Monday, December 7, 2009

What is Pahoehoe?

Pronounced Pa-HOY-HOY.... from Hawaiian meaning "smooth and unbroken lava". It is basaltic lava that has a smooth, billowy, undulating, or ropy surface. These surface features are due to the movement of very fluid lava under a congealing surface crust. (from wikipedia)



Currently my husband, Jeff Biancalana, and I are working on a children's book concept about a lava monster who embodies the physical characteristics of pahoehoe lava. Here are a couple of sketches...

LAVA MONSTER!






3 comments:

  1. awesome little doodles :) can't wait to pick up the book. Congrats on the wedding as well :)

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  2. These are great sketches Lizette! Your book looks fun already, I can't wait to see it.

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