Monday, December 19, 2011

Tomie dePaola award - Nina Goebel

Here is my little illustration. I thouhgt I bring in the fox as a harbinger of bad things to come. Done with corel painter on a wacom tablet.

Friday, December 16, 2011

"Turkey Lurkey, Chicken Licken and Ducky Daddles", Tomie dePaola Illustrator Award Entry by Lori Taylor

"so they went along and went along until they met Turkey Lurkey..."
Illustration by Lori Taylor
I was excited to illustrate this excerpt of the story of Chicken Licken. It was a favorite story of mine as a child and it still tickles me today.

I began the layout of this sketch while waiting for breakfast in the Green House Cafe in Traverse City. The cafe (which serves super, amazing breakfasts!) offers brown paper and crayons at each table. Then after you finish your art they hang your masterpiece on the wall.

I scribbled and scrawled and soon had the "bones" of the illustration down. I loved it so much I hated to leave it behind. so we took a photo of the piece for me to bring home and begin the art.

I sat with our flock of chickens and rooster and sketched and snapped photos of them and after they signed a release and I fed them rice, I began the watercolor painting.

As usual--I am in love with the raw energy of my original sketch!

"Chicken Crayon Scratching"- Green House Cafe, TC - Oct. 21, 2011