Sketchbook: Accessories for the Gigantic Turnip

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Accessories for the Gigantic Turnip

Here are some of my research sketches of a few accessories to illustrate the Russian folk tale, The Gigantic Turnip. It is harder to draw bread than I thought! I am loving all the cool things made of birch bark: knobby baskets, shoes. And the dear wooden carved dippers. There is too much gorgeous embroidery to fathom. This dacha has turnips, yes, and what else? Brussel sprouts? Cabbages? Apple trees? A raspberry patch? An outdoor bread oven? Chickens? A cow or goats? SO much to do.