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Our 3 Favorite Behind-the-Scenes Tolly Videos

Posted by Emily Hagenburger on

Our 3 Favorite Behind-the-Scenes Tolly Videos

It’s been a few weeks since Tolly has been released in the world to be enjoyed by adults and children alike, but we’re still amazed by the effort, time, patience, and loving detail that was put into the book by creator Maryanna Hoggatt. After developing the character of Tolly, a brave battle raccoon, and writing his story, she sculpted his body and multiple different heads for Tolly’s different facial expressions, and created several miniature sets so that she could photograph him for the book. However, all that effort certainly seems worth it when you end up with such a gorgeous children’s...

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Painting With Sand

Posted by Taylor Young on

Painting With Sand

Sunae is a Japanese technique of painting with colored sand, but it’s not very well known. Naoshi, author and illustrator of Ice Cream Work, is working to make this unique method more recognizable. Not only did she use Sunae throughout her entire book, but she also participates in a variety of projects to help people realize how neat this technique is and how easy it is to learn. Talking about Sunae isn’t as exciting as watching videos and trying it out on your own. So, here’s your chance to learn how to create paintings with colored sand. Watch these three...

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