Children's writer, journalist
Words are magical things, aren't they? Read an adventure story and suddenly you're in a forest searching for hidden treasure. Or pick up a sad, sweet story and before long, your eyes are tearing up and you've made a new friend. Books make you feel and books teach you things. As a writer, I love to bring children new worlds through words. Here is my blog, where I review new picture books you might enjoy.
Will I Use Watercolor to Illustrate my Picture Book?
I used were too thick for the detail I needed. I tried color pencil, but I didn't like how light the colors were.
So now I'm studying watercolor -- a very challenging medium but I can get beautiful, bright colors I think children would enjoy.
Here are a few examples of work I've been doing.
I've been taking courses at the 92nd St Y and thinking about illustrating one of my picture book stories.
First, I took a class in children's book illustration and played with ways to illustrate the characters in one of my picture books: a girl, crickets, frogs, toads, moths, an owl.
It was a challenge, but also fun. I wanted to use color but the only color media I'd studied
were pastels and colored pencil. The pastels