I’m so excited to finally show this off! I was commissioned to do the cover art for Super Lexi, an upcoming novel for young readers by author Emma Lesko. You can check it out and follow the project from Emma’s website: http://emmalesko.com/
Do you do the Twitter? Or maybe just look at others’ twots? Join me on Twitter tonight, September 22 on Twitter for #StoryAppChat, a weekly discussion about all things in the world of Storybook Apps. I’ll be guest hosting and discussing the lessons and insights I got from my recent Kickstarter campaign!
I’ll be following along on Twubs, a great little hashtag aggregator: http://twubs.com/storyappchat, or you can just search for hashtag #storyappchat on Twitter!
See you there!
Thanks so much to those of you who contributed to the project, whether you kicked in a few hundred dollars, or just shared it with friends on social media!
I couldn’t have done it without you!
Now, it’s time to get to work! (Actually I’ve been working this whole time, but now I won’t be distracted, looking at the Kickstarter page every five minutes!)
Turtle Crossing needs a little help to get animated! Check out the app on Kickstarter to get exclusive rewards, like coloring pages, signed art prints, and more!
The background paintings in old Warner Brothers cartoons were a huge influence on my art, and I always assumed they were a group effort under the guidance of the immortal Chuck Jones.
Wrong! The style was the work of one man: Maurice Noble. He’s the most influential artist whose name I never knew.
Check out this great short audio documentary from 99% Invisible! Click here to go to their site and check out archival pictures and a Looney Toons cartoon or two. While you’re at it, go ahead an subscribe, because every episode is just as good (some are better!).
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I set up a camera and also recorded a screencast as I painted this image.