Illustrator's Workshop: 'Work in Progress!' A children's chapter book for 6 to 9 year olds called, The Great Snowball Escapade! by JD Holiday

The Great Snowball Escapade is a chapter book for children 6 to 9 years of age. I have completed the drawings and am in the process of inking them with waterproof Indian ink artist pen. There are 3 of the 25 drawings in that process I've chosen to show.

This is the first page.

Page 5

Page 6

In the story,Wilhemena Brooks,’ cousin, Bud Dumphy come to live with her family. Wil, as she likes to be called, finds her pink pencil sharpener is missing after Christmas. Wil knows Bud has it! Who else would have taken it?
Bud doesn’t like girls! In fact, Bud doesn’t like anybody. Wil tries to ignore him but he pulls her friends hair, taken over games, and when Bud is in trouble he making his “you’re going to got it” face at her.
After a snowstorm closes school, Wil and her friends go sled riding. Bud shows up and starts a snowball fight which lands Wil in her room for the rest of the day for fighting.
When her pencil sharpener is found, Right where she left it, Wil decides she has to try harder to understand her cousin and stay out of trouble. Her mother told her to be nice to Bud and to treat him like she would like to be treated. But where will that get Wil?
In the near future I will be painting the cover art for the book.

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  1. Read your profile. I also like writing.
    Never enjoyed it until I was out of the military.
    Anyway, I'm passing through. I generally do not visit a site, again, if the owner does not link with my blog. Reason, It is too difficult to find a blog unless I do not have it in my side bar. So, drop me a line at my blog telling me you will host my link on your side bar and I will reciprocate.

  2. All the best with this project, Jan!

  3. LOVE seeing the process behind an artists work. Great share. =)

  4. Thank you, Lisa. That means a lot!


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