Cristina Gradina

Cristina Gradina The Girl With Ten Busy Toes!
by Julie Griffin

I’ll show you the changes made between what I envisioned and what the author had in mind and the development of the characters.


They zipped past a zebra.
They slipped by a swan.

As you can see the author and I have two different ideas. She was writing about the play equipment in the park and I assumed it was real animals. Of course that made sense because it was a playground.

Object: Never Assume!


Oh, they waggled and wiggled
and waved to the sun.

As usual, I went wild and made the toes with hands that were going crazy but we decided that a tamer group of toes would be better.

I’ll add detail on the finished art.