Monday, February 20, 2012

Nasty Stew....

So this week we had to illustrate a poem by Lillian Moore.  Here is how the poem goes....

Listen! Listen to the witch.  Grinch, grinch, grunch, chip-chop-crunch, grickle, grackle, grooble, grooble, much, munch, munch.  Whatever in the world is she having for lunch?

My thought was that is sounded like squirrels or other animals eating in the forest, so I showed two squirrels watching the witch make her nasty stew.  The female squirrel is wondering what the witch is cooking, while the male squirrel is too busy eating his nuts to notice, or hear, anything:)  I used acrylic paint, prisma color pencil, prisma color marker and collage.  Hope you enjoy!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Polar Plunge - Not Allowed

Here is another bear!  Guess I was in a beary good mood this week:)  This little guy came from a painting I had done previously.  I was experimenting with collage for picture book art and decided to use my bear and place him in a new environment.  This project was so much fun that I'm thinking about putting my bear in several other environments just to see where he goes!  How about the moon?  Or maybe Egypt.  I know, Polar Bear in Paris!  I'll post if I come up with something.  In the meantime enjoy!

Here is another picture book project.  This time I had to create pictures that would be appropriate for a children's board book.  I chose to go with a number theme and bears.  Since bears frequently have twin cubs and I have twins myself I thought it was appropriate.  Enjoy

Sunday, February 5, 2012

A day at the beach...

This is my first picture book assignment from my class.  The assignment was to develop a scene in 5 - 6 frames that tells a story without words.  This one was built from my memories of our vacations at Cape Cod both as a child and with my own children.  The art was done in prism color pencil.