Check out Douglas Florian's work! He's a children's author illustrator who's poetry and pictures are laugh-out-loud fun!!
His latest books include:
Poem Runs: Baseball Poems
lizards, frogs and polliwogs
Click image on left to visit his blog, and read some of his amazing poems!
For his tips on how to write poetry, check out his thought's on Katie Davis's blog. And/or listen to her podcast interview of him, which is how I heard of him.... Also, per an email I received from him -- He's also very nice!!
My Uncle Rog asked me to do a picture of his house -- two years ago! I had never done something like this and kept putting it off. I recently completed it and delivered it to him while visiting in Michigan. Below is one of the original reference photos. I scanned photos into Photoshop, did some editing and converted the photo to a sketchy outlines, then printed it on watercolor paper. I used watercolor, watercolor pencil, gouache, pen and acrylic paint to complete the project. He and Aunt Bert LOVED it! This was music to my ears -- Hallelujah!!
These are my first digitally-created children's book illustrations! I originally started to do these as watercolors, then decided to try it this way instead. Did the sketches on tracing paper, then scanned them into Adobe Photoshop. I still see changes I would make and have found how easy it is to spend hours and hours on my Wacom tablet....!
I'm beginning work a project for an SCBWI Illustrators Day in September. We have to bring 2-3 illustrated spreads to "Little Red Riding Hood". I began my sketches yesterday. When my husband saw my character, he said, "It's you!" Hmmm.....
Thank you for landing on my blog! This a collection of photos, art, poems, thoughts, and other stuff on my creative journey since 2010.
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