Miss Brooks sketches

Due to public demand…  here are sketches from my newest children’s book Miss Brooks Loves Books(and I don’t) , by Barbara Bottner.

I always produce hundreds of drawings while I explore the characters and scenes in a book. These are but three of an entire plastic box stuffed with drawings on vellum or still in sketchbooks. I’ve gotten used to combining computer scanning of sketch art into photoshop and  tweaking it in tiny ways then  printing it out onto fine watercolor paper before painting.

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