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June 5th, 2011


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03:50 pm - fan-art, of a sort
as some of you know, i work with kids in my secret identity. all last month, i was privileged to read aaron renier's the unsinkable walker bean to about half-a-dozen kindergarteners, reading a section every day until we finished the whole 200-page book. they went *nuts* over it & i'm looking out for another graphic novel that will be as perfect for this group.

the kids often asked what was "real" in the book & what wasn't, & i tried to explain & clarify to the best of my ability. atlantis & mermaids are not real, although they are very old legends. sea otters are real, but not giant sea otters called "daedalus" (daedali?). coconut-carved star maps that can be projected to realistic scale are real, or at least possible. pirates are real, aye-ayes are real (though highly endangered).

this inspired me to make colouring sheets of the real animals that were featured in or inspired the fictional animals of, walker bean. i still kinda like them, so i will post them

otter
otter

octopus
octopus

ayeaye1
aye-aye

ayeaye2
aye-aye again



these are all based on photos i found on the internet, i am as always an unrepentant photo-tracer. they're inked in pentel black color brush, which i've never used seriously & was very happy with.

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From:crookedheart
Date:June 6th, 2011 05:07 pm (UTC)
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Those are fantastic!

I might steal them for some of my kids ;)
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From:crookedheart
Date:June 6th, 2011 05:08 pm (UTC)
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I really like the otter.
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From:real_gone_girl
Date:June 6th, 2011 08:19 pm (UTC)
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yep, the otter was the first & best.

if you've got elementary-grade kids, i really can't recommend "the unsinkable walker bean" enough. they also put out a pirate kit activity book, likewise very cool.

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