Thursday, November 10, 2005

ivy & bean

ivy & beanthis is a potential kid's book cover for chronicle books. the characters remind me of the story that i am trying to write about my sister and i. the type"ivy & bean" would go on either side of the girls and can be read upside down or rightside up. can you tell that the hair is an ampersand? i sorta like the sketches better.
ivy & bean sketches

8 comments:

gkgirl said...

i love children's books...

this looks like a great cover.
i love the look on their faces.
i didn't immediately realize the
hair was an ampersand but then
when i looked at the sketch
that also had the names on it,
it does look like one.

looks great, i think
:)

jenny vorwaller said...

these are both divine in their own right, that always happens to me, the sketch that i do on that crappy peice of paper i love better than the finished peice...how exciting for your book cover! neato mati!!

margarida said...

These two girls are very powerfull ... love them. Their eyes and hair are fantastic!!!

margarida said...

These two girls are very powerfull ... love them. Their eyes and hair are fantastic!!!

la vie en rose said...

divine!

amanda said...

i love those little ladies! great hair (i love drawing hair for some reason...ha ha)

Kim Carney said...

I love it. Bean and Ivy painting.
I also wish you would do a little sketch of your faces for halloween that could be a guide for the rest of us for next year. Those photos of so wonderful of you and your costume.

boku said...

congrats on the chronicle book cover! i'm out of the mati loop :( is this your kids book getting pubbed or are you doing a cover for an anthology?! i've always been a fan of your characters. i feel so stretched in many directions and don't always feel like i'm making any headway. as a sag, as well, i get impatient, and sometimes feel guilty for my nocturnal lifestyle, what with catering (getting old) and drawing/painting.

i love the quotation from your art instructor. we forget to honor the process and want to burn the trail we took to get somewhere.