This new piece, co-illustrated by both Benjamin Hummel and Cherish Flieder, tackles the question, what role does children’s literature have as we move full steam into the 21st century?
We certainly live in a changing world. With the new technology changes, we have newer and more innovative ways to distribute great storytelling to kids these days that could never even been dreamed of even fifteen years ago. From smart phones to tablets, kids can enjoy interactive e-books--filled with learning, fun, imagination and animation.
We chose Steampunk as a theme for this illustration, to tie in with the juxtaposition between the past and the future.
Vermont Skiing, Watercolor on 140lb paper, 11x15" Process work for this image can be viewed on my blog at http://matthewgauvin.blogspot.com/2012/12/charicature-portraits.html more work at www.matthewgauvin.com