This page is part of Adele’s trip to the market where she buys a lot of her food. In an earlier post, I showed you the luscious strawberries that she picked up on the same shopping trip, and this page drawing faces that page.
Adele’s story is set during the springtime, but shopping at an open-air market always makes me think of summer here on the east coast, since that is when our farmers’ markets are overflowing with a large variety of my favorite produce… tomatoes, corn, peaches, blueberries, and so much more! I really love the smell of all of that fresh food. Go local!!!
Above is a sketch I did as a tribute to the famous Brassai photo of the Montmatre steps from the early 1930s.
It is going to be a very small part of the Adele book I’m working on, and I wanted to include it since I have been an admirer of his work for a long time. I haven’t worked on the page that it appears on yet, so you’ll be seeing it again in its smaller form, as part of Adele’s blog. The story is partly told in the present tense along with important excerpts from Adele’s blog/journal.
As a rather laid back online retailer, I was surprised to see an e-mail today about “Free Shipping Day” on December 16th in my inbox.
Then again, every year I wish I had stared on my Christmas card illustration earlier! Maybe I should start sketching now…. I know that my 2011 card will involve another city scene, but that’s all I’m giving away.
One of the characters in my story and an important part of Adele’s life is her feline companion, Henrí, named for Henrí Matisse, one of my favorite artists. Henrí is rarely seen without his beret and can converse with all humans, not just Adele. On this page he is terrorizing pigeons, one of his favorite pastimes.