Hugo & Miles in I've Painted Everything
I don’t know about you, but it’s hard for me to come up with ideas. Well, good ones anyway. Plenty of bad ones. Like mixing orange juice and milk. Anyway, this book is all about finding new ideas in unexpected ways and places. It’s based on my own experience with being creative and I hope it helps you to always have something to paint or draw or create next. Keep painting everything.
"The cartoon illustrations, rendered in pencil and digitally colored, provide an ample supply of visual jokes. . . . The myriad subjects of Hugo's paintings are quite amusing, and there are disguised works by Raphael, Hals, Van Gogh, and others in the museums. . . . Can spark a discussion about new ways to see everyday objects." — School Library Journal
Hugo, a blue elephant, is a creative artist but he's run out of ideas. His best friend, a dog named [Miles], convinces him to fly to Paris to see new sights for inspiration. Visits to the Louvre and the Musee d'Orsay pose the possibilities of large paintings that could be Hugo-mongous; solid color art could be Hue-Go; a painting with light could be Hu-Glow. However, it's the expansive view from the top of the Eiffel Tower that inspires Hugo to paint everything--but from a new perspective. Pencil and digitally colored illustrations add whimsical details--like an art-stealing raccoon--to the wordplay. —Booklist
- Society of Illustrators The Original Art juried show acceptance
- Featured on Princeton University's literacy blog with a fun art activity.
Here's a ton of Hugo-centric art ideas to keep your little artists inspired and painting everything from the very creative Off the Shelf bloggers.