Monday, February 10, 2014

Book Illustrations, Part 2

 As promised, here are some more preliminaries to the book I just finished illustrating.  The name of the book is Ribbons of Rainbows, and it's written by Kimberly Vogel, in connection with RLM Ministries,

At this point, I was still developing characters for the Stone family.  I couldn't get past the fact that they were the STONE family, and at this point was making them more rock-like, as opposed to being jewel-like.

Here's a little sketch of Jem and his sister, Jeweley looking into the window of their home.

The second picture is what's coming from within their home - ribbons of rainbows emanating from their mother.  These were the first ideas of rainbows, and we still had a lot of work to do on them, too.

In the third picture, you can see the stout, rock-like legs.  The author and I had to do quite a bit of work and communication before I cam to the faceted jewel legs.  We're still in the developmental stage here.

The fourth picture shows some of the faces I was playing around with.  The first two characters I needed

to develop were Jem, the little boy in the Stone family, and his big sister, Jeweley.

Simultaneous with all this, I was working out a color scheme for each of the five characters.  Each individual would have his or her own color scheme.  There was a lot to consider - making sure each person looked good with his clothing, that they complimented each other, and that they went well with their surroundings.

More on that later!

The book, Ribbons of Rainbows, by Kimberly Vogel, is in the editing stage right now and will soon be published.  We're all waiting on pins and needles at this point!

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