I saw the thumbnail of this image and went WOW! this looks just like the book. When I zoom in I can see your Gimp corrections. I know the skill involved in your work isn't even halfway shown because of having to photograph all the big pieces. I own this printer/scanner and I really like it. [link] It's a pretty decent price for an 11 x 17 scanner. (not a salesman or anything just a concerned citizen) Keep up the good work!
I drew this in pencil before using a crow quill pen and Higgins Ink. Then I took a photo because I can't scan something this big. I went to Gimp with it and added color and brightened and darkened as needed! The Cat has always been one of my absolute faves! When I was a kid in Tampa I was with Mom and Dad at a Dollar Store and there was the original Cat In The Hat model! I wanted it Bad!!!! Money was tight so now if I want one they are $200