Creative Process

The Amber Cat by Hilary McKay published by Margaret K. McElderry

The Amber Cat by Hilary McKay published by Margaret K. McElderry

The first sketch was rejected by the publisher becuase they did not want to market the book to girls only. The second sketch was approved (notice I kept the girl front and center while only showing the back of the boys in the story.) The final illustration was created in colored pencil on Strathmore bristol vellum.

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The Amber Cat by Hilary McKay published by Margaret K. McElderry