19 October 2010

Why do the leaves change color?

We began to illustrate a Huron legend explaining why the leaves change color for our books!

Paint

In the story, the bear follows a deer across a rainbow into the sky before being killed by the deer.



In the legend, the blood from the bear falls from the sky and onto the trees.  A little gory!

Trip to the MET

Listening to Leon Levinstein talking about his exhibit.

Inspired to sketch


Hipsters, handballers and hustlers.... exhibit at the MET

Sketching the Degas ballerina

A different perspective


The MET's most attentive viewers

Comparing 4 different perspectives of the same sculpture

No sleep til Brooklyn

14 October 2010

Algonquin day....petroglyphs, pictographs and playing with Mini-RAD!

Nova's sketching corner.

Working on our Costello-inspired drawings.

Close-up of Nova's world.

Nova's inspiration wall.

Phoebe's inspiration wall.


Phoebe's sketching corner.

Sketchbook detail

Detail of Phoebe's world



Leroy's sketching corner



Leroy's inspiration wall


Detail from Leroy's world



Christina's inspiration wall

Snack time and bird-watching





Coco's plaid outfit!





Working on petroglyphs like the Algonquins



Pictographs on bark



12 October 2010

Mayan face-painting!

Green lines underneath the eyes was thought to improve eyesight!

Black lines represent life!

White lines and dots represent peace



Snack time.