Posted above is one of the illustrated scenes from my latest children’s book, PANTALOON, just released by Random publishing house in April of this year. (see earlier posts about this picture book by clicking here and here)
This is the full view of the actual gouache painting (Winsor & Newton designer gouache on Arches 260 lb hot press paper)… in the final printed book the image is cropped slightly as the image bleeds off the page spread on all sides. Pantaloon, the main character of the story, is an obsessed, antsy, quirky, poodle bent on becoming a baker’s assistant just so he can get close to all the pastries and sweets he adores. In this scene he’s in the tub, wearing all his favorite hats, lamenting on his failed attempts at becoming the baker’s new assistant. Pantaloon is a Kathryn Jackson story, and first published in 1951 as a Simon & Schuster Little Golden Book classic, with wonderful illustrations by Leonard Weisgard.
The remake of the 2010 book called for all new illustrations, and I had the terrific honor of being able to give my stylistic visual spin on the story … Look for it in the bookstores!
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