more library/summer reading practice.

I had a really tough time with the basic shape of this one. It doesn't always turn out the way I see it in my head but I still like the result and I had fun doing it. I've always been a sucker for a thick outline.

 

 

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Fairy Day 2018

In keeping with my library themed illustrations, I wanted to have a mouse on top of a stack of books...then I realized it was Fairy Day (thank you Instagram) so I switched it to a fairy. I'm pretty happy with this but still working on turning my sketches into finished work. I took Lisa Glanz's Skillshare class on this exact subject and I learned some really cool tricks. I really like scanning everything in as separate elements and then layering them together. Almost like collage or paper dolls. 

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I think this last one could make a really cute bookmark, book label (remember when those were all the rage?) or a reusable tote - perhaps from a bookstore.

I think this last one could make a really cute bookmark, book label (remember when those were all the rage?) or a reusable tote - perhaps from a bookstore.

Working on some fun book themed illustrations...

My kids always say "...got me like..." I don't know if that's a thing or not but I like it! This girl is inspired by Roald Dahl's character Matilda. I love her because she has a thirst for knowledge and reads everything she can. She rises above her family circumstances and makes a life of her own. Dahl created a heroic girl in Matilda. The movie is also great! What's your favorite Roald Dahl book? 

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So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.” 
― Roald Dahl, Matilda