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My Favorite Teacher by ursulav My Favorite Teacher by ursulav
Scholastic Reading Club approached me recently for artwork for their "My Favorite Teacher" campaign. I was thrilled to be able to work on this project, partly because Scholastic does such cool stuff, and partly because dragons.

They did ask that I include this paragraph, since the image isn't out in the wild yet:

Created as part of Scholastic Reading Club's year-long celebration of teachers. Teachers change the lives of their students every day. Sometimes a small moment has a huge impact on a child's future. Other times it's the year-long influence in a classroom that can change the course of a student's entire life. Scholastic Reading Club is celebrating favorite teachers this year and will be interviewing students, parents, authors, illustrators, and celebrities about teachers who impacted their lives. If you'd like to share your own memories, you can email them to: judy.newman (at) scholastic.com
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pearwood Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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herbwalker Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So cute!
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GriswaldTerrastone Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
I remember Scholastic- but that goes back to the early 1980s, so I have no idea what they've been doing.

This picture certainly brings back memories- in this case, the 1970s.
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wolfian Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
I greatly enjoyed Scholastic in my youth!
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ThePurpleUsagi Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*claps* that Is totally cool! I actually work for them and I've seen this art holy moly you were the one who drew it! That is so cool! *fan girls slightly*
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amblesbear Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
Congratulations for being picked for the project.
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CLGristwood Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
How much for something like this as a comission?
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EvArts Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's so frickin adorable :heart:
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convallaria Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014   Traditional Artist
Adorable :heart:
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derJOgelle Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014   General Artist
Very inspiring piece and campaign! Props!Hug 
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CLGristwood Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh my! This is awesome!
I've been looking for something like this to use in my publishing company (which specializes in Fantasy). How much would a commission like this cost? Please send me a note and let me know... this is exactly what DevART is all about! :D
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azhwi Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Aaaah! This is perfect! And awesome!
I'm so emailing her about Mr. Soquist. The man was a balm in the craziness of middle school.
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Cakemage Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I can't stop smiling at the little dragon's expression. 
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hoppytoad79 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
I lovelovelove this.  The expression on the younger dragon's face is totally my expression when I was a kid and I was in the middle of a Really Awesome Book.  
The teacher's expression would've been one of annoyance, because I would've been reading in class (again...) while they were teaching even after they told me to stop.  I'd meant to do what they told me to do, but I was bored because I understood what the teacher was talking about and I just wanted something to do while they finished explaining it to the rest of the class.  You'd think the teacher would be glad I was quietly reading and minding my own business, and it's not like it was my fault the rest of the class took so long to figure things out.  [/tongue-in-cheek]  My fifth grade teacher told my parents about the time he caught me reading and asked me a question to try and get me to stop, but it backfired on him when I put the book down long enough to give him the right answer and then went right back to reading.  
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wrendragon Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am a teacher and this fills me with warmfuzzies.
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arthorse17 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is clever! Nice work.
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Glowyrm13 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
I LOVE THIS!!!!!
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ElwenAldalinde Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
That's so cool! :D I LOVED Scholastic as a kid. Books were my bread and butter growing up, and that hasn't changed much.
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PaulEberhardt Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice one, Ursula! :)
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Lord-Shanakill Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that's very cool. Really glad to hear you were able to contribute to that, and with such great artwork.
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Awesome, congrats. And yay for dragons!
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fuzziekit Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing and yes, teachers are a force behind students success and failure.  I have had both.  Great picture too.
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pearwood Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
A marvelous painting, Ursula, and a marvelous project.  These folks did a lot to foster my love of reading and books, and I'm a 1950 model.
Blessings,
Steve, who has had some really fine teachers along the way
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Graphite451 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student General Artist
That's the happiest dragon I ever did see! :D :3 <3
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sleepyhead12567 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
This is so adorable! :D 
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DarkstripeShadowpaw Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
I still have a copy of "War of the Worlds" I got through Scholastic waaaaay back when. It was so exciting to order the books and get them at school.
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AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So darn cute. :)

---AK
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Phraggle Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014   General Artist
That kid is really into reading. I like this a lot. I saw one of your books at the grocery store a 'lil while ago too. :D
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heeheehee!  What an awesome project.  
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kiprotich Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Scholastic book sales were one of the first opportunities I had to feed my imagination. It may be a bit overgrown by now, but I'm eternally grateful to the people who provided me with so many great novels. Thanks for participating in their work!
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keight Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
I am glad to know you are involved with this program. Well done.
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014
Wonderful, and what a great outlet for your proven talents!  Because BOOKS! And dragons.
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SoraIsMyHomeboy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that's so cool that they asked you to do this!!! i love it!
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