Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Starkeepers : A Children's Book




Here are some illustrations from my children's book. I thought I'd take a crack at one for older kids. It seemed easier than a graphic novel. It's the tragic tale of the night the stars fell down to earth, and ultimately, what becomes of them - and us. Hopefully it won't turn out to be as cheesy as it sounds.


Caption: "The stars fell everywhere, all over the world. They fell in canyons and on the sand dunes of the vast open deserts."


"They fell in icebergs and on mountains with the polar bears and the penguins."


"They fell in cracks and volcanoes where they got hotter and hotter, but mostly they fell in large bodies of water."


"The oceans that cover most of our planet's surface were lit up like lightbulbs and the fish all got nervous. They were used to the darkness and now they could see where the big fish were lurking and where their dinners might be."




It's taking a while for me to crank out these images, but here are a few that I have done so far. It is currently 4:30 am and my brain is saying byebye now. So byebye now. And Merry Christmas to all.

Story and images © Anne-Renée Dumont 2007-2008.

5 comments:

scott said...

wow! looks great! would love to get a copy. happy holidays!

Mirco said...

Great stuff! I like the colours and the watercolour tecnique.
Those poor stars but on the bright side they get to star in your book.

Ben said...

Nice job on the colours . . . I especially enjoy the underwater scene, and that first guy. He rocks multiple socks off.

Jordan Lamarre-Wan said...

Love your illustrated stories!

Farrukh Khan said...

great stuff here, anne

i love this guy character, esp.