IndieWritersReview Welcomes Find the Cutes Playtime by by Vincent and Celestial Noot!


Hello Everyone! Today I am very excited to have the opportunity to host a wonderfully innovative project Find the Cutes Playtime by by Vincent and Celestial Noot!  IndieWritersReview is helping to spread the word regarding this KickStarter project which if the need amount is received, this awesome Children’s Activity Book will be produced. The mission of  Find the Cutes Playtime  is based on that concept that children are creative and have a huge imagination. So authors Vincent and Celestial Noot states that this activity book will ” It sparks the imagination, stimulates dialogue without words, educates, entertains, and inspires.”

 

So please take a look at what this educational and entertaining read is all about by checking out more of the details and beautiful illustrations below!

 

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ABOUT THE  ARTIST

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Vincent and Celestial Noot

Contact: Find The Cutes

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Vincent Noot was born on April 16th, 1982. He has been drawing since he was 4 years of age. ”Putting fantasies and thoughts into images has always been like making dreams become real”, he says. Vincent Noot studied Illustration and Graphics at the University of arts St. Lucas in Gent, Belgium.

He also completed a study in portrait drawing, cartoon drawing and an airbrush course. He has professional experience in both the Netherlands and several other countries in Europe, Asia. and North America. He has provided courses and evening workshops, events and arts education in schools.

Click here for Vincent’s Art webpage.

In 2012, the idea for “Find the Cutes” started developing. He relates, “I was doing a lot of cartoon assignments for the owner of a child daycare franchise. It made me realize that this was really my style, that I should do more with my cartoons. As a kid, I always spend hours looking into search books, but there were some elements missing. ‘Find the Cutes’ focuses a lot on children: drawing kids playing at Birthday parties, school, a swimming pool, etc. I love children, and I love drawing. What better way to combine them?” Every page is beautiful and took many hours of drawing, coloring, and designing. ”Find the Cutes” is a masterpiece of art.

 

Find the Cutes Playtime

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We knew our book had to stand out. It had to have that extra something that makes you want it and be impressed with it, so that you recommend it to others personally and in reviews. You need to feel your money was worth it. So why buy “Find the Cutes – Playtime?” Because it’s not a regular children’s book.

– It keeps you and your children entertained for hours.
– The illustrations look beautiful.
– It’s educational.
– It’s cute and funny. 

 

What is “Find the Cutes – Playtime”? 
Children are creative and have a huge imagination. In society today, despite all the technology and opportunities, the greatest happiness is often found in the home. Children give families that extra enthusiastic energy. “Find the Cutes – Playtime” is based on that concept. It sparks the imagination, stimulates dialogue without words, educates, entertains, and inspires.

What inspired you as an artist? 
As a child, I was much intrigued by search books. I spent hours looking for the right characters and objects on every page. But I discovered there weren’t many different ones out there. Over the years, I developed a unique cartoon style that I was able to use for several companies and assignments. Together with my ideas and the concept of a search book, my wife and I came up with a search book and a fun family as the main characters.

 

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Find The Cutes

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Who are the Cutes?
The Cutes are a family. Their last name is “Cute” and all the kids’ names start with a “C”: Carissa, Chaz, Cade, Cammy, and Cindy. The story is based on the “second-mom” phenomenon: As the oldest daughter you sometimes get to babysit your younger siblings a lot. That’s how it can work in bigger families. In every illustration I tried to show their innocence and playfulness.

 

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What inspired you as an illustrator?
As a child, I was much intrigued by search books. I spent hours looking for the right characters and objects on every page. But I discovered there weren’t that many different ones out there. Over the years, I developed a unique cartoon style that I was able to use for several companies and assignments. Together with my ideas and the concept of a search book, my wife (then girlfriend) and I came up with a search book and a fun family as the main characters.

 

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What inspired you as an illustrator?
As a child, I was much intrigued by search books. I spent hours looking for the right characters and objects on every page. But I discovered there weren’t that many different ones out there. Over the years, I developed a unique cartoon style that I was able to use for several companies and assignments. Together with my ideas and the concept of a search book, my wife (then girlfriend) and I came up with a search book and a fun family as the main characters.

How did you come up with each page, and how long did it take to draw them?
Before each page, I brainstorm about as many creative, funny things that could happen. For example, I divided the Birthday Party page into section of balloons, ball pit, presents, etc. Children can be very silly. So I think of what they’d do with a balloon, like rubbing it over their hair, letting it go into the air, binding it to their ears, popping it, etc. Each page took almost 100 hours to sketch, draw, color on the computer, etc. Each person is hand-drawn and colored in Photoshop. My wife, Celestial, did most of the storytelling. The whole book took 1 year to finish. Some drawings are based on real events. Sometimes something funny that happened in our lives, comes back in the drawings. For instance, when I was dating my wife, we both took a bite of the same huge hotdog at the same time. So in the Swimming Pool page, I drew a boy and a girl eating a hotdog at the same time.

Who is the book for?
Children ages 3 and up. Adults could enjoy it too. With 12 pages of things to search for, kids could be entertained for hours. Not only are we going to make a book, but we are planning on making it a tablet game for the ipad, kindle, and other devices. That will be a stretch goal if we make it.

Are you on social media?
We have a website, http://www.findthecutes.com, which will be the means of selling our book once it’s updated with a payment system. We are also on Facebook, Google Plus, Pinterest, Twitter, and Tumblr. Feel free to look us up and follow us.

Are you going to make a sequel?
Yes. We are planning on an entire series of 10 books The next book will be called “Find the Cutes – Festival Fun” and will have fun search pages about Christmas, Easter, and Halloween, but also about the Tomato Festival in Spain, Songkran in Thailand, and Sinterklaas in the Netherlands. It will also have 12 pages and a storyline. We already started working on it.

 

When will it be available?
The book is completed, so we now have a kickstarter campaign from March 1st until March 31st. This is the link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/92560380/find-the-cutes-playtime?ref=discovery. You can sponsor/back our project in those 30 days and get discounts that way. We are getting the website http://www.findthecutes.com ready for ordering, so we are in the process of getting the book printed and attaching a payment system to the website. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions at findthecutes@gmail.com or personally to my account at vincentnoot@gmail.com.

 

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