Posted by: Robin Koontz | October 16, 2010

Fleas, not bedbugs

I was sketching during our SCBWI Oregon retreat last weekend and a few thought I was drawing bedbugs. Which when you think about it, was rather alarming. By drawing them, would I draw them? Anyway, they were fleas.
Here’s the sketch:

They were the star attractions in the next page of my concept book. I spent hours on flea legs! Bedbugs would have been easier. But, my dog does not have bedbugs. He does not have fleas either, but artists have license to do what is necessary to make the book interesting.

The retreat was terrific, by the way. It was great to see old friends and meet new friends as well!


  1. Love this page. How long to create those fleas.

  2. Thanks Diane! It does make a mess compared to drawing on the computer. 🙂

  3. Love the new look to your art and books!

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