I like watercolor better than the shiny ink from yesterday. Still leaning toward subdued hues. (Can you see I’m heavily influenced by Arnold Lobel’s work?)
I considered using the one below, but it doesn’t fit the character properly.
Publishing date (Target): June 7th, 2019.
Kevin muttered, “I knew this was going to be a bad day.”
“Kevin felt something in his chameleon gut. It felt all wrong.”
This one is simple. Direct. In your face.
Still playing with ideas…
I was working on the back cover art and came up with the illustration shown above.
Feedback from my family:
“That first little chameleon is so cute!”
“Um, that second one is humping the dad.”
“Yeah, why’s she humping his dad?”
Lots of laughing.
I started over. There were murmurs that the second baby chameleon was doing something x-rated to the sibling.
“Move the second chameleon up higher, she still looks like she’s humping her dad.”
Despite the pain, feedback IS valuable.
I’m going with this one:
I just need to make the cover and I’ll be ready to start the self-publishing process…
The next day, Kevin approached Carlos and Minji.
“I’m sorry for my behavior. I want to hang out with you guys again. I promise I will never lose my temper and be a sore loser…or an annoying winner.”
“Or complain about the sun in your eyes?” Minji asked.
“Or grumble about being tired when you’re losing?” Carlos added.
Carlos and Minji accepted his apology and they all were friends once again.
Kevin watched. The wheels in his little mind were turning.
*Kevin the Complainer, to be published in March 2019
I can’t draw all the figures in one scene. So my plan is to have them spread out on a page piecemeal.