Behind the scenes

A new year is a wonderful opportunity to learn and grow. So, yeah, I've signed up for the MATS Illustrating Children's Books class, which officially starts next week! 

Although I've missed the competition, I gave the exercise a try. We were asked to design a cover for an imaginary book called "The Sugar Plum Fairy's Adventure" and free to choose whatever fairy we liked. Somehow my sugar plum fairy looks very much like a black chimney sweep polar bear. ;-)

a clay model and a collage model

a clay model and a collage model

And here's the finished cover:

It was hard work, but super fun, and I really look forward to this course! Be prepared for more soon...