Sunday, 2 December 2012

Stretch

Bull, the Frog that talked.

Thank you Sunday Sketchers for all the advice last week. I have made some decisions about publishing. Lynn Cohen has inspired me and I am going to self publish 'Mystery in Arcadia' (last weeks pictures with Blurb and with two others I am going to try the conventional publishers first, and have decided that the sample from 'The Perfect Pet' will suit a publisher in Australia and My fairy story a publisher in USA. So now I have to pull my finger out!

Today's sample is from 'The Perfect Pet' as this picture also fits the prompt – Stretch - for Illustration Friday. The story is a Chapter Book for 6 to 8 year olds
Katie waited impatiently till it was nearly dark, and Liam was having his bath, so that he would not be able to mess things up. She went out into the back garden and crept along the grass to the edge of the pond. There was the old frog calling out to his friends. Katie held her breath, reached out, and made a grab for the frog, but he jumped away.
Drat!” The frog started to call out to his friends again.
I will get him this time,” Katie thought as she slithered on her stomach along the edge of the pond, as close to the frog as she could get.
Splash!
Katie fell into the pond. As she crawled out, Katie was sure that the frog and his friends were laughing.

Have a wonderful week creating everybody.

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15 comments:

  1. Great perspective and the shading, lines, and form fantastic. I love that you have your own identifiable style and yet it looks like it belongs to classic children's literature. I'm enjoying reading about your journey toward publication. I feel like a fan sitting on the sidelines of a great game. I'm cheering you on!

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  2. Just awesome! Love the little kid. :) So adventurous.

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  3. The title "Mystery in Arcadia" sounds exciting and the picture looks beautiful. I can even hear the rustling grass and I'm looking forward to both the continuation of your story of publishing and the continuation of Mystery in Arcadia. Good luck!

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  4. Love the pic and your writing style and, Katie looks so sweet! Good luck with your publishing!

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  5. Funny! The illustration and story are wonderful

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  6. Beautiful illustration and wonderful story ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  7. lovely sketch and good luck with your publishing, sounds like good advice!

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  8. your story is charming-- as are the illustrations. good luck with publishing!

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  9. Love the sketch and story. Good luck with your publishing... :)

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  10. Wonderful illustration and story! Good luck with publishing! :)

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  11. Really good illustration, with really good perspective and tones! Good luck with publishing. That's very exciting news!

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  12. How sweet and beautiful. Best of luck to you!

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  13. I love her hands! Your Pencil work is beautiful....nothing like a good solid drawing!

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  14. Oh, that expression on her face.... So determined to get to the frog. Your work is delightful, so exciting what you're planning to do! Way to go girl!

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