Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Introducing "Little Panda"

Hello and welcome to my blog. As the name suggests an important part of this blog will be Pandas! In particular, I will often be posting about my upcoming book "Little Panda" which is being published this fall by Houghton Mifflin Books for Children. I'm very excited about the book and can hardly wait for it to come out! Each week I plan to post panda sketches from my sketchbooks, talk about the development of the book, and gossip about my favorite panda bears on the web.

This is the cover for the book! It was the very last illustration completed and probably the most important. I wanted to keep it simple and direct, trying to express how sweet and heartwarming panda's are to me. I love the type that the designer Cara Llewellyn chose and how it reads top to bottom - reminiscent of chinese writing. I thought this was a pretty unique choice for a children's books and very appropriate for the content.


Paola Zakimi said...

Your work is so good, and is good you have a blog, sorry my english.
Congrat for your book!

Renata said...

Thank you! I hope I can make it an interesting blog.