Today we had a great Skype session with author and illustrator, Mike Artell. We talked about some of the books he wrote and how he has to do research for them too. For Backyard Bloodsuckers, he spent time at the largest bug museum in the world – The Insectarium in Louisiana. We listened as he read to us from Petite Rouge in his funny Cajun accent. The highlight of the day was learning how to draw – cartoon style. We drew a horse and he gave us some tips on how to personalize your cartoon words. At the end of the session we asked him a few questions. We learned that his favorite thing to draw is animals and the hardest thing to draw for him is realistic art. Please check out our photos and short video clip below called “Fun letters.” To learn more about Mr. Artell go to MikeArtell.com.
Thanks so much Mr. Artell!!
Skype with author, Mike Artell on PhotoPeach