Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Third Time's a Charm

These are the barnyard friends that I happened upon one day while sketching. What is it with me and cats lately? So, I think to myself that it might be fun to finish it.


My five-year-old was happy to color it, too! SO CUTE!!!


So, I inked it and painted it and hated it. Nothing looked right from the get-go. I was going to try something new and paint with brown, orange, and blue. Yuk. Someone else would have done this brilliantly. You can kind of tell that I gave up on it early and didn't care how it was looking and wrote all over it. Back to the drawing board...

This was attempt number two. I decided to make this a b&w illustration, but didn't realize I had messed up my linework (by the cat's tail) until after I painted it. In the spirit of recycling, I repurposed the paper (A & B) to make some art for Ripple (have you been there yet? It is way awesome!). I used C and c and * to make chicken, cat, and random paint stickers with the awesome sticker maker my wonderful friend, Karen, gave me!
The third time was a charm! So, here is the final result! It inspired me to write the following poem:

Book Club

The finest book they'd ever seen.
They all agreed.
Too bad they couldn't read.

9 comments:

Sharon Wagner said...

It turned out great in B/W! I'm starting a B/W for marblespark. Well, it's started in my head anyway.

Susanne Drazic said...

Your five-year-old did a great job coloring the picture!

The final picture looks great and I enjoyed the poem!

bee said...

Third time lucky - and absolutely perfect!! Was worth persisting with, I love the end result in the black and white :) Very gorgeous little poem too, made me smile!

AtelierBrigitte said...

Lovely poem - and your colored version was great as well!

Vicki said...

Ha ha- I love the poem! I think I said it before- you should totally write & illustrate a book of jokes & puns!

Ben Clanton said...

Awesome! I like the funny poem to go along with it. The animals are darling.

Nina Crittenden said...

Thank you kindly!

Redheaded Stepchild said...

This is so cute! This would fit into the SCBWI bulletin - you should send it in!

Nina Crittenden said...

Great minds think alike, Lynn! I sent it in to the Bulletin, we'll see... It was also just posted on Project OpenBook http://www.marblespark.com/blog/book-club/ :)