Sandy was one of the most popular bears in the forest. Unfortunately, her little sister, Doris, wasn’t all that impressed with Sandy’s attention. Repeat after me, little Doris, “I’m good enough. I’m smart enough. And, doggone it, people like me.” ^__^
I was recently asked to create a blog banner for The Diabetic Camper – a blog by our Boyscout Scoutmaster, Dave Hennesey. He wanted some type of camper made from either a insulin syringe/bottle or something diabetic-related. My sketch of the bottle guy looked more like a marshmallow on a stick (also very “camperish” but not diabetic). So, we came up with “Blood drop dude” who is happily camping in the woods. I gave him a beard to look like Dave, and then did a version of Dave with a normal head & healthy complexion – just in case the blood drop dude confused his blog readers.
Take a visit over there for all sorts of fun info. Dave’s a hoot. 🙂
Some of my FB friends put together a blog with their entries into the Tomie dePaola contest I mentioned in my last post. I’ve heard there were over 300 entries this year (last year there were around 150), but here are some amazing illustrations from hardworking illustrators. I’m proud to be part of this group. Good luck everyone!! Winners will be announced soon. Click on the big acorn on the right side of my blog to get to the gallery.
The Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators has a contest from Tomie dePaola. Every year he gives an assignment from one scene of a classic picture book and we illustrate it with our own vision. The one who impresses him the most wins a trip to the NYC SCBWI winter conference! You better believe I was interested in that prize!
Here’s the scene to illustrate:
So they went along and went along until they met Turkey Lurkey
“Good morning, Goosey Loosey, Ducky Daddles, Cocky Locky, Henny Penny,
and Chicken Licken,” said Turkey Lurkey, “where are you going?”
“Oh, Turkey Lurkey, the sky is falling and we are going to tell the King!”
“How do you know the sky is falling?” asked Turkey Lurkey.
“Ducky Daddles told me,” said Goosey Loosey.
“Cocky Locky told me,” said Ducky Daddles.
“Henny Penny told me,” said Cocky Locky.
“Chicken Licken told me,” said Henny Penny
“I saw it with my own eyes, I heard it with my own ears,
and a piece of it fell on my tail!” said Chicken Licken.
“Then I will go with you,” said Turkey Lurkey, “and we will tell the King!”
I had 2 ideas, but could only submit one. 😦 Here they are:
Idea #1 was a conversation on FB with Turkey Lurkey & all his pals. I loved it, but wasn’t sure it was right for the job. I was worried it was too much of a one-panel cartoon, and didn’t have enough story telling – what happened before & what could happen next. So, I went with my second idea: