Thursday, September 12, 2013

Above and below

Interior spread for The Wild Prairie That Nature Built
I haven't posted in awhile so here you go. Please click on the images for enlarged views. Otherwise there are a lot of details that will get lost in this small format. I'm working on this book at the same time I'm illustrating a sequel to Dino Tracks called Dino Treasures. Both come out fall 2014 and are a lot of fun to illustrate, lots of interesting underground, hidden earth images.
Interior spread for The Wild Prairie That Nature Built with book turned sideways. 
And then you take the book and turn it side ways and voila! You have a long visual with the gutter of the book breaking the illustration down the center - above ground and below ground. This is something I've always wanted to try and finally got the opportunity. Thank you Dawn Publishing!

Yes, we're still holding the book sideways....
Ok, enough with the verticals. Please return your book to its upright position. Thank you.
Grazers from The Wild Prairie That Nature Built
I'm going to stop here with images from this book. After this spread comes some dramatic twists and turns. If you look closely you get a hint of what happens next. Don't want to give away more than I need to.

Also, I'm back to doing school, library and museum visits.  It's always fun to connect with kids, parents, teachers and librarians. I'm especially excited about Dino Tracks' book launch at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History at 1pm on October 12! So please come to that if you're in the area. I'll be presenting along with Rhonda Lucas Donald with a book signing afterwards.

Thanks for taking a look!