Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Walking with Nana

After a nice rest under a shady tree with a sleepy dog, it's time to start my journey again. Dolly jumps back into the magic bag, and out jumps Nana!

'Walking with Nana' is a (as yet - unpublished) book written by my good friend Robin Hanahan.

She asked me if I would be interested in doing some illustrations for the text, and I was very happy to do so. The story is about a little girl spending time with her Grandma, and they take a journey to the local store.
I loved drawing for this, as the images the text evokes, feels warm and loving. They are watercolor paint on watercolor paper, indented marks, and colored pencil. These are the completed drawings, and the rest of the drawings are - at this point - just a storyboard, until hopefully a publisher takes interest.

I couldn't resist adding a little dog to the illustrations, even though there wasn't one in the story! But I don't think it looks out of place. It's kind of a cross between Cookie and Dolly (my dogs!)

Dolly was the sleepy one, and I'll have to post a picture of Cookie (known as 'The Crazy One')


  1. Thanks TomatoPower! And welcome to the adventure. Let me know if there's anything you need me to put in the magic bag for you!