Friday Favorites #9: Illustrator Spotlight on Timothy Basil Ering


Tressa over at Tressa’s Wishful Endings
hosts this meme, Friday Favorites.  I use this opportunity to highlight and feature some of my favorite illustrators.

Today I am featuring an illustrator that I thought I had just discovered, only to realize I’ve read several books with his artwork in them! Welcome to Timothy Basil Ering.

About Timothy Basil Ering:

Timothy Basil Ering is an illustrator and an author.

Timothy has illustrated numerous books for children of all
ages. He is the illustrator, and also the author of the very popular
picture books “Necks Out for Adventure!” and “The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone” (which has been wonderfully adapted to the stage by Rogue Artist Ensemble in Los Angeles, CA).

Another notable book that Timothy illustrated is the Newbery Award winning “The Tale of Despereaux” by Kate DiCamillo. The Tale of Despereaux is published in languages all around the world and is also a motion picture.

Timothy studied illustration and fine art at the Art Center
College of Design in Pasadena, CA. He is very inspired by his adventures
on, around, and in the ocean. While Timothy is busy creating art and
stories for books, he is also busy painting images of fish, seascapes,
and landscapes redolent with evidence of his beloved life as a Cape

Has anyone else noticed how the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA spits out some VERY incredible artists?  Several of my favorite artists are graduates from that college.

Stalk Timothy:

Not much to stalk, I’m afraid. 🙁




The thing I love about Timothy’s work is that it isn’t straight forward.  It is so imaginative and loose.  I love his impressionistic style and the energy that oozes out of each one of his pieces.

I love the way he can capture emotion and expression with a few wild lines and some bold brush strokes.

Books by or with Art By Timothy Basil Ering:

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  • Reply
    Tressa S
    August 30, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    He has a very interesting style. It's almost hard to tell that some of his pictures are the same author too. Love the ship one and the pictures for the Tale of Despereaux. Thanks for linking again!

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

    • Reply
      August 31, 2013 at 1:35 am

      I wish I could have found more examples of his artwork, but his website was pretty sparse, and he didn't have a blog or anything. 🙁

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    Adriana Garcia
    August 30, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    His style also looks very flexible. Like he could draw anything or anyone. I like it. It's eclectic (:

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      August 31, 2013 at 1:37 am

      I really like his artwork. You are right, he does have a wide range. That's why I didn't realize I had seen his artwork before; because his artwork is always different.

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    August 31, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Great post Dena, I am familiar with the illustrations but knew nothing about the author, thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      September 2, 2013 at 2:13 am

      Thanks Kimba. I know I am always recognizing artist's work, but they don't get the same notoriety that authors do. That's why I do these spotlights. And because I like art.

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