B like Babette

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Babette saves ballerina. Cat story is finished, and Dorie is working on a new children’s book now. This is a set of slightly surreal poems based on alphabet, one poem for each letter. This picture is for “B”.

Mo and Christmas Tree

Next Christmas picture is book-related. Mo the Cat and the girl named Emma – Mo calls her “Ma” – are two characters from a story written by Dorie Deats, “Mo’s Little Giant” (on Amazon now!) Cats are excellent tree decorators and Emma appreciates a little help, I’m sure. Gouache and pencils. Merry Christmas to everyone!xxxmo_treedecorating

Kobold

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Acrylic paint on the back side of a drawing paper block.

Mo Goes Halloween

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LIttle girl and her cat from a new story by Dorie Deats. This is how I imagine their first Halloween together.

Rainforest story

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I’ve never thought I’m going to draw an Amazonian shaman… But now I do. He is important person in Yosef’s new story.

Mo And Ma

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A new story by Dorie Deats. Cat story. This is my first attempt to draw two main characters.

The Jungle

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And this watercolor & gouache picture is the sample I have made starting next project with Yosef (on Amazon: Yossi Lapid). First picture to the new story. I don’t think I have ever painted Amazonian forest before! Well, when I finish this book, I’m going to be an expert on this.

Hello again…

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Summer was busy! Two books to illustrate – one wonderful book by Dorie Deats, “Loving Granna Rose” (it’s on Amazon now), and one for a publisher from Cracow.  There was home renovation, too. And so, all August I was either painting pictures with kids playing, or painting walls. I have hardly had time to check mail, and I have abandoned all internet activity. I hope it all goes back to normal soon.