Excerpt from Tom Sawyer
(pen and ink)
This is my entry for SCBWI’s 2013 Tomie dePaola contest. The guidelines are to create a black and white illustration from one of three classic childrens’ books in a “spread” format. I chose a short passage from Tom Sawyer, shown on the left. ALL of the shading in the picture was created by writing that phrase with different size pens — yes, I wrote that phrase quite a few times! To meet the guidelines for the contest, there are only words to the left of the mid-line on the image.
Here’s a detail from the picture: