A QB Tale

A little QB comic tale for you today! πŸΏπŸ’•

For new followers who haven’t yet met the main characters from our upcoming graphic novel, Bash (first frame) and Jarrett (last frame) are rivals for Talia’s affections. QB (the squirrel) is Jarrett’s long time travelling companion and friend so that’ll help you understand the end a bit more. 😊 Mid-way are Maren and Moses (always quarrelling πŸ™ˆ) and a sleepy Drew. Please consider following Whimsical on Instagram for more daily posts.

Quick as a Wink

I, (Micheline), am currently doing a weekly photo challenge on my other blog, Mish Mash and I couldn’t help sharing my first photo challenge here as well.

All that kept coming to mind for “Quick as a Wink”, was a hummingbird. The correlation is obvious but sadly it’s not hummingbird season… Hmmmm… How do I photograph a hummingbird in wintertime?

Well, I make my own hummingbird of course!

I have seen paper theatre photo illustrations done before and I have always wanted to give it a go myself. So I created each individual illustration with a hummingbird as my main character and then photographed my mini-theatre scene. I actually think that this kind of photo illustration could be fun for a children’s book one day. However, it’s not as easy as it looks – I have a LOT more to learn about this craft before I’m able to illustrate an entire book!20131111-IMG_1656_Small 20131111-IMG_1641_Small 20131111-IMG_1611_SmallFor those folks out there who are curious about how I did these photographs, please check out the pics of my mini theatre below >>>20131111-IMG_1605_Small 20131111-IMG_1601_Small 20131111-IMG_1598_Small 20131111-IMG_1596_Small20131111-IMG_1613_Small