A Family Is... & A Friend Is...
A Family Is... came out in March, 2022 from Simon & Schuster. It is the companion book to my earlier A Friend Is... 2020.
Over the past few years, I have been working digitally but try to have the illustrations look like traditional mediums. I'm calling it "tradigital". Scanning my pencil sketches into Photoshop, I then redraw the image with a "pencil". I use a variety of "watercolor" and other brushes to achieve the look I want. One of the things that I like best about working digitally is that if I make a mistake I can just go back a step or two and I won't have totally ruined whatever I was working on!
...adorable illustrations...simple backgrounds with just enough detail to...keep the focus on the friends...who clearly care about one another...through thick and thin.
This charming book provides readers with example after example of what makes someone a good friend...Thiesing's art has strong child appeal and reinforces the happiness friendship brings.