cardeing picture books

From the Image Vault: Smithy


A sketch from my picture book, Eve and Smithy: An Iowa Tale. Done in colored pencil on vellum and backed with black paper.

About Eve and Smithy: An Iowa Tale from the Bulletin for Children's Books: Eve and Smithy , elderly neighbors share a touching and symbiotic relationship-Smithy dispenses helpful gardening tips, and Eve always thanks him with a painting. The understated warmth between these neighbors is conveyed through their kind, crinkly eyes when they share a smile; meanwhile, the green vines that wend their way through the tale suggest intertwined lives and an intricate economy of give and take.











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