1. So I was really unsure what to illustrate from Lolita so I rebelled a tiny bit and painted something serene and calmish.

    This is from the scene where they were placidly swimming in the lake while our favorite jailed narrator plots his new wife’s murder. This is the beautiful lake swimming area but everything is just a tiny bit wrong. Enjoy!

     
  2. Hello everyone! Since I’m a bit behind posting a reminder for this month’s Book Jamboree, I’ll extend the deadline until Sunday night (August 3) and post all of the art on Monday August 4th. Have a good weekend!

    Art by Jennifer Heuer

     
  3. I LOVED this book! I decided to do a spot illustration of the first time Jonas noticed red hair. It was one of my favorite parts of the book (you know when it was all innocent and cool before BAM the world was terrible). 

    This also became my bi annual scratch board project :D with a splash of water colour. 

     
  4. "Above and Below" by Marisa Seguin.

    I loved imagining the Iron Giant wandering the depths of the ocean. It’s a place that we know so little about and the isolation experienced by the Iron Giant seemed well matched with the unexplored mysteries of the sea.

     
  5. I like the idea of all the cows just staring up at the giant as he eats their fence. Nom nom nom.

    Illustration by Abigail Shaw

     
  6. My illustration is based off of the passage on pg 35 about the space-bat-angel-dragon:

    "So his fearful shape, slowly swimming through the night sky, didn’t frighten people, because it was dark and he couldn’t be seen. But the whole world could hear him, a strange soft music that seemed to fill the whole of space, a deep weird singing, like millions of voices singing together."

    Illustration by Anna Hart Turner.

     
  7. The dragon from the Iron Giant when it lands on Australia. 

    Here’s my first real shot at digital, Enjoy!

    By Alex Platt

     
  8. We’re a little over half way through May and I just wanted to pop in with a friendly reminder that The Iron Giant is our reading selection for this month! It’s a very manageable and fun read (especially compared to last month’s pick…my bad) so if you haven’t started yet there is still plenty of time to give it a read!

    I’d like to mention that any illustrations that are clearly inspired by the movie rather than the book will not be posted (sorry kids, gotta do your homework!). As much as I love this movie (and I do, really), it is very different from the book so I’d like to encourage you to check it out (and then build a blanket fort and rewatch the movie after). 

    Can’t wait to see everyone’s art! You have until May 31st.

    —Marisa

     
  9. I read over half the book (quite a feat considering its size!) but this illustration is still from only page 16:

    “‘That,” said Robert Jordan, pointing to one of the bays, a big stallion with a white blaze on his forehead and a single white foot, the near front, “is much horse.”’

    So I drew much horse.

     
  10. For anyone who managed to finish For Whom The Bell Tolls, you have until midnight tonight to submit your illustrations!

    (P.S. I know it’s A Farewell to Arms but I imagine the sentiment would be similar if I finished this book. I managed to make it to page 30 before wanting to throw it out the window. I am also really liking the idea of having a book throwing window in my apartment. —Marisa)