Monday, April 16, 2012

Deep Breath...

Call it a leap of faith.  A daring do.  Being brave.  Just like in high school when you had that phys ed class that made you drop backwards into the (hopefully) waiting arms of friends - that is what this is like for me.
I wanted to post my NESCBWI poster (post my poster?) to my risd friends who may tell me gently that I've lost my mind.  For this illustration I walked on the wild side; not the predictable, marketing safe, typical Tina.  I went with my gut. Let me know what you think.
And thank you for catching me.  ;^)

© Kristina Hickman



  1. This is GREAT, Tina!!!

    I love your take on this... the new world breaks free from the old world's shell; the Chinese year of the dragon theme; the subtle background and great use of white space versus the richly detailed color... It's just perfect!

    Nice work!!! I love it! :D

    1. Thanks Mel! I appreciate your feedback - bolsters me up a bit to submit it. ;^)

  2. I totally agree with Mel, Tina. Great idea and terrific execution. Leap!

  3. Amazing detail and colors on the dragon!