Betsy Bird’s Choice

There is usually a contest or some web request for art-inspired-by-such-and-such-topic available on a weekly if not daily basis. It’s impossible to keep up with them all but, Betsy Bird’s request to draw a Dr. Seuss image in the style of another illustrator seemed like one to make time for.

Dr. Seuss was the first Children’s Book illustrator I tried to copy. If you look back at my childhood sketches all of the eyes are that same “U” shape that Dr. Seuss uses.

Then my first publishing job took me to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, where I worked on marketing Curious George books. The match-up seemed planned by fate.

I had a blast drawing this popular little Monkey in one of my favorite Dr. Seuss books, If I Ran the Circus.

Check out the rest of the fabulous submissions for theRe-Seussification Project.
Thanks for inspiring us Dr. Seuss and Betsy Bird!