6.23.2013

Make Art That Sells-Assignment #3 Children's Picture Books

So this week was kiddo time. And I loved it. ONCE....I got over the moody snail. Lilla had us focus on the Hans Christian Andersen tale of "The Snail and the Rose". Maybe it's because I'm 6.5 months pregnant, maybe it's because the snail is a party pooper..but the story was a little depressing and I wasn't in the mood to draw a bratty snail. Maybe because I'm feeling bratty :) and don't want to admit it! Raging hormones and sugar cravings like you wouldn't believe! Anyway, Lilla said we could interpret the story anyway we liked and I was very thankful. Hopefully if we couldn't have changed it I would've gone into professional mode and done my best bratty snail ever. That said, down below is my take. And also some sketches and doodles that got me there. I liked the idea of the snail having a unique shell and a purpose. Han's snail is sad and has no purpose. He also tries to make the Rose tree feel bad about blooming gorgeous flowers year after year- jealous....:) So I thought, Why not have his purpose be to HELP the tree bloom to a lovely melody he wrote?! What I thought was extra cool about this assignment? Lilla chose a snail because it's a simple character that everyone can draw no matter what their skill level. Also, the story is laid out for us and ready to be told-with our help. Just like a real book assignment. She certainly knows what she's doing, that one. :)




8 comments:

Kelly Medina said...

Hi Sarah! It turned out awesome and I love that you put your own cheerful twist on it. Your sketches are so awesome to look at too. I'm really enjoying seeing what you're up to in the class. Rock on! :)

emily b said...

SOOOO great, Sarah! I was laughing as I read through your pregnancy hormone woes. So funny! Whether it was hormones or what, I love your finished cover. And those doodles! All the little personalities you created! Nice work! I am fascinated with the first few with the colored shells and the linework bodies - they almost look like fingerprints that you manipulated - so cool! Can't wait to see more of your work in class! :-)

S▲R▲H + C O L I N W▲L S H said...

Kelly! great to hear from you. Thanks so much for your sweet words :) YOur etsy shop is ROCKIN' these days!

Emily, thanks so much. IT's so great to meet new friends. glad I could make you laugh with my pregnant-ness :) I love your little blue haired lady icon. super cute :)

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April said...

I love the style you used for the roses and the extremely clever tuba shell. This is wonderful! Thanks for sharing :)

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