I always enjoy Susanna Hill's contests, but I am by far the most excited for this particular contest! You can read the rules for the contest here.
For my entry I chose to illustrate a cover for Lauri Meyer's story "The Princess and the Stinky Cheese." You can read the story here. It's a hilarious retelling of the Princess and the Pea so if you have a minute you should totally go over and read it.
This is my official entry made with water colors and ink.
Originally I was going to enter this illustration using paper cut outs.
But then I decided to experiment with the exact same illustration using photoshop.
Yesterday at the very last minute I decided that I wanted to redo the illustration one last time, because I felt that it called for more action and facial expressions. So I spilled my watercolors and sharpies out on the kitchen table and got to work. I like each illustration for different reasons, but I think the watercolor version tells the story best. I hope the judges agree!