But...I fudged them a bit. I re-used some old artwork of mine for these two pages of the ABC Book I'm currently working on for my grandchildren (I'm trying to meet a self-imposed early June deadline, after all!). The family portrait on the first F page is actually an illustration from a children's book idea I submitted to Dodd, Mead, & Co. back in the early 80's. It was about a little girl who eats so many chocolate chip cookies that she actually turns into one (it was semi-autobiographical), and then when she begins to eat healthier, she turns back into a "real girl." Kind of like Pinocchio.
Dodd, Mead, & Co. wasn't interested in publishing my magnus opus, but I hung onto those drawings anyway. I thought the last illustration (the one planned for the happy ending of that book) could be put to good use here in the F pages of this book--which won't be required to pass the editorial test of any publisher, because I'm going to publish it myself.
For the second F page, I re-purposed an image I painted on the walls of my sons' Catholic elementary school back in the mid-to-late-90's, as part of a mural with the theme "The Faces of God's Children." I know the style is quite different from the softer colored pencil drawings I've been doing for this book, but I hope it works.
I'm making headway now, but I'm skipping a few letters and going right to the P's and S's. More to come soon!