Octopus in Boots the Sketchbook

For those of you that remember this prompt started with David Hyde Costello last September. He was offering a small painting with each of his signed books at the Carle last year. I told Matt he should pick what we got and he loves to come up with something outside the usual. Octopus in Boots was his idea.
Six months later we went to MoCCA where we learned our friend gets a drawing of her dog or a dog made by all of her favorite artists. The idea hooked us and our goal is to fill a sketchbook with as many artists interpretations as there are pages.
I feel pretty lucky because I was around some AMAZING artists all weekend when at the LA SCBWI National Conference. Check out what they drew!

First to make some lines were my two fabulous roommates
Diandra Mae
Diandra Mae

Angela Matteson
Angela Matteson

My favorite doodler!

Ruth McNally Barshaw

Then Ms. Kathy and Ms. Kelly my fellow conference gals.
Kathy Blackmore
Kathy Blackmore

Kelly Light
Kelly Light

Winner’s from the portfolio showcase!
Christina Forshay
Christina Forshay

John Deiniger
John Deiniger

Eliza Wheeler
Eliza Wheeler

A lovely illustrator all the way from Australia!
Sarah Davis
Sarah Davis

Yep that’s right, I asked Kadir if he would draw one for me. He was all alone at his signing table. . .
Kadir Nelson
Kadir Nelson

Another fellow conference gal!
Linda Silvestri
Linda Silvestri

The most patient illustrator I’ve met, hand building through stitching, felting, and gluing each illustration over 2 weeks to a month!
Salley Mavor
Salley Mavor

A very hip chick with the same hair cut as me and a talent for woodcut printing.
Erin O'Shea
Erin O’Shea

Thank you, you talented people you! I love my sketchbook of wonderful!

7 thoughts on “Octopus in Boots the Sketchbook

    • Thank you so much for adding to the sketchbook! You are very talented yourself. I feel so lucky to have the sketchbook filled with this wonderful treasures.

    • So glad you were willing to add to the book of Octopus in Boots! It was great to meet you too. I had a very nice time talking with you. I wish you much success from your portfolio win. Your work is awesome.

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