Monday, March 28, 2011

Illustration Friday: Toy

© 2011 Sylvia Liu
This is an illustration from a work in progress, a children's book about four rubber ducks awash at sea who encounter all sorts of marine debris. The story is inspired by a real event in 1992, when 29,000 plastic toys fell off a container ship in the Pacific Ocean. Pretty soon, people started finding the plastic ducks and other toys all over the world. They even made their way to the Atlantic Ocean via the Arctic Circle. Even years later, people would find the toys, allowing scientists to study the oceans' currents.

8 comments:

  1. Sylvia... amazing work! I love your style and medium, which I'm guessing is oil... I like the idea of your story too! Go environmental books for kids!!!

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  2. good luck with your book. I love their expressions!

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  3. This is both sweet and sad. Sounds like a wonderful book.

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  4. Oh wow, beautiful work! And it definitely carries a powerful message too. What a fantastic idea for a book.

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  5. Silvya your illustration is beautiful too, loved the idea, ..eu também su péssimo no inglês mas o que importa é nos comunicar, beijos!

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  6. I love your style. And you're still protecting the oceans.

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  7. Sounds like a good story. The turtle and duck looks great. Real characters.

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