This is the second watercolor portrait I ever did! It's of my little nephew. He's not so little anymore, a little over six feet tall and married!
I was exploring the web this weekend and found so many inspiring children's book stories. So I thought you might like to take a peek at what I found:
This website has a LONG list of short author/illustrator VIDEO interviews:
Recently I found some very fun, interesting, short video interviews on http://www.ExpandedBooks.com. Two of them featuring mere children, one of them an illustrator who began her book when she was 7 years old, and another of a young author who is only eight years old.
Emma Kragen with her father about THE TWELVE DOGS OF CHRISTMAS
Writing Prodigy Adora Svitak
The next five videos explain themselves!
Maurice Sendak’s new “brilliant and deliciously funny” pop-up book MOMMY. It only has one word throughout, can you guess what it is? (interview includes Mr. Sendak–legendary author/illustrator, Arthur Yorinks-writer, and illustrator/paper engineer-Mathew Reinhart)
Mark Teague, author and illustrator HOW DO DINOSAURS GO TO SCHOOL?
Marine scientist Ellen Prager, ADVENTURE ON DOLPHIN ISLAND combines fact with fiction for children
Husband and wife team Richard and Steffanie Lorig authors of SUCH A SILLY BABY! at a school visit
Daren and Daniel Simkin, author and illustrator brothers interviewed by sister, Shana about their book THE TRAVELER.
Click on these and have fun listening to the authors and illustrators talk about their work!