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I have done pictures since I can remember. I took all the art classes in junior high and high school I could and naturally became an art major in college. I graduated with a BFA in art and writing and marry the two by writing and illustrating children's books.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Illustrating Old King Cole

Old King Cole was not only a merry old soul, but he was also a toad…
   …in my world, at least. 
   His fiddlers? crickets and a grasshopper. A snail balances his bowl and a frog-in-waiting has brought a selection of his pipes--oh, and these aren't specifically p.c., non-smoking pipes. I found on Wikipedia, an interpretation that since OCK was so merry, that it stood to reason that "pipe" could have meant a recorder or flute, which he played along with his fiddlers three.
   These are the initial thumbnails.


Joyce said...

sounds fun and imaginative. And I like seeing the process!

Nathan said...

That's what I'm going to do with this blog. Post process for each piece I'm doing, and comment on some of the happenings in the kid lit world.

Joyce said...

Sounds like you are finding your "brand".