Chuzzle’s Incredible Journey is written for ages pre-school to Grade Two. A Mother and daughter effort – written by Minde Wachsmann, illustrated by Carrie Wachsmann (myself).
Chuzzle, a young adventurous porcupine with many endearing qualities, embarks on a journey to find his dear friend Whuzzle. Chuzzle and Whuzzle used to play together everyday when they were neighbors.
Then Whuzzles and her family moved far away, past the Little Stream, through the Deep Forest, beyond the Green Blue Pond, and up the Giant Big Hill.
Chuzzle missed her very much. One day he decided he was now old enough to venture out on his own. Saying goodbye to his parents, Chuzzle packed his lunch and bravely embarked on his incredible journey to find his friend Whuzzle.
You can read the complete story at:
My daughter and I have cooperated in writing and illustrating several short stories.
Illustrating this story was exceptional fun. I got another opportunity to use my Wacom Tablet – a Christmas gift from my husband. Thank you dear.
Minde created the visuals for the characters – then I developed her concepts into the images used in the story book.
Chuzzle leaves home – Carrie ©
I sketched, then pencil crayoned the sketches. I scanned the sketches and detailed them using Photoshop and Wacom Tablet. Using my digital Nikon camera, I took photographs and used them to create backgrounds.
Chuzzle leaves home - Carrie ©
I’ve been studying some tutorials on http://deviantart.com which I’m finding very fascinating as well as helpful.
Here’s the photo I took of a burned out tree stump. I used it to develop the night scene in the forest.
I’ve learned to always have my camera ready cause I never know what treasures I’m going to find. (my moto: treasures are hidden in simple things)
Burned out tree stump - Carrie ©
Chuzzles arrives at his destination after his incredible journey - Carrie ©
You can read Chuzzle Incredible Journey at:
Available in Ebook form.
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