Illustration Daily – Day 113: Madeline

My recollection of “Madeline” is that it was a book about a little French girl living in an orphanage being cared for by a nun. Nope. Madeline isn’t French. She’s an American living in France, and attending a boarding school. Madeline isn’t an orphan either. Apparently I just glossed over the part where she receives “the dollhouse from Papa” following her appendectomy. And Miss Clavel? She’s apparently supposed to be a nurse. So, with all those misconceptions clanging around in my brain I illustrated the only thing I know for sure about the book. Which is that: “To the tiger in the zoo/ Madeline just said, ‘Pooh-pooh.'”

113Madeline

Madeline, 5″x5″, ink, and watercolor on illustration board

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