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1. SCBWI-WWA Illustrator Exhibit at Washington State History Museum

I'm excited for this upcoming exhibit at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma, Washington. This juried show features illustrations by members of the Western Washington Chapter of the Society of Children Book Writers and Illustrators. All the images in this show (including mine!) feature something relating to Washington State history.

Join us for a
Family Open House
Saturday, November 22

1911 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 

 Hope to see you on Saturday!

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2. Poor Brother

See also on Medium

Verse: Poor Brother by anonymous
from A Nonsense Anthology, Collected by Carolyn Wells, 1910
Illustration and lettering: Christine Marie Larsen
Ink on newsprint.


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3. Sketch sprints

I've been having fun doing some sketch sprints this week using old fairy tales and fables as a starting point. It's been a great way to warm up and get loose as well as work on character and contrast.

Here are two posted on my Medium page:


The Hedley Kow 

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4. Put Up or Shut Up / It's Canning Time!

Illustration of canning jar by Christine Marie Larsen. Canning, preserving, jams

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5. Greenbelt

Christine Marie Larsen illustration of a greenbelt. Forest trees mountain.

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6. Stink Eye

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7. Long Distance Swimmer

Long Distance Swimmer Illustration Christine Marie Larsen

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8. Disgruntled

Disgruntled dog illustration Christine Marie Larsen

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9. Over the Falls

Blue Dress: Over the Falls. Illustration by Christine Marie Larsen

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10. Flood waters

Flood Waters Illustration Christine Marie Larsen

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11. The Birdhouse

Christine Marie Larsen Illustration of a woman and girl looking at a birdhouse in a tree. KidLitArt

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12. Crosscut

Christine Marie Larsen Illustration of a couple with a crosscut saw cutting down a tall tree

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13. Shelling Peas

Christine Marie Larsen Illustration of a Woman Shelling Peas kidlitart

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14. Pandemonium 2000

Pandemonium 2000 illustration by Christine Marie Larsen editorial and kid lit

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15. Little Joey

Little Joey Ramone illustration by Christine Marie Larsen

A dream picture book!

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16. Flying Machines

Illustration of flying machines and hot air balloons by Christine Marie Larsen

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17. When the mountain is out

Christine Marie Larsen Illustration of a mountain scene with cityscape and people walking in a park. Mt. Rainier

People love a sunny day, especially when the mountain is out. Gouache on paper illustration, 9x12. 

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18. Paula: On The Drawing Board...Dogs, Etc.!

I’m working on and finishing up a few projects, and all have a dog or dogs. Also, in different styles. Below are clips from the final or working toward final illustrations.

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19. Paper Boating

Christine Marie Larsen Illustration: Girls with Paper Boats

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20. Bears and bears and bears

Christine Marie Larsen Bears sketchbook character study

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21. A Boy Can Dream

Christine Marie Larsen Illustration of a boy who never sleeps, brushes teeth, or washes.

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22. Brave: One Perfect Day - Picture Book Review

Brave: One Perfect Day 
by Steve Purcell, illustrated by Matt Nolte
Publication date: 15 May 2012 by Disney Press
ISBN 10/13: 1423143612 | 9781423143611
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Category: Children's Picture Book
Keywords: Children's, picture book, princess, adventure
Format: Harcover
Source: Borrowed from library


Featuring an original story about Princess Merida as well as illustrations by one of the artists working on the Pixar film, Brave, this jacketed picture book will appeal to little girls who want to know more about their favorite character.

Thuy's Review:

Merida is a princess. That means that she must act like a princess. She's not supposed to laugh too loud, roughhouse, or get messy. But, once in awhile, Merida gets a whole day to do whatever she wants. On these days, Merida takes off on her horse for an adventure in the Scottish wilds!

This is a very short, cute read. There isn't much of a story. It pretty much just follows Merida around during her day of adventure. I think it would be entertaining for very young children, especially if they've seen Brave and liked it. I love the illustrations in this. It looks like watercolors and I just love the movement and looseness that the medium affords. Merida's hair is awesome, and is just and wild and cool as it is in the movie.

While this was a cute book, it isn't one that I personally feel like I need to own. However, if your kids loved the movie, they might like this as well. It does have a subtle message at the end, about being yourself and being unique. I feel like that message is more of an afterthought than the main theme of the story though. The book is more about being curious and not being afraid to explore the world around you, which is also a good message. I'd recommend checking it out from the library first to see if this is something you want to own.

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23. Gorgon Tea Party

Christine Marie Larsen Illustration Gorgon Tea Party Medusa, Sthenno and Euryale

Awwwww... Phorcys and Ceto's girls are havin' a tea party!

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24. The Winner

Christine Marie Larsen Illustration: The Winner. A chicken victorious.

More chicken illustrations for your pleasure. Gouache on bristol with some graphite and a little elbow grease.

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25. Summer Float

Christine Marie Larsen Illustation: Floating on the Lake in an inner tube.

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