For those of you that remember this prompt started with David Hyde Costello last September. He was offering a small painting with each of his signed books at the Carle last year. I told Matt he should pick what we got and he loves to come up with something outside the usual. Octopus in Boots was his idea.
Six months later we went to MoCCA where we learned our friend gets a drawing of her dog or a dog made by all of her favorite artists. The idea hooked us and our goal is to fill a sketchbook with as many artists interpretations as there are pages.
I feel pretty lucky because I was around some AMAZING artists all weekend when at the LA SCBWI National Conference. Check out what they drew!
First to make some lines were my two fabulous roommates
My favorite doodler!
Ruth McNally Barshaw
Then Ms. Kathy and Ms. Kelly my fellow conference gals.
Winner’s from the portfolio showcase!
A lovely illustrator all the way from Australia!
Yep that’s right, I asked Kadir if he would draw one for me. He was all alone at his signing table. . .
Another fellow conference gal!
The most patient illustrator I’ve met, hand building through stitching, felting, and gluing each illustration over 2 weeks to a month!
A very hip chick with the same hair cut as me and a talent for woodcut printing.
Thank you, you talented people you! I love my sketchbook of wonderful!