There are times the wind blows too hard,

Tossing trees and roofs.

And there are times when the rain is too hard,

Flooding rivers and towns.

Until Mama Earth quiets the wind.

Until Mama Earth stops the rain

And dries the land.
Illustration Intensive at the SCBWI Carolinas conference. We recieved the text on Tuesday, arrived on Friday with our preliminary sketch, then David Diaz took us through his process of execution. Layer of acrylic color on masonite board, then our sketch transferred with soft pencil and charcoal. We utilized the charcoal by smudging the entire drawing, adding depth and texture. Finished up with the detail work in more acrylics.

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