This blog is a celebration of novel, novel characters!

I love reading novels, and as an artist I know a great exercise to stretch one's illustration skills is to portray characters from a description in a book. This blog is a challenge to myself to do just that so I'll be posting illustrations from whatever book I'm currently reading. Feel free to add comments and send me your fan art for these great titles too!

Monday, April 29, 2013

It Happened at the Fair by Deeanne Gist

I mentioned in my last blog post that I’ve had some surprises this month.  I’m very excited to share with you another one that came just this past Friday.  I logged onto my e-mail to find a message from author Deeanne Gist about doing some promotional illustrations for her upcoming novel, “It Happened at the Fair,” hitting shelves- tomorrow!  The results are now up on pinterest, check them out & share them with your friends.  Enjoy!


You can read an excerpt here:

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  1. This is absolutely ADORABLE!!! I TOLD you that big things were in store for you.

    Love it, love it, love it!!

    And your illustrations are perfect for the 1893 World's Fair.


  2. Oh, those are fabulous! So precious. Beautifully done. :)

  3. Thank you Pam, I love a good "I told you so" like that! ;)