in San Francisco and finally had a chance to meet Libby Roin of Polk Street Press! It was delightful and I got a sneak peek of how AMAZING the new app "Spatter and Spark" is going to be!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Alphasaurus and Colorasaurs are out....

... this Wednesday July 25th! Illustrating a book for Chronicle Books has been a dream of mine for years! Everything they put out is absolutely top-notch quality. I am still pinching myself! Dino lovers of the world, you won't be disappointed, these books are fun, educational, and yes, beautiful.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Book trailer premiers today!

at the Watch.Connect.Read blog! Check it out! Thank you again boys and girls of Solana Beach and Rancho Santa Fe for sharing your playing moments with me!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

... found on the shelves!

My friend Kristin went to a book store that didn't have my books, so she made them order it! How awesome is that? Now here they are!! Barnes and Noble in Encinitas, CA! thank you for the picture and the handsome model Kristin!

Monday, June 4, 2012

What is going on in there???

I am re-organizing my portfolio for the process of building a brand new website. I found these old illustrations from 2009, when I was pregnant with my second son. I didn't know if it was a boy or a girl, the only thing I knew is that the little person kicked like crazy! So I did this little series as an homage, trying to guess what kind of activity he or she was doing in there!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Hippos and Swimming...

... two things I love.

Book Trailer now in a screen near you!

Take a look at the book trailer I produced for "My Dad is the Best Playground" ! My sincere thank you to all these adorable boys and girls who shared their dad-playground experiences with me!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Warwick's Weekend with Locals: Luciana Navarro Powell

Come over to say hi and I will sign your book at Warwick's books at 7812 Girard Avenue, La Jolla.  June 16th from 12:00 to 2pm!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

First 2 dinosaur books arrived in the mail today!

Print quality is top notch as everything made by Chronicle Books! Can't wait for these books release, they are gorgeous! I could just drop dead happy right now.

Friday, March 16, 2012

... on a roll!

... another oldie but goldie that I found today, A is for Armadillo's Amazing Acrobacies

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Alphasaurus and Colorasaurus...

...will help the little ones to count and learn the alphabet as easy as ABCD-dinosaur! I illustrated these fun board books last year for another DREAM of a client....Keep tuned....

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

First copy of "My Dad is the Best Playground"...

... arrived in the mail yesterday! SO EXCITING to touch the real book! The book will be available on May 8th, I can't wait to be able to share it with you all!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My Interview in the Girllustrators blog!

The Girllustrators is an all female illustration group in Austin, TX. They asked me a couple of questions a few months ago about how I use technology in my illustration work. The interview came out yesterday and I am so honored to be in company of such amazing illustrators like Melinda Beck, David Kirk, Stephen Savage... Star struck!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Goodnight Safari now available - and is the #2 paid book app at the App Store!

The first book app I ever illustrated is now available at the App Store! Download it today! An adorable bed time story for your little ones.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy 2012!

Nothing better than start the year working! I'm illustrating a series of 4 books for Chronicle Books, one of my favorite publishers and dream client. The first two will be out December 2012, I've been working all holiday on final art for the first two! Meanwhile... countdown for the Goodnight Safari launch, check out a sneak peek video here:

What a great way to bring in 2012!