Wednesday, April 16, 2008

'How the Alligator Got His Brown Scaly Skin'


Sometimes you wonder how certain pairings of writers and artists will work. Sometimes, they are simply a perfect match. Here's a wonderful story by Oklahoma Muscogee storyteller Joyce Bear called "How the Alligator Got His Brown Scaly Skin" illustrated by Megan Baehr. Savor this page and salivate that there's more to come!

Addendum: I'm always curious about the tools and materials artists use. Here's what Megan used to illustrate the story (which I swipped from her Web site -- "I used brown ink (Higgins) and watercolors (Winsor & Newton) on natural white, esparto pulp watercolor paper (Schoellershammer). I also used a bit of sepia Micron pen for the panel borders and word balloons which miraculously matched the Higgins ink PERFECTLY." She also created the font, using her own lettering.

5 comments:

Jason Copland said...

Man, I'm loving all this stuff! Great page!

Marek Bennett said...

Yeah... I love the colors in these alligator pages. Good job, Megan!

Matt D. said...

Right on, Marek! The alligator drawings are a blast!

Unknown said...

Really nice. I love the color.

Paige Keiser said...

I love these illustrations, thanks for posting this!