Wednesday, October 27, 2010

the new tree

I've been asked to illustrate another children's book written by a friend. This is a lovely story about a girl who moves from the city to the country when her grandfather becomes too old to keep up his apple orchard alone. I've been using pencil and watercolor, which suits the style of writing and the subject matter. Delicate and simple. The author lives in Vermont and has visited apple orchards to get a better idea of how they work. There is a part of the book that explains how grafting works, which is an interesting aspect of the story. The whole things reminds me of New England -my homeland! More illustrations to come soon...



2 comments:

David and Alison said...

These are great, we are actually talking to Kevin right now when I checked your blog and realized it's his book. What timing. Your work is always so beautiful and these are so great. Love Alison

Sophie's Mom said...

These are beautiful. They really capture that Vermont feeling.