Jerry Pinkney is one of my favorite illustrators of children's picture books. He is known for his watercolor paintings, created with pencil, colored pencils, and watercolor. Pinkney's artwork is characterized by rich details and shading. His realistic and vibrant illustrations help to extend and enhance the story in each of the children's picture books he has illustrated. In addition to illustrating a great many children's picture books for other authors, he has also written several retellings and adaptations of traditional tales.