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Updates and new sketches

Yesterday was a long day. Stefano was working the late shift so it was just me, Ellie, Coco and Chloe. We went to Joe Jingles and Ellie is finally crawling instead of shuffling like a wounded soldier 🙂

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But here are some updates about the picture book.

New sketches! Yay! Stayed up last night but it was so worth it.

Now I know how Bear will look like! And I have decided how I want my characters to look as well. And, yes, the moon. I have been thinking about how to draw it. Well, it will be flat 😀 Why not, right? I also have some ideas about the way I want it to stay in the sky when the animals do place it back. Some of those involve a scotch tape or a pin. But we will see.

And another thing that I was brainstorming yesterday (while feeding Ellie…) was the way the animals would call the next one to help. And this is where the big red phone comes in.

I’ve got some idea about half of the storyboard, but I doubt it will stay as I have imagined it.

And two more things – my bear lives in a treehouse, yup, a tree that is a house; and the mouse rides a tricycle! Phew, so many things… 😀 except for two other stories that I came up with in the past couple of days, this is it for now (One of the stories is called Ellie and the Mushroom Thief and the other one is There is a Dragon in the House!).

Let me what you think about the sketches!

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First sketches and a storyboard

I’ve been so excited about this project! Here are the updates:

Here are some of the brainstorming sketches, deciding how I want my characters to look.

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A chubby bunny

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Tried out my new watercolor pencils… Love them!

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Square-headed forest animals

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Face expressions and the sausage mouse

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More face expressions

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Emotions… emotions…

Also the storyboard is ready to be filled with doodles 🙂

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You can read the story free here or on Inkshares. Follow my blog if you’d like to see upcoming sketches and updates and pre-order if you’d like to support my little project! 🙂

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LITTLE MOUSE AND THE MOON

The moon took a tumble and went round and round,

Then rolled out of the sky and fell straight to the ground.

Bear picked up the moon and said, “This is not right.

With no moon in the sky, there’s no light in the night.”

Bear held up the moon…

Bear reached up, up, up, he reached very high,

He jumped and he hopped but could not reach the sky.

“I can lend you a hand, Bear,” Little Mouse said.

“You’re too short,” Bear roared, “I’ll call Wolf instead.”

Bear held up Wolf, Wolf held up the moon…

They reached up, up, up, they reached very high,

But as hard as they tried they could not reach the sky.

“I can help, I can try,” Little Mouse said.

“You’re too short,” Wolf howled, “I’ll call Fox instead.”

Bear held up Wolf, Wolf held up Fox, Fox held up the moon…

They reached up, up, up, they reached very high

And stood on their tiptoes but could not reach the sky.

“Please, let me help you,” Little Mouse said.

“You’re too weak,” Fox yelped, “I’ll call Badger instead.”

Bear held up Wolf, Wolf held up Fox, Fox held up Badger, Badger held up the moon…

They reached up, up, up, they reached very high

But it wasn’t enough, they could not reach the sky.

“I can help put the moon back,” Little Mouse said.

“You’re too tiny,” Badger grunted, “I’ll call Hare instead.”

Bear held up Wolf, Wolf held up Fox, Fox held up Badger, Badger held up Hare, Hare held up the moon…

They reached up, up, up, they reached very high

But even the hare could not reach the sky.

Even though Little Mouse was so very small

There was no one else left for them to call.

Bear held up Wolf, Wolf held up Fox, Fox held up Badger, Badger held up Hare, Hare held up Little Mouse, Little Mouse held up the moon…

They reached up, up, up, they reached very high,

And together they placed the moon back in the sky.

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Hello, there! Thank you for reading the story! This is my first picture book which I am working on at the moment. Please, check out my project on Inkshares and follow me on this journey! And, yes, if you’d like to support my dream, pre-order!