Last year I illustrated a book called "Ready or Not, Here Comes Scout!" Written by Jill Abramson & Jane O'Connor, the picture book, published by Viking, is based on Jill's real-life pup, Scout. I posted some images from the book last fall, which you can see here.
Well, Scout is back in a really cute Penguin Young Reader, called "Puppy Parade." It was so fun to get another turn to develop Scout's character.
The process I used to create the art was the same as the picture book. I painted Scout and the puppies traditionally, but created the backgrounds in photoshop. This gave me more options to move things around, but still keep a loose feel on the art and stay compatible with the first book.