Thursday, September 4, 2008

Umbrella

















I just love umbrellas. The main character in my picture book spends a good deal of time with/in/under umbrellas. You might call it an unhealthy obsession...

11 comments:

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

He or she is quite adorable. I love the night sky above and all around him. He looks like he is on his way somewhere. There is something very special about this illustration. I like it very much, but I am also liking the air about it! I would love hear the story.

Lisa M Griffin said...

Adorable! Love the trailing tp!!! You gave me a wonderful chuckle this morning over my cup of coffee... great way to begin my day, thanks! ;)

krisztina maros said...

really lovely! :)

linda sarah said...

this is really lovely - I adore this character with his plunger hat and trailing paper - and like Vanessa, I'd love to hear the story too:-)

Mônica said...

Looks like this will be a wonderful picture book! I really like the colors on this illustration, how they capture the night so well, so richly. And that little penguin, what a sweet character he is... I'd love to learn more him!

angelic pursuits said...

That's so cute and I love your choice of colors. It brings out the mood perfectly.

Sarah Ackerley said...

Thanks, guys for the encouragement! The book is actually out (it was published in April).

Patrick the Somnambulist is the title. (Written and illustrated by me-Sarah Ackerley).

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=patrick+the+somnambulist&x=0&y=0

Linda T. Snider Ward said...

beautiful illustration! love that it's so unexpectedly at night; the colors are great & that fluttering, elegant bit of paper is a great touch--would love to see the pictureb book

enigma said...

cute penguin ^_^

Michelle Henninger said...

This reminds me of our camping trip ... in the rain... in a tent... and a night time walk to the bathroom. Has your penguin been to NH? Very fun illo!

krisztina maros said...

i MUST write again! whenever i'm watching this blog and roll down it makes me smile and think it's perfect!