Halloween Countdown 2017: Book Review of Ed Emberly’s BIG ORANGE DRAWING BOOK!

Friends, I have something SO special to share with you.

When I was a young and of course very odd little kid,I loved drawing as much as I do now, and I would devour with my eyes any books about drawing that I could get my hands on. And books such as those by Ed Emberly, one of my artistic heroes, were some of the best. Through drawing simple shapes and lines, Mr. Emberly taught us kids to really have fun, use our imaginations and explore once we had mastered the basics of his adorable little drawings. Some of these books featured things that were all one color, such as the Big Green Drawing Book, the Big Red Drawing Book, the Big Purple Drawing Book, and my favorite, the Big Orange Drawing Book.

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The Big Orange Drawing Book shows you how to draw a lot of orange animals, such as tigers and foxes,characters made out of oranges(yes, the fruit!), and–best of all—Halloween characters.

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Halloween Countdown 2017: Scooby Doo Bumps for Cartoon Network Part 1!

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Click HERE to watch!

I actually can’t remember if this one was called “Ghost” or “Sheet”. In the 1990’s,  I worked with my then-future-husband and some good friends on these station ID’s,called “bumpers”, for Cartoon Network. I animated Daphne and Johnny Bravo. It was very simple animation,but being less experienced it was the safest assignment for me to get it finished in the time allowed. I really,really loved doing these. I like Johnny,and of course being born in the 70’s  I grew up watching Scooby Doo after school ( I can’t stand Scrappy Doo, though).

 

Frosting the Birthday Cake..

Our dear friend Kenny and his son Kent are the ultimate father-son team and have quite the misadventures sometimes, which end up in the cartoons I do for their birthdays.

Kenny made a cake for my husband’s birthday. It was delicious, but he later told us about several mishaps he had during the frosting of the thing.

I won’t say what, but, part of this cartoon is absolutely true.

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