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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Haunting Tale

Into the Pumpkin by Linda Franklin is whispy, ghostly tale.  Beautiful watercolor paintings are accompanied by rhyming text.  It features the usual spooky characters: black cat, bats, ghouls, and witches.  Although I've emailed the publisher and tried to find out more information.  I haven't been able to figure out exactly how the paintings are made to look so eerie.  I'll keep looking for how the technique is done.  
This title is a good Halloween read and the artwork is rendered in an interesting way. I would guess that there was a layer of white watercolor or gouache laid on top of the picture and dried with saran wrap to get the mysterious affect.

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