By Ludwig Bemelmans
Literary Elements of the Text
Physical Features of the Book
Visual Elements of the Book
Artistic Style and Media
The artistic media that Bemelmans uses to create the images is a combination of ink and watercolor. When painting, he made very quick, confident, and bold markings while also incorporating dry brush techniques. Each picture looks like its own painting and they all tie into the words they are incorporated with. The style of the pictures are very simple, while still bringing the characters and settings to life. The characters appear to be a mix between life like drawings and stick figures. The faces are very simplistic with only eyes and a mouth, making it very easy to understand what the girls are feeling.
Elements of Illustration
Conclusion: Overall Thoughts
Bemelmans, L. (1967). Madeline. New York: Viking Press.
History. (n.d.). Retrieved February 11, 2016, from http://www.madeline.com/history.html
Serafini, F. (2011). Expanding Perspectives for Comprehending Visual Images in Multimodal Texts. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy.