Wednesday, June 28, 2017

More. MORE. MORE! Dandelions Part 7: How long does it take a dandelion puff ball to form?


More. MORE. MORE! Dandelions is a book dedicated to those who don't mind a few dandelions and for the dads who are always wishing for more time with their children.

I hope you buy the book for your family or as a gift for an enthusiastic new dad or a blossoming young reader! The book is available on AMAZON. I really appreciate your support!

The biggest challenge in making More. MORE. MORE! Dandelions was illustrating the time passing from when the family encounters dandelion flowers to when the dandelions change to puff balls. Before I could fully conquer this illustration challenge I had some research to do. I needed to know how long it took for a dandelion to make the change.

I chose six dandelions in my backyard to observe. Next to each dandelion I placed a stake where I tacked a baggie with a note card to record my observations.
This was test subject #1. It was a dandelion that made its home right between a flower bed and my rain barrel.
I started counting the days as soon as the flower closed up. This was April 19, 2017.
The dried up yellow flower was visible on top for six days.
On Day 7 the flower fell off to reveal a fuzzy white top.
The puff ball arrived on April 28, 2017.
The dandelion took ten days from the moment it closed to when it reopened with a puff ball. This research really helped me. I decided the best way to show the passing of time was with a calendar that showed ten days passing between the family's walks to the park.  I also put the characters in different color clothes to show that it was definitely a different time. Below is the final illustration from the book.


What happened to the other five dandelions I researched?

A few were eaten by bunnies like this one. How do I know?
This was nearby. (Note: I put a bunny that eats dandelions in the book.)
This dandelion took 12 days to open. Right after the "10-day" dandelion turned to a puff ball it rained for a day and half. Once this dandelion dried out it opened up too!
This research allowed me to finish all the stamping. Next up was drawing all the facial expressions!

Do you want to learn more about the making of this book? Read Part 8

Did you miss the first few posts in this series? Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6

More. MORE. MORE! Dandelions is available on Amazon:

13 comments:

  1. Drawing is one of the creative thing to express your feelings and this blog lets you know about drawing faces which is undoubtedly one of the toughest work to do. Great job!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Are You looking Polo shirts
    .
    best Polo shirts When looking for the best yachting Polo shirts in 2017,
    comfort should be one of the most important considerations. After all,

    you would surely not want to be in a
    situation wherein you would want to immediately get rid of your shirt because of the comfort that it provides.
    luxurious organic bamboo sheets
    50% OFF now following Coupon code is "
    50ISMYBESTSHEET"
    luxurious bamboo sheets
    100% bamboo bed sheets
    50% OFF now following Coupon code is "
    50ISMYBESTSHEET"
    silky bamboo sheets
    50% OFF now following Coupon code is "
    50ISMYBESTSHEET"
    with Deep Pockets 300 Thread Count per square inch are most likely the silkiest and softest sheets.


    Amazon Product SEO is as yet essential, you ought to likewise be actualizing At your showcasing collection.
    Before we get into the particular things you can do to rank higher on Amazon, it’s vital for you to comprehend the objective of amazon change rates. In the event that you’re posting will get Amazon more deals.That Will Exhibit To Amazon That Your Item Will Really Offer Once It Is Seen.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I'm going to search and research my problem and see this web site, it really attracts me because a lot of useful information for everyone, I will often visit this site.
    Discount master app, Product discount app, best autoketing

    ReplyDelete
  4. I accidentally read this and it really made me think. I will have to work hard to make my website useful and more popular. Everyone please refer to offline !!! thank you very much
    email with love app, email with love free app, best autoketing app

    ReplyDelete
  5. Your post will definitely be appreciated by everyone, hopefully it will be noticed by many, thanks for sharing this.
    friv 2018 for school, friv 4 school 2017 free games, abcya club games boys

    ReplyDelete
  6. I accidentally saw your post and it attracted me from the first few seconds, it was excellent, hope you have more successful posts.
    happy wheels good games to try, tomb runner mobile free games online, silly snakes interesting game

    ReplyDelete
  7. The article gives me a lot of useful information, I think it is very necessary for everyone, hope that more people will know your post.
    Frozen Christmas Surprise Gifts games play now, Gato Slice free online games, Heroes Of The City Jigsaw good game for kids

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is a post that we all should read at least once, it's great, wish you success in the next blog. I like this post because it contains a lot of useful information to read, maybe everyone will like me.
    jogos friv online, kizi free online Games, pbs school Games for kids

    ReplyDelete

  9. food games
    basketball games free
    soccer free games
    This is a post that we all should read at least once, it's great, wish you success in the next blog. I like this post because it contains a lot of useful information to read, maybe everyone will like me.

    ReplyDelete
  10. free online juegos games
    io jogos
    2 player games for girl
    It should be easy for users to find what they need, to go to and from pages, and to basically provide a user-friendly experience. Good article. But it would be better if in future you can share more about this subject.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I used to happily find this web-site. I anticipated that would an obligation of appreciation is all together for your possibility for this remarkable learn!! I unequivocally getting a charge out of every single bit of it and I've you bookmarked to take a gander at new stuff you blog. Thanks
    miniclip car games, a10 games for kid, Jogo para menina

    ReplyDelete
  12. I knew that I'd never have to go back to the soul sucking corporate life again and I knew I could achieve that by helping others find their confidence again! That was one of my main motivating factors. Well that and working from home in my pjs
    game online 2019
    friv jogos online
    jogos 360 game

    ReplyDelete