The Neighborhood’s Night – Page 15

Page 14 doesn’t have an image, so we skip on to page 15 from The Neighborhood’s Night by Juliana Catherine. This is the last illustration and the end of the book.

It’s not a completely happy ending because, even though Leena’s back in her own home, Amaya’s family lost their house. This is supposed to be a “tough subjects” series, so a not entirely happy ending is appropriate. But it’s not all bad because Amaya has sent Leena a letter saying how they found a place to live and are doing okay. They even sent pictures.

I made sure it’s the same couch and wall as page 4 so it’s definitely the same house. It comes full circle.

An illustration for page 15 of The Neighborhood's Night by Juliana Catherine.  A girl curled up on her couch leans back against her mother who is sitting beside her.  The girl is reading a letter and the mother is looking at some photo prints.  They are both smiling.

Sleepover

Here’s a new one for that series I’m doing with this group of middle school kids.  This one’s a sleepover and our main character (I should really give her a name) is having a sleepover with all her BFFs.  She’s playing a video game (Mario Cart, perhaps?) against her very best bestie.  Two more friends are painting nails on the floor and a fifth girl has already conked out and gone to sleep.  (Hopefully they won’t put her bra in the freezer later!)

Edit:  It was too green, so I made it bluer and updated the image.  Better now, I think.  🙂

Sleepover

Recycling Book – Page 7

Here’s an image that appears on page 7 of a coloring book about recycling commissioned by Positive Promotions for Earth Day.  I don’t think I quite hit the character consistency as well as I could have on the girl on the left.  Her cheeks really should have been a little rounder.  Casualty of this being a rush job.  But I really like how the overall scene with the tree and the swing and such turned out.

Four children in a tree

I Need a Caption for This

This image needs a caption, but I haven’t thought of anything much.  Here’s what I’ve got:

“But, honey, he’s a Nigerian prince and he needed my help.”

“You never call, you never write, you never email, you never tweet, you never PM, IM, or text, and you never like anything I post on your Facebook page!”

“Your father and I have decided that you need to take a second job to support us.”

“I wanted to adopt a dog, but they said I was too old to become a parent.”

What do you think?  Can you think of anything better?  Suggestions are welcome!