Creative Process

Book Buddies

Book Buddies

This illustration was created for Dr. Jill Biden, 2nd lady of the US for a lliteracy program that she founded called Book Buddies. Her comment when choosing the sketch was "You can feel the joy coming off the page!" The next sketch was approved for finish (after several revisions were made to ensure the correct age and ethnic groups represented.) The final illustration was created in colored pencil on Strathmore Bristol Vellum. Dr. Biden requested that the center boy be reading Three Bears. The girl on the right is reading a book I illustrated, Marta's Magnets!!

The Alphabet War, A Story about Dyslexia by Diane Burton Robb, published by Albert Whiman & Co.
Book Buddies
The Amber Cat by Hilary McKay published by Margaret K. McElderry