Summer Reading no. 16: Cranky Chicken by Katherine Battersby. Instead of a scene from the book, I illustrated the crossover that will likely never happen, but would be so fun: Cranky Chicken meets Grumpy Monkey (by Suzanne Lang and Max Lang.)
Summer Reading no.5 Carry me Home by Janet Fox. (The main character folds lots of paper cranes/wishes .)
Lucky No. 13: The Newspaper Club by Beth Vrabel - I enjoyed the cub reporters / avid investigative reporting once the local paper in the small town folds. Although I have to admit, (without spoilers), the unnecessary “twist” at the end detracted a little bit from my enjoyment.
No. 10: The Total Eclipse of Nestor Lopez by Adrianna Cuevas. I enjoyed this book about a kid learning to be at home in one place after moving all over. He can speak to animals. After making two new friends and one enemy, he has to solve the mystery of why the animals and his abuela go missing in the woods.
I’ve mostly used ink and water color recently, but my first favorite medium was colored pencils. I got a new sketchbook and gave myself a challenge - no outlining in pencil, no erasing, and no other colors than what could be found in a 10 color set. Here’s the result, made up as I drew.
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