Turkey Hands!

Although I had no art classes in school  while growing up, we did have an "art project" sometimes around the holidays.  One I remember is drawing "turkey hands" around Thanksgiving.  Just trace your hand and fill in the space with your own turkey features.  Here's mine for this year.  Feel free to post your own here too!

 Steven James Petruccio
(digital w/c)


Here's a spread from my very first trade picture book The Secret in the Matchbox, from way back when!

I based the design of the school building on memories of my own primary school in Sutton Coldfield (north of Birmingham, UK). The building is still there, but now used as an independant church.

John Shelley

Kids at The Playground

Playground, schoolyard or park...get out and play!

The new skateboard...ready to play!

John Nez - Playground

Walking to the library one day I noticed the school playground was filled with kids being kids - pretending all sorts of thing.

Backstage at The Globe

Shakespeare, Johnson, Sly, Armin, Burbage and other members of the King's Men get ready for a performance at The Globe Theatre, circa 1604. From 'Will's Words: How William Shakespeare Changed the Way You Talk' (Charlesbridge), written by Jane Sutcliffe.

If The Mummy Could Talk

The chantress, Tamut
Here's my contribution to October's "Costume" theme. While not a costume, still seems appropriate to me. It's from a book I'm working on called "If The Mummy Could Talk". It's the third book I've illustrated by Rhonda Lucas Donald. Please see more on my Studio With A View Blog.

Butterfly Costume

Just in time for Halloween costume ideas!
Sally Springer

Digitally revamped illustration from A Costume for Noah, KarBen Copies, 1995.

The Vanity of Human Wishes

Now working on a proposal for a (non-kids') book about Samuel Johnson the 18th century English writer and lexicographer.  A few pages are devoted to illustrated definitions from his 1755 Dictionary of the English Language.  This is from his entry on the tarantula.
     By Jon Buller

Weeping Mermaid

My mermaid illustration for this month's theme on the blog is rather a sad image.
I painted this back in 2010 as a fundraising image for the 'Ripple' auction to raise money towards the rescue of creatures caught in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill catastrophe.
Over $11,000 was raised by the auction of hundreds of small pieces of donated art.

June Goulding

MerBaby's Lullaby

This is a spread from a collaborative book written by Jane Yolen, illustrated by Elizabeth Dulemba, currently being shopped by Jane's agent.

Mermaid theme art

Ever since I was a kid I loved the idea of mermaids. This piece of art was for a Highlights Puzzle, the idea came from a piece of art that I had on my website. It was a very fun job.
By Susan Miller.