<ul><li>"I grew up wanting to be an artist, I loved books, and at the library I often picked books because of the illustrations. ” </li></ul>
<ul><li>Kevin Henkes is an artist and a writer. </li></ul><ul><li>He was born in Wisconsin and still lives there today. </li></ul><ul><li>He has written and illustrated more than 30 books. </li></ul><ul><li>You probably know who Kevin Henkes is, even if you don’t know his name. I bet you’ve read at least one of his books! </li></ul>A few facts about Mr. Henkes
This is how it looks when Mr. Henkes starts SKETCHING (planning) new pictures for a new book He has to think about how big or small it should be.
He has to make sure the story and the pictures go together perfectly!
His first try a quick gesture drawing on the back of an old piece of paper! Another try to decide what colors he liked best. His final draft, the one he chose to use in his book “A Good Day” Even professional Artists’ like Mr. Henkes have to draw a picture more than once to make it just right!
Sometimes Mr. Henkes only uses a little color. This time he used black & white.
But sometimes Mr. Henkes uses a lot of bright colors in his pictures…
Mr. Henkes has to decide if he’d like to use shapes
And he has to decide if he’d like to use patterns….
Meet Kevin Henkes Talking about his book “Little White Rabbit” http://bcove.me/h9xjylw1
Mr. Henkes wrote a book with the title “My Garden”
What would you put in your own garden? What do you think Mr. Henkes wrote about in the garden in his book?