Field Trip to the Alpaca Farm

Field Trip to the Alpaca Farm

This was the most involved book I have done so far and it had the most repeat characters. I definitely got attached to the characters while I was drawing them and they took on a personality of their own. Funny how that happens. I look forward to sharing my creation with you.

Field Trips in elementary school, as any teacher or volunteer knows, can be a little like herding cats. Join Miss Sutter’s class as they tour the local alpaca farm. Adults, children, and teachers will all recognize Wyatt and his antics. You will find yourself smiling at Wyatt’s imagination throughout the book … and you may just learn a thing or two about alpacas as you go.

The book was released the first week of October and I have done many local book signings in addition to the Holiday craft shows. Field Trip to the Alpaca Farm / Hardcover 32-page (9″ x 11″)

Available locally:
Norway: Rainbows End Alpaca and The Drug Store
Iron Mountain: GreenWay Books, The Savage Mane, TDS Pharmacy/The Drug Store

Also Available online: Here and on Amazon. Kids and adults are giving it great reviews.

Field trip to the Alpaca Farm – book illustration

Field Trip to the Alpaca Farm
Field Trip to the Alpaca Farm

I have been working on some color studies for my next book – Field trip to the Alpaca Farm. The story is written down and the text has been mapped out. I have about half of it sketched in chicken scratch. I am just starting to do the real drawing and color mapping. This illustration isn’t a finished product – but you can see where it’s going.

I still haven’t decided how I am going to do this … Photoshop, Illustrator, Painter 5, or Old School with pen and ink, acrylic wash, and colored pencil. They would all work – but they would all come out looking so different. I may just play with this illustration in all 4 styles and see which one I like best.

Luckily, I don’t have to decide today. I would love to hear your comments …