If you are an artist, watch this video! If you are a teacher, then use this video as part of a project in which your students illustrate a story. Art and writing are obviously linked in books for young children, in comics and graphic novels, and also in some of the classic works of children’s literature, like Alice in Wonderland, and Wind in the Willows.
Emma T. Capps was a regular illustrator for Stone Soup from 2009 to 2011. Emma and her dad created this amazing time-lapse video, showing Emma creating an illustration for Stone Soup from start to finish. The story she illustrated, “Working for Sparkle,” appeared in the May/June 2011 issue of Stone Soup. Emma continues to make art today. She has developed quite a following for the comic strip she created: “The Chapel Chronicles.”
While Emma is no longer a young child she has not stopped drawing. Here is a link to her website. Visit Emma’s website. If you look also at her social media you will see that her interests have expanded since she was a young child. Unfortunately, you will also see that she has some serious medical problems and continues work in spite significant obstacles.