It’s all right (though the description rocks), but I think it needs more Croc n Socks. }:D
THE FATES ARE OFTEN CRUEL!
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My husband is responsible for at least 45% of this. I threw out the idea, and he just kept amping it up with comments like “A Bartlett pear with a rubber band around the middle” until I was screaming with laughter and had no choice but to draw it.
The tiki torch and acid green Crocs were his idea, too. I did owl-ize the torch, though.
Below are some variations I sketched before the final.
No, of course I did not draw them during church.
Thumbnail explorations for THE STONE SEEKERS eBook cover. Got some great expressions out of that rabbit and rat! #Sargon #Amber
While trying to paint stupid rocks I got frustrated and tried a different tack:
Then I decided no, I had been on the right path the entire time and went back to the diamond composition. Glad I did! Here’s the final artwork, sans Emily New’s fabulous text:
And of course, the free short story is available right here on my site!