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.