Previously I had listed the following disclaimer just in case I had posted someone else’s artwork without any credit.

“As a disclaimer, the intent of this blog is educational.  Please do not be offended if I have featured YOUR art here.  Simply inform me, so I can give you proper credit, or request me to remove it and I shall be happy to do so right away.”

Part of my process in teaching is to expose the students to correct principals as well as lots of examples of art.  I encourage then to eagerly search resources, like the internet, to see what other people are doing and learn from them.  I also search the internet all the time looking for good examples of illustration.  I try to list credits when I can, but sometimes I find a great piece and it has no mention of the artist’s name.

Somewhere I came across this cute little piece and included it in my posting on “Styling and Finding your Voice”.  I didn’t include credit to the artist because I did not know at the time who it was.  I apologize for that to Lynn Alpert.

illustration of red headed stepchild

Red headed stepchild, by Lynn Alpert, St. Louis.

I thought it was a good example of showing attitude.  It is the work of Lynn Alpert.  More of her work can be seen at

Thank you Lynn.