Concept Sketch and Illustration for “Zach and Backer, the Toad Who Rode a Bull”

Here are the initial concept sketch and full-color illustration (which will probably also be used on the front-cover of the book) for “Zach and Backer, the Toad Who Road  Bull”.

With Love,

Russrb_pg01 concept sketch sample_toad_ride_bull

About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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4 Responses to Concept Sketch and Illustration for “Zach and Backer, the Toad Who Rode a Bull”

  1. mimijk says:

    The picture of the toad is adorable!

  2. utesmile says:

    You have been busy while I was enjoying the Spanish sun. You are full of great ideas. Fantastic. Keep going! Just imagine , how proud your grandchildren are when you read them the bedtime story and it is written by their grandad. I would burst to have such an important and famous grandad!

    • russtowne says:

      Thank you for your kind comment, support and encouragement, Ute. I’ll bet your grandparents were equally important to you, as hopefully I will be to mine. As for my being famous? I’ve got a long, long way to go before I’m likely to ever be accused of that! Fame, like everything else, is a two-edged sword. There are certainly advantages to having it, but a lot of disadvantages too. Whatever happens is fine with me. I’m just focused on enjoying the adventure every day.

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