Wednesday, January 11, 2012

My entry for the Tomie dePaola contest

There were over 300 entries and mine did not win, but I was quite pleased with how it turned out. I don't very often draw animal characters, but I liked how they remained like the real creatures but still animated for the story (Chicken Little). I used the gouache and ink technique supplemented with watercolor where the gouache didn't stain sufficiently. The blue background was rather last minute. The rest of the painting is cut out and collaged onto it. I tried a few other colors but this is the one that really made the rest of the painting sing. As usual if you click on the image you can see a larger version.

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