I decided to try my hand at the Tomie dePaola award this year. This year's challenge was to illustrate a scene in black and white from either the Yearling, Little Women, or Tom Sawyer.
As I cannot resist anything old-timey involving girls in bonnets and big dresses, I chose Little Women.
This was my original rough sketch, showing Jo editing her first novel. While I liked the idea of the white pages against the dark colored desk, ultimately I didn't feel passionate about this image and decided to go with something different.
So, here's my entry: