Sketchbook ~ Go Away You Owls

Go Away You Owls | pen & ink


Go Away You Owls | pen & ink with digital colour

The drawing is from the archives (10 years ago – 22 and fresh out of school); the digital colouring is fresh (in the last week – pushing 32..).

This post is for Fiona who I know checks in on my blog for the sketches despite her dial-up. Which is such a lovely compliment. And I’m sorry my sketch blogging has been so spotty recently, Fiona. So here are two images. (Sorry! It’ll be a little dial-up intensive but I hope it’s worth it).

Fiona wrote a lovely review of her book bag haul from the CWILL BC Spring Book Hatching this past weekend. Looking for Loons was one of the books. Thanks Fiona!

And more great Looking for Loons news – my friend and former agent now literary consultant, Leona Trainer, wrote to tell me that LfL is listed as one of the Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Best Books of 2008! I need to track down a physical copy of the journal as the list doesn’t seem to exist on line – or at least it has eluded my google-assisted snooping and my rock-turning on the ccbc site.

5 thoughts on “Sketchbook ~ Go Away You Owls

  1. Hi and thank you.

    Thanks for the note Ben. But please don’t repost to your photobucket account – instead I’ll email you the code for the image to post from my flickr account w/flickr link back.


  2. Hello,

    Would it be all right to copy the color version to my Photobucket account and post it to my blog? With credit and a link, of course. I like it very much.

  3. Fantastic illustrations.
    Love how the colour version turned out, particulary impressed with how the patches of light hit the ground.
    I also like how you need to look again to see the mice.
    Nice work! 🙂

  4. LOL! Yup, here I am…11:30 on a Sunday night when the modem speed’s the fastest. :^)

    Thanks, Kirsti. Well worth the wait. …and apropos for me this week. Three owls sat in my birch tree this week, cheering me on as I weeded.



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