Oops, where did August go? I guess with the end of summer break, getting my kids ready to go back to school, and me teaching this fall….the month got away from me.
Last month, I received an e-mail from Mark Mitchell, an Austin SCBWI luminary, sending out information regarding ABC’s Children’s Picture Book Competition.
Rita Mills of The Book Connection was searching for illustration talent to pair up with the 12 final picture book manuscripts. Mark and I were both chosen to do a single illustration and were assigned a text that matched our style. The manuscript I was assigned called JunkFood Jack was fun to illustrate. I had a great time researching the candy!
below was the first sketch.
I added different shades of gray in photoshop and sent this sketch to Rita for approval.
I got the go ahead and started painting. I made changes as I worked.
Here is the final image. Again, I really REALLY enjoyed researching the candy!!!
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