The Traverse City Children's Book Festival was a blast! Not only were we nestled in the city's elegant Opera House, but my table was nestled between the fabulous author, Anya Damiron who traveled all the way from the Dominican Republic and illustrator, Lisa Cairn Santoro who was sharing her book "Fascinating Animals from A-Z".
Why are they fabulous? Anya's spreading the word on inclusion and encouraging every child to discover (and celebrate!) not only their superpower but others. Lisa's use of acrylic lived on her animals as if the coats of fur kept growing in the book. Honored.
And back to BLOBS...I did try to spread the word about my weekly on-goings at the bookfest, therefore if you are a new visitor - welcome!
Some of the characters you'll find below...Nonhappy Bunnies, Fearless Poodle and Snail with Mohawk. A fun color and style study, caps them all off. Enjoy!
I decided to clean up Ted Flintstone (the jeweler) and his daughter Gem in the style of Hanna Barbera. I have to admit, by the time I got to Gem's feet my line maintenance was starting to go downhill. I prefer sketching at a much faster pace. BUT, I got through! Let me know what you think!