The September prompt word for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Draw This contest was more challenging than usual. The word was “trouble.” I like to create children’s art that is positive, upbeat and funny. So “trouble” initially gave me some, well, trouble! Suffice to say I had to let my imagination run in order to find the funny in “trouble.”
Creating children’s art appeals to me…
(Especially when you consider that we all are children at heart!)
I drew my illustration using dip pen, India ink and watercolor. The inspiration was, as usual, close to home. My mom’s little Siamese “beastie” might seem innocent…
But he has been known to eat yarn. Fortunately, my mom’s latest knitting project – a green baby sweater for some friends (note the green yarn in my illustration) emerged unscathed.
If you think this illustration is a winner, you can get your own print of it in my shop at Etsy. If you’re curious to see more cute pictures of little Puck and how he influences my art and illustrations, make sure to check out this post and this post.
P.S. If all this playing around seems like frivolous fun, remember this:
We don’t stop playing because we grown old; we grow old because we stop playing.George Bernard Shaw