I’m working on Chrysa Smith’s new children’s book The Upside-Down Gardener, and just finished painting the first spread, taking place in Brooklyn, NY – kind of an unlikely opening for a book about a garden, but that’s part of the point. I started with a pencil sketch, after much photo research into city scenery –
Our lead character is the little girl, Dory, emerging from the subway with her mom. Here is the finished scene, minus the text, which will be dropped in later.
I’ll be posting more scenes as the work progresses!