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Anna Nelson  "Be Brave, Be Strong, Keep Moving On" |Writer of words & drawer of pictures.| 🌟 #kidlit #kidlitart #poet #illustrator 📚 | www.twitter.com/annajean_n

Still chugging away on this... and it’s looking so much better. Can you spot any book titles you know?

I wasn’t getting the effect I wanted out of my paints the last few days... and I’ve had this community haiku project looming for a while. My art needed to be finalized by Thursday... so I really sat down and played with as many versions as I could today. Acrylic, watercolour, pencils, Copic’s.... I finally spotted a sprouting sweet potato hiding on top of my fridge and remembered the gorgeous fish scales on @lauraleedockrill’s Aurabel. Soooo, I carved it up and made the perfect tree stamps from it! It’s perfect! I used #HigginsInk waterproof Black Magic and even pulled out a tiny bit of #watercolour crayon to enforce the colours referenced in the haiku!
Can’t wait for this to be on display!
#art #artwork #potatoprint #birchtrees #fallscenes #artistoninstagram #kidlitart #inked

I’ve gotten a few notes asking if everything is okay... 😂 it is! I’ve just been posting unfinished work in my IGstories rather than on here. I didn’t realize people enjoyed seeing my #Wip’s so much! Sorry folks! I was working my way through inktober, and got quite a few done.. but then stopped to work on manuscripts and this little wonder. It’s not done, perspective is still off, but it’s one of my first full #kidlitart #digitalpainting pieces. I’ve done some practice #doodles here and there.. and but this is the Grand Pooba so far. It’s definitely taking me longer than with my traditional materials, but I can tinker with so much of it to really get the right effects. So.. I’m not upset about the length of time it’s taking. I’ve been #streaming the work on #twitchart so far and seeing lots of new and old faces. Next week we will be diving back in to traditional art for at least one or both streams (I stream Tuesday and Friday night) so I can rework some old artwork for #CaspianTheBrave. There’s a possibility I’m going to re-publish the book and and overhaul some of the #artwork! 😱so in the meantime: Enjoy a lazy Caspian relaxing on a Sunday morning, even if he’s unfinished, I still love him. 🧡

Slowly getting used to this tablet! Just trying to find my digital style. 💛 #kidlitart #childrensbookillustration #narwhal #letsread!

Drawings from lasts nights twitch stream. We worked through a new picture book manuscript, went over how to place characters on a page for interest, and the importance of text space! #scbwi #twitchcreative #artistsoninstagram #animalillustration #narwhals #narwhallove #narwhalillustration #picturebooks #childrensbooks #childrensillustration

My first piece of #digitalart using a real #Wacom tablet! Thank you to the moon and back @skoobasart! You are amazing! This will help me so much with my #illustrations for my next book! 😭💛💛💛💛 #kidlitartist #scbwi #childrensbookartist #artforkids #animalillustration #mouseart #reading #books

Thank you to those that caught my wonky stream in #twitchcreative tonight! I enjoyed figuring out a couple of these pages with you all! Thanks so much for all the hosts and such a warm welcome back to #streaming! 💛 I love being able to share my #illustration process with you all!
#illustrator #kidlitart #picturebookartist #instartist #animalillustration #scbwi #scbwiwwa

*purposefully out of focus* I’m beginning to think I should just call my self a re-writer and illustrator. #amwritingkidlit #kidlitartist #kidlitauthor #amwriting #amrewriting #roughdrafts

My #sketchbook got a case of the #sillies today! Love these #goofyfaces! #kidlitart #instartist

Incase you were wondering: Nope. I haven’t given up on this one. I’m on an #illustration mission! #DreamChasers will be magical! I just know it! I finally found a good font for it and now I’m in love with how the pages are looking when they are printed out! It’s the little things, I tell you, the little things. ❤️









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For those that wonder: #CaspianTheBrave is never far away. I still draw him constantly in my #sketchbook ❤️

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