Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Routine of Illustrating a Book

Falling into a routine for each picture in the book:

Read the text and notes about illustrations
Email author with questions/comments
Sketch possibilities.  Anything goes, even bad ideas and sketches
Author/artist dialog continues
Narrow down to one drawing
Pose family members in correct positions and photograph (live models at the ready! :)
Do a nicer sketch and send to author
Discussion/comments/ideas from both of us, confirmation that I'm on the right track
Final drawing
Send final to author before coloring it
Paint final.

Repeat.  and repeat.  and repeat.

At this point, I'm close to half way done.  Getting there!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Work on Book Continuing and Back to School!

Well, you're still not hearing much from me because I'm continuing on the book illustrations.  I'm sorry to keep you waiting, but I'll begin to put them out when I can.

I'm also gearing up for school and will be holding six art classes this year.  Daily I'm adding to the student list and preparing for classes.  Thank you, Lord!  I believe one of my gifts is teaching kids, and You continually heap them upon me!  It's going to be a great year.