Wednesday, December 14, 2011

SCBWI's Tomie De Paola Award contest

The theme this year is the scene from Chicken Licken, when the gang comes upon Turkey Lurkey and tells him of their plan to talk to the king.  As per every year, we're supposed to illustrate it in a way that hasn't been thought of before.

I imagined my Chicken Licken gang coming from Paris: wearing their finest from a night out at the Moulin Rouge, perhaps.

The competition is amazing; my fellow illustrators are top-notch.  For me, setting and meeting my goal of submitting, and taking a chance on myself is something I can be proud of regardless of how my illustration is received.  Good luck everyone!!

12 comments:

Loni Edwards said...

Your entry is great Michelle! I love the humor in it. Good luck!

Michelle Henninger said...

Thanks Loni! I really appreciate it! I'm looking forward to seeing your illustration too!! :)

Brad said...

Looks great, Michelle! Just finished mine a few minutes ago - and immediately went to google to search for others who've uploaded their entries.

You and vpiette.blogspot.com are the only ones I've found so far, and you both have great entries.

Best of luck!
Brad

jcdillustration said...

They are adorable! Great concept Michelle. Hope all is well =)

Wendy Martin - Art said...

You have just as much chance as anyone else. Good luck.

Ginger*:) said...

It is wonderful... Tomie will love it!

Ann Marie DiVecchia said...

Your interpretation is clever, Michelle! I also love the characters and their "costumes." Great work and yay for you!!!

Jill Bergman said...

What a dramatic tower of animals! Well done Michelle!

Sarah Pecorino said...

It looks great!!! Good luck!

Roberta Baird said...

This is one of my favorites of yours Michelle. I love the idea you came up with. The colors and characters are perfect!

Ann Pilicer said...

What a great idea! Your characters are so sweet! and you definitely should be proud! Great job! :D

tina kugler said...

I absolutely LOVE this one. Your turkey is hysterical. Best of luck!!