Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin

Illustration by Elizabeth B Martin

These illustrations were supposed to be part of a series (one must think big!) of an intrepid team going on adventures and saving the oceans.

Last week’s TBT introduced us to the team of the Super Sonic Sunny Sub: Frank the puffin captain, Ziggy the cat engineer, Ernest the gecko diarist and interpreter, and Woof the dog that swims and interacts with the sea animals. Their present mission is to save a baby orca whale that has gotten separated from its mother. As you can see Ziggy is having another of her catnaps. She does this whenever not on duty.

I dropped the Super Sonic Sunny Sub onto a background photograph of a tropical reef. I wanted to see how the colors worked with our crew. I wanted to make sure they didn’t disappear in all the confusion.

They are about to get into trouble, but if you want to see what happens you will have to check out my TBT this following Thursday. You can go back to my site and see the first five TBTs showing this book.