Friday, March 21, 2008

More bloody portfolio stuff / Robby the Roo

Illustration for a rhyming story called Robby the Roo.
Click on image to enlarge.Have a look at Robby's eyes in the second pic. The only thing I photo shopped. Guess I need more practice aye! LOL

Robby the Roo
built a canoe
with intentions of sailing away
he built it you see
from a eucalypt tree
it took him three weeks and a day!.........

Yes it goes on for quite a bit.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Portfolio continued/people

A possible illustration for a story I'm writing called My Teacher has Eyes in the Back of her Head.
Click to enlarge.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

portfolio continued/people

"Bother", grunted Hilda."Missed again!" From Boris, Hilda and the Strange New Thing.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Portfolio continued/ Goanna

A bit silly but this actually happens. We are all told to stand perfectly still when you see a snake. This doesn't work with those big tree goannas. Their eyesight's not too good. If they panic they'll head right up the nearest thing they think might be a tree. It's a little unnerving wouldn't you say?!
Australia's a strange place.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Portfolio continued

Mutants in the Fridge (228 words)

By Ronda Eden

There are mutants in the fridge and I don’t know what to do

Slimy bits of watermelon and all this yukky goo

Something green and furry, something all gone black

Some chips all dried and shriveled and what looks like a Big Mac!

No one likes to clean the fridge they’d rather let it be

They’re scared to take the lids off things

They’re scared of what they’ll see

The meat’s gone green and slimy and it’s really on the nose

The cheese has grown an overcoat and all the spuds have toes!

The veggies are quite clever, they take care of themselves

They turn themselves to liquid and move to other shelves

And if they’re left there long enough, they head toward the door

Then when you open up the fridge, they ooze onto the floor

Each day they’re growing bigger and changing shape and color

Some are getting brighter and some are getting duller

One day they might turn into, huge gigantic toads

And just keep getting bigger until the fridge explodes!


Then what a job will that be, to clean up that big mess

We’ll have to think of something

We’ll have to move I guess

Just thinking of this makes me tried

And makes me hungry too

But there mutants in the fridge and I don’t know what to do.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Children's Book Illustration Portfolio continued/people

Have You Ever Had a Hot dog?

Have you ever had a hot dog
that you wore instead of ate?
The type that makes a gooey mess.
The type your parents hate!

Did the ketchup run all over you
and all over your clothes?
Did it make a bright red sticky river
from your chin down to your toes?

Did you have another, then another
then another one?
Did you make a super hot dog mess?
Did you have a heap of fun?

Well if you had a hot dog
that you worn instead of ate,
the messy gooey icky type,
the type you parents hate

consider yourself lucky
'cause when all is said and done
the one that doesn't make a mess
is the one that's .....just no FUN!

Friday, March 07, 2008

My New Chlidren's Book Illustration Portfolio/animals

New character drawings for Peggy Lou the Emu. Note Peggy Lou's head is larger to add more 'cute appeal' she no longer carries a book and pencil and I've given her sneakers that are too big for her. I have also changed my colored pencil and ink technique.