Friday, March 09, 2012

Illustration Friday - Yield


Yield a crop of pumpkins!

This is from a picture book that I illustrated called THE GOODBYE CANCER GARDEN, written by Janna Matthies. It recently won the 2011 Best English Language Children's Book at the Sharjah International Book Fair - wow! And it's also been chosen for CCBC Choices 2012: The Cooperative Children's Book Center top children's book picks for 2012. It's being translated into Arabic and Danish. I hope I get copies of those!

Cancer affects so many families these days. This is such an important, hopeful book about one family's way of responding to Mom's breast cancer recovery. What an honor to illustrate.

12 comments:

Kelly Bermudez said...

Beautiful colors! Great work!

Cindy D. said...

Wow, the colors are amazing. Wonderful perspective and great details.

Riosadja said...

nice color.. :)

k.h.whitaker said...

beautiful!

Greg Newbold said...

Nice softness and colors!

Dana S. Whitney said...

I love the light.

NightenGail said...

So beautiful and soft! I like this very much.

Hannah Sommerville said...

I absolutely love the illustrations in this book and actually come back to your blog to look at them from time to time. The colours and style are gorgeous!

Kristi Valiant said...

Thanks so much, everyone. Check this book out at your library or ask your library to order it if they don't have it. It's a great story to help start conversations with your kids about cancer and recovery if you know someone who has cancer.

josh pincus is crying said...

beautiful colors!

Alison said...

Beautiful illustration. I love your work and this must have been a very fulfilling project to work on.

Creations By Mit said...

Beautiful color palette! Nicely drawn!