Thursday, October 30, 2008

Trade Book Sketches

What am I currently working on? A sweet, trade picture book for Shen's Books. Here's a lil' sneak peek at the main character. I'm still in the sketch phase. It's so much fun to create a personality, a tiny life that exists in this book.

11 comments:

Jeanie W said...

She's adorable!

jama said...

She looks so happy washing dishes! Send her over, please.

Kristi Valiant said...

Actually she's just washing her hands and playing with the soap; no dishes involved. :)

Kate said...

So cute! I love her...so full of life Kristi!

Heart of a star said...

Sooo cute!

Robert Squier said...

Thanks for posting sketches - these are a real treat!

Anthony VanArsdale said...

These sketches are wonderful! I'm really feeling the movement and energy... Love it, Kristi!!!

renee said...

I just discovered this and, Oh! Oh! So cute!! (Very excited to get a sneak peak before I see full sketches!!)

I will link this to our blog as soon as I too make the announcement for what we're currently working on. Ooh-- maybe I should go do that right now...

Sara Butcher said...

Hi Kristi, your work is so full of life and so inspiring!! Please accept my gift --> http://warriorprincessdream.blogspot.com/2008/11/i-am-loved.htm

Kristi Valiant said...

Thanks for the comments everyone and the wonderful I LOVE YOUR BLOG award Sara! It's especially nice to hear that my publisher, Renee from Shen's Books, likes my sketches of Cora!

Christopher Denise said...

Love the line work-great sense of life!