Tomie dePaola Award

Tomie dePaolo Award Scbwi yearling Here's my submission for SCBWI's Tomie dePaola Award. I chose a scene from The Yearling.

I'm mostly happy with it. The plants and patterns on the trees were fun to do and I think successful. Jody, the son, I'm not thrilled with. I worry that maybe he looks a bit too cartoony?  I do like how the silhouetted framing worked out though.

Its one of those pieces I could have fiddled with forever. Fortunately, I was under the gun-- the deadline is today-- so I had to commit to something. Which  is good thing in my book.

Anyways, the main thing is that hypothetically the wonderful Tomie dePaola will actually look at something I drew! Which I get shivers thinking about. Strega Nona!

You can check out some of the other entries here .