Fairy Dogmother is a return to a piece I did a few years ago. I always loved the idea of this character that was one of those mistaken words that one of my kids got wrong. This one was done in gouache and I love the way the color pops. I used sculpey (superskulpey, to be exact) for the first time on this project. Sometimes you can envision exactly what you want to put on the page but other times it helps to have a reference to work from. Plus it was molding clay and I made little figures like I was a playdough champion.
Ben J Hutchison
I am an aspiring children's book writer and illustrator.