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Tara Anderson
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Tara Anderson a Canadian Illustrator and folk artist.
Tara Anderson a Canadian Illustrator and folk artist.

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Creating your cast of characters
After studying and drawing all of my reference I designed my rhino family for the book. I have altered and played with a Black Rhino's anatomy a bit. I have enlarged their eyes to allow for more expression and played with their face a bit. I wanted them to ...
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Just What Does A Black Rhino's Mouth Look Like Again?Mi
Miami Zoo - Susana Cortáza Inndian rhino Klu
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Creating Original Characters That Leap From My Brain!
Stage One - Researching Your Subject The first thing I do is read the manuscript. I make copies and put them all over the house. I write down my ideas and thoughts on them and just try to step into my author's brain. Then I dive into my research. I learn fa...
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Big News! Nat's In the Bag! - Learning Partnership's Welcome to Kindergarten Program
Nat The Cat is part of the Learning Partnership Welcome to Kindergarten Package! So thrilling. My biggest hope has always been for my books to reach children that may never have any. Nat The Cat Can Sleep Like That is doing exactly that! Our book is in the ...
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Tara's Brand New Book is out in Bookstores!
Nat The Cat is out in books at last. After many months of planning, drawing and designing he is here! Horray! 
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Creating Original Characters That Leap From Brain!
Stage Two - Who Are My Characters?! The first thing is read the manuscript over and over! Then I looked  at all of my reference which really helped me establish an emotional connection with my characters. I had to learn all about what a Rhino actually looks...
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A New Year and a new book to finish illustrating! Welcome to the process of illustrating a book!
Well it is a new year full of possibilities and new challenges. I am in the middle of a brand new project with Pajama Press and Victoria Allenby. Our new picture book is scheduled to release spring 2016 and I have aproximately six weeks or less to produce m...
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