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Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Book: Warmer World, Cricket Magazine, Illustration | 2 comments

Isn’t the internet grand? How else would I learn that May 23 is World Turtle Day? Now’s a good time to share a recent assignment for Cricket Magazine’s May/June cover about loggerhead turtles. I did a pile of small thumbnail sketches, and within this batch Art Director Karen Kohn chose the direction to go. She asked for a visual “reveal” to appear on the back of the cover art. I did this colored pencil sketch next, showing the mother returning to the sea at sunrise, her eggs in a sandy nest. This final illustration appears inside on the Contents page. Inside, a...

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