Posts Tagged ‘children’s book illustration’
In honor of National Tell a Fairy Tale Day, I thought I would post this canvas of Phoebe opening the door to see her suitors lined up to see her. I have been working on new sketches and characters based on this painting. Phoebe has had a makeover, and the story is really coming along. I am putting together a dummy for this fairy tale. My version’s working title is called Phoebe’e Big Day.
I even dusted off my printing press and am working on a collage style for this story that incorporates monoprints…so far so good, but not ready to show you! 🙂 I am including a small sketch of the “new Phoebe,” (the one without text) and I will show more very soon.
I’ve been a bit swamped and haven’t been able to fit in a new fairy tale image. But this illustration is from “The Truth About Ogres” that I illustrated for Picture Window Books. Jack and the Beanstalk!! Happy Fairy Tales to you!!
The New York SCBWI Conference 2011 starts today! You can keep track of all the goings on through Twitter or here, The Official SCBWI Conference Blog, that is… unless you’re already there. What fun!
Amos McGee, an elderly man who works at the zoo, finds time each day for five special friends. With empathy and understanding he gives the elephant, tortoise, penguin, rhinoceros, and owl the attention they need. One morning, Amos wakes up with a bad cold and stays home in bed. His friends wait patiently and then leave the zoo to visit him. Their trip mirrors his daily bus ride to the zoo and spans three nearly wordless spreads. Amos, sitting up in bed, clasps his hands in delight when his friends arrive.
Hi y’all. Here’s a book I illustrated that is now for sale on Amazon! Just thought I’d spread the happy news!
Look for it in early spring of 2011!
The Doodle Diner is serving up a double dose of doodle goodness and some caroling on the side!
Starting on December 13, 2010 the Doodle Diner will be presenting their own version of the Twelve days of Christmas. Check back each day for a new illustration of an old classic!
My Nighttime Stories Sketchbook is finished… Off to the post office it goes! But you can view it as it tours the country starting in February! Here are the cities and dates: