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Friday, September 12, 2008

Illustration Friday: Island

     Ever feel like an island unto yourself? Bea sure does.
     This is yet another sketch that I can't fully render unless the book sells, which despite winning numerous honorable mentions in writing contests, it has yet to do.
     Perhaps I went too cartoony with the sketches, or maybe my art just plain doesn't fit the story. It happens. Just because I'm a professional illustrator, it doesn't mean my style fits every story I write. I get enough work that I don't take it personally. And Queen Bea would look lovely in watercolors, which I don't do...
     But I sure would like to see this story out there, because I know there are a lot of kids who would connect with Bea, trying to figure out where they fit in the world despite being a little overweight or shy or whatever. We've all been there. We've all been our own island at some point.



Blogger Connie said...

I certainly like this good, clean drawing and I hope your book does go out; we've experienced the grief that bullying of any sort can cause a young child and these kids need all the comfort they can get.

11:33 AM  
Blogger Diana Evans said...

what a neat take on the theme and the work is perfect!

11:56 AM  
Blogger Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I love the simple line work here. It's just beautiful. You also captured the moment beautifully. Children are my heart and I can't stand to see a child being bullied or picked on. I just want to rush into the illustration and recuse her! Get job.

12:07 PM  
Blogger Gigi Moore said...

Hey e! Great entry for the topic this week.

2:46 PM  
Blogger INDIGENE said...

Uh oh...I've been there, sometimes I still am. Wonderful theme...I did something similar. I love your line work!


1:33 AM  

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