Thursday, April 5, 2007


Great suggestion, Kathleen! As soon as I read that, this illo came to mind. This was one of the very first illustrations I'd ever done, way back when I was wondering and learning all about this business and hoping someday I might have some kind of CLUE what it's all about! I call it "Toy Parade" and it's entirely colored pencil. On a side note, I am now *celebrating* not only because I'm one hour into my 10 day long spring break (woo hoo!), but because I'm mailing out my 20+ paintings for my book to the publisher TONIGHT! Yup, she's done! 7 months of long hours and hard work but every single brush stroke was beyond worth it! So April is most certainly the month to CELEBRATE!! :) -Gina


Rebecca Sweet said...

Gina, I like the little guy leading the parade. It reminds me of my babysitting days for some reason. It's a fun illustration. And congratulations on your book, I look forward to seeing it in print. I'm so happy for you. I eagerly look forward to the day it happens to me. (Smiles)

Sherry Rogers said...

This is so much fun! I love a parade! The joy on this childs face is priceless. Hey big Congrats on getting all the illustrations done! That is huge!

Enjoy your spring break!

Kathleen Rietz said...

Ha! Too funny! Love the elephant blowing the horn and the noise flowing from it. Great colors!

Ginger*:)* said...

Entirely delightful. I love a parade! You are a master with those colored pencils. I have seen so many wonderful illustrations of yours using this medium.
Great job!

Amy C. Moreno said...

Wow Gina! huge congratulations for getting your picture book illos done and mailed out!!! Yeay!!! the always it's full of that spontaneous joy and energy your work has.