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1. Paula: Easter Bunnies at Work!

Just a little bunny fun for Easter!

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2. A Tribute to Dr.Seuss

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I’m super excited to be apart of this years Children’s Book Art Silent Auctions at the BEA this May, 28th! This years auction has a special showcase tribute on everyones beloved storyteller Dr. Seuss.

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This 8×8 print which is printed on Premium Giclee Paper is on its way to the ABFFE offices and ready for its new home! If you’re interested in participating in this years auction which supports the fight against book censorship please visit the ABFFE website more information about attending this years showcase. {www.abffe.org}

Excited to see you at the show!

 

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3. Spring Fling

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Fa la la la la!

Such a beautiful spring day like today makes me want to dance like a… um… a ballerina… ahhhh, pig.

That’s a thing, right?

Why not.

I want to dance like a ballerina pig!


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4. Survival

t_rex tie shoe 450Alas, “survival of the fittest” would not be a concept that worked out for Rex.

The Illustration Friday theme of the week is “survival,” so…


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5. Animal Parade

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The next group to follow,
Was a most marvelous band,
Playing marvelous music,
In this most marvelous land.
~Robert Ball

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6. Sometimes you just have to dance


This piece was a doozy to work on, but I'm really happy with the result. I'll share details on SimplyMessingAbout.com soon.

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7. Fish Noir

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RED HERRING

This week’s Illustration Friday theme is “red“ and the first thing that popped into my addled brain was ”red herring”. So I thought, hey,  I’ll redraw and repost this from a couple of years ago. What the heck, I’m on a roll.

Most mystery novel and film buffs know that a red herring is a plot device used in film noir, murder mysteries and suspense films, to distract the audience away from the more important aspect of the plot. The red herring can sometimes be a character, believed by the audience to be the killer, only to discover later in the film that they are innocent and another character, never even considered is, in fact, the murderer.

Now that you have your twist ending, do you know where the term red herring originated?

Wikipedia tells us:

A tradition whereby young hunting dogs in Britain were trained to follow a scent with the use of a “red” (salted and smoked) herring. This pungent fish would be dragged across a trail until the puppy learned to follow the scent. Later, when the dog was being trained to follow the faint odor of a fox or a badger, the trainer would drag a red herring (which has a much stronger odor) across the animal’s trail at right angles. The dog would eventually learn to follow the original scent rather than the stronger scent.

I’ve also heard that British fugitives in the 1800s would rub a herring across their trail, in order to divert the bloodhounds pursuing them.

All this talk is whetting my appetite for a bit of kipperes and toast (NOT!) and a Hitchcock film or two (YES!).

 


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8. A House for a Mouse

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For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.  ~Martin Luther

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9. Berry Love

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Strawberry fields …. forever.

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10. Wise Guys

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(click to enlarge, or fugget about it.)

BADA-BING BADA-WHOOOOOO!


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11. Twoodle: Sheep + Jump


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Some sheep like perfecting "the jumping".
You know.. getting ready for people's dreams. ;o)

This is my sketch for this week's #Twoodle using the words
Sheep and Jump.

If you'd like to learn how you can participate, click here.
Make sure to check out peeps' great Twoodles on Twitter





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12. More Lucas- Character studies


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A few more sketches of Lucas.
I really like this tiny fellow.. 
Can't get him out of my head! :o)

Click here if you want to read initial post of Lucas. 



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13. From The Sketchbook


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Sad puppy.

This tiny guy appeared in the corner of my sketchbook.
Thought I would post him to see if I could cheer him up a bit.



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14. Sweaters for Penguins


The internet is all abuzz about knitting sweaters for penguins. Snopes.com first said it wasn't true, but now they're showing uncertainty. As a children's book illustrator, I can just use the story as a jumping off point for a sketch. Lucky me. What could be cuter than penguins in sweaters?

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15. Procrastipainting


A quick little gouache painting.

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16. Voice

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The Illustration Friday word of the week is “voice.” So I decided to redraw yet another oldie. I better get off my duff and come up with some new ideas I suppose, eh?


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17. A little gift..


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18. Twoodle: Raccoon + Windy


©copyright Alicia Padrón 2014

Mindy and Moe decided to go on a picnic 
on a beautiful August day.

Playing with the new style. :o)
It's been a while since I twoodled! 
Usually the posting days are Wednesdays 
but I decided I would work on it today since I had a chance. 

So here is my #Twoodle for this week using the words:
Racoon & Windy

If you want to participate, here's how.


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19. Happy Groundhog Day!

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Once a year the eyes of the nation turn to this tiny hamlet in western Pennsylvania, to watch a master at work. The master, Punxsutawney Phil, the world’s most famous weatherman, the groundhog. Who, as legend has it, can predict the coming of an early spring. So I guess the question we have to ask ourselves today is, does Phil feel lucky?

~Ground Hog Day

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20. Anne Frank

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Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
~Anne Frank

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21. Happy Valentine’s Day y’all!

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Little known fact: The Easter Bunny moonlights, filling in for Cupid, to get some extra scratch.

He says, “They don’t call me Dead-Eye Cottontail for nothing!
(Actually, they don’t really call him that, shhhhhh.)


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22. Space

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COTTONTAILS IN SPACE

After successfully landing on the moon, Neil “Cottontail” Armstrong was famously quoted as saying, “One small step for a bunny, one giant hop for rabbitkind.

Space is the “Illustration Friday” word of the week. So I dusted this old chestnut off and redrew it.


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23. Earnest and Endearing ~ or, always escape from pockets

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Filed under: children's illustration, dances, flying, journeys, love, moon

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24. A peek at Caperucita Roja



As promised here is a peek at a few inside pages of Caperucita Roja published by Ediciones SM

This book belongs to a series Cuentos De Ahora, they all have the same format and layout.

First thing I decided to do is give Little Red a puppy. He is smart and unlike Little Red, he is suspicious of strangers. I thought it would give a clue to little kids reading the book. Believe me, kids always notice the tiny details.




I wanted wolf to have clothes and look like a "normal" fellow. The point of this story is to show that even normal looking strangers could be dangerous. So Wolf is wearing a top hat, jacket and a bow tie. Bit sofisticated fellow huh? ;o)





These two are my favorite illustrations in the book. :o)

It was a challenge to follow the story and not illustrate too dark or scary. I always like to think of my audience, in this case is very little kids.



And grandma was so much fun to illustrate, hehe!

I have to thank my editor Teresa for always believing in me and giving me complete free range. This is what all illustrators dream of having.. and I can't thank her enough for trusting me with all books we work on.

If you'd like to purchase Caperucita Roja  it will be available March 5th. :o)


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25. The Swamp Where Gator Hides

Swamp_RobertaBairdrb2Under the algae that carpets the swamp, near the duck who paddles in ooze, close to the turtle who takes a snooze . . . hides a gator! Still as a log, only his watchful eyes can be seen. But when gator moves, he really moves! What happens to the duck, the turtle, the egret, the deer, and the many other critters of the swamp when gator makes his move!
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A great time was had with the kids at The Lighthouse! We learned about the plants and the animals that inhabit the Everglades and studied the layers of swamp water that enables gators and other animals the ability to hide. What a great time we had!

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“Here’s a fun tale that introduces young readers to concepts of camouflage and predator-prey interactions. And kids will love searching for the hidden alligator in the beautiful illustrations.”

–Annie Oxarart, Board Member, League of Environmental Educators in Florida                           Available HERE

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