I’ve finished the illustrations for the picture book After a While Crocodile, by Jennifer Keats Curtis and Brady Barr. It is a fictionalized account of a real program in Costa Rica, where schoolchildren raise endangered American Crocodiles from hatchlings until they’re old enough to be safely released. This assignment was challenging because I had to design each spread to use Brady Barr’s beautiful photographs and also fill in with appropriate illustrations. I used a somewhat loose pencil and watercolor technique on Arches paper, because it seemed like a style that would work best with the photos. It will be published by Arbordale in the fall.
Although the Observation Level (27th floor) of Baltimore’s World Trade Center charges admission, on Saturday, September 29th from 5:30-7:00 pm there will be a “Meet the Artists” event and all guests will be FREE at that time. Hope to see you there!
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