Monday, March 11, 2013

on my desk monday

At night, when the baby is sleeping and packing is too noisy, I've been experimenting with my Star Baby book idea. I remember an editor telling me once a long time ago that every time and illustrator has a baby he/she changes his/her art style. I'm not sure if that's completely true--I don't know if I want a permanent change--but I do understand the sentiment because I've been playing around with some new art styles, trying to see if anything sticks. This one is a return to watercolor, which I haven't done since college:

We'll see where it goes!

6 comments:

xia webster said...

You're such a great artist'

xia webster said...

You are such a great artist! I wish I was as good as you.

anne said...

gorgeous!

Kathy Hartzler said...

Beautiful!

kcarrma said...

My first graders and I are looking forward to your visit to Westwood next week! We have read many of your books. I think their favorite has been Ling & Ting...as measured by the belly laughs. Today we read Robert's Snow and practiced being active readers and responding in writing about our predictions, inferences and wonderings. They came up with some good questions after that book. My personal favorite: "Do you write your books for smart readers?" We think you do because instead of telling us things, you "show" us with your pictures and words and let us wonder and think! See you next week!
-Mrs. Carr's 1st graders

Grace Lin said...

Thanks all! I hope there is a Star Baby book in my future!
Mrs. Carr--it was lovely meeting your first graders!