Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Where is Mrs. Merryweather's Letter?


I am currently taking a "Children's Picture Book" art class at the moment. It has been a lot of fun and hard work so far. I am learning so much about the craft of creating images for this fascinating medium that marries art and literature onto the page.

In this spread, I used an excerpt from the book, "Mrs. Merryweather's Letter, Tales from Fern Hollow" by John Patience. Mrs. Merryweather (duck) has just gotten off the train and hands her ticket to Mr. Twinkle (starfish) before leaving the station. All throughout the book her letter blows around the village, but so far the duck has not noticed. I had a good time playing with the perspective and shadows in this piece.

3 comments:

Sharon Wagner said...

Hey, I have a new follower and it's my friend Alicia. And it's fun to see more class work. Good job!

Nina Crittenden said...

Fantastic! I love it!

Christina E. Rodriguez said...

This is great, Alicia! Love the colors and your characterization.