Christina Rodriguez-Unalt

Manchester, New Jersey
MFA in Illustration
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Christina Rodriguez-Unalt or “C. Rod. Unalt” is a children’s book illustrator based in Manchester, New Jersey. She graduated in 2007 from the University of Hartford, where she also received her Master’s in Illustration in 2020. Her career began as a scenic painter at a creature shop, where she painted murals and large-scale sculptures for mini golf courses, storefronts, windows, and parade floats. She has illustrated three picture books A Bailar!, I Want to be a Bald Eagle, and The Big Bong Boo. Her work has also appeared in children’s magazines and educational textbooks. Her clients include Pinata Books, Capstone Press, Heinemann, Cricket Magazine Group, and Seed Media. Her work has been exhibited at the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles. She teaches private art lessons and also owns a painting party company where she teaches larger groups how to make a painting in one sitting.

She currently lives with her husband, their children, a cuddly pup named Yogi and two mischievous kitties, Meeko and Lola, all of whom are a constant inspiration for her own stories and illustrations.

Portfolio

Confessions of a Kitchen Witch: Ratatouille
Acrylic Paint and Colored Pencil Over a Printed Digital Sketch
12”X12”
This is a three-piece series titled Confessions of a Kitchen Witch. The series follows an elderly witch named Ethel who is known for her magic in the kitchen. Here she is making her famous recipe Ratatouille using some of her secret ingredients.
Confessions of a Kitchen Witch: Toe-meric
Acrylic Paint and Colored Pencil Over a Printed Digital Sketch
12”X12”
This is a three piece series titled Confessions of a Kitchen Witch. The series follows an elderly witch named Ethel who is known for her magic in the kitchen. Here she is restocking one of her recipe ingredients.
Confessions of a Kitchen Witch: Spider-Chip Cookies
Acrylic Paint and Colored Pencil Over a Printed Digital Sketch
12”X12”
This is a three piece series titled Confessions of a Kitchen Witch. The series follows an elderly witch named Ethel who is known for her magic in the kitchen. Here she is baking her favorite spooky cookies with her granddaughter
Santa’s Smallest Helper: Tree Decorator?
Acrylic Paint and Colored Pencil Over a Printed Digital Sketch
11”X14”
This is a three piece series titled Santa’s Smallest Helper. The series follows a little mischievous elf that starts more trouble than he does help. Here the little trouble maker is “helping” decorate the trees of the North Pole.
Santa’s Smallest Helper: Cookie Baker?
Acrylic Paint and Colored Pencil Over a Printed Digital Sketch
11”X14”
This is a three piece series titled Santa’s Smallest Helper. The series follows a little mischievous elf that starts more trouble than he does help. Here the trouble maker is sneaking some of Santa’s cookies, instead of baking them.
Santa’s Smallest Helper: Gift Wrapper?
Acrylic Paint and Colored Pencil Over a Printed Digital Sketch
11”X14”
This is a three piece series titled Santa’s Smallest Helper. The series follows a little mischievous elf that starts more trouble than he does help. Here the trouble maker is sneaking away with the presents instead of monitoring the gift wrapping conveyor machine.
Somber Scarecrow
Acrylic Paint and Colored Pencil Over a Printed Digital Sketch
15”X8”
This is an illustration from the picture book, Tricky Treaters, a story about three trick or treaters who fool their neighbors with their costumes, until one neighbor shocks them with her own trick.
Witch House
Acrylic Paint and Colored Pencil Over a Printed Digital Sketch
15”X8”
This is an illustration from the picture book, Tricky Treaters, a story about three trick or treaters who fool their neighbors with their costumes, until one neighbor shocks them with her own trick.
The Tricky Treaters’ Masks
Acrylic Paint and Colored Pencil Over a Printed Digital Sketch
20”X8”
This is an illustration from the picture book, Tricky Treaters, a story about three trick or treaters who fool their neighbors with their costumes, until one neighbor shocks them with their own trick.
Brunch
Acrylic Paint and Colored Pencil Over a Printed Digital Sketch
20”X8”
This is an illustration from the picture book, Teeny Rex’s Terrible Table Manners, a story about a t-rex who gets himself uninvited to his friend’s birthday party due to his lack of dinner party etiquette.
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