Friday, November 28, 2008

Various Cliches for an Alternate Holiday

Various Cliches for an Alternate Holiday, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Done on Thanksgiving. Hope yours was happy (if you celebrate). This is in Ammon's Moleskine. This completes my sketches for Ammon's book and I will probably send it off to Jessie early next week. Technical pens (mostly my new one from Poland), Pigma pens, various colored pencils (Derwent Colorsoft, Prismacolor).

9 comments:

ian russell said...

this would make a great illustration for a story book. is there a story, Mary?

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I don't have a story for it, but one of my goals in life is to write an illustrate children's books. I'm trying to get good enough. Dunno if I'll make it before I die of old age, though!!!

Maybe I can make a story to go with it. :-D

I just went to a site of one sentence stories. http://www.onesentence.org/ But I think I want more than a sentence.

ian russell said...

go for it! one page at a time. you have more to gain than you can possibly lose.

steve said...

Yes, Thanksgiving was awesome - the best yet! Thanks Mary! Btw, love this - very folkloreish.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks so much guys! Glad you had a good Thanksgiving, Steve! YAY!

Wheee, maybe I'll start a book--after Christmas!

Mike Kline said...

Love it!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

:-) Thanks! :-D

Andrea said...

The moon looks so sad. Great colors here too Mary. You should illustrate a childrens book! Maybe just start with the drawings and the story will come later.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, Andrea! I've written some stories, but not about this. I wanted to illustrate the stories I had, but maybe I could go the other way first.