Here are some stages of a book; from my first sketch (on the text and requisite art requirements,) to finished art, to printed book. I was thrilled to have a work published with an inside front cover for students to write their name, year and condition of book!
Here are some pages from the easy read book I illustrated a number of years ago. It was a lot of fun to do. The inside art was done with a Pantone color. I was more comfortable working in CMYK.
PS– The machinery was fun to do. (Not very accurate– as if you didn't know.)
It's "Backwards Day." My last post featured some final pages before the addition of watercolor. Today– some roughs...
A penciled and inked page. Watercolor to come...eventually. Text rewritten 20 times– still not set in stone. (Will it ever be?)
I'm not going to post anything more this summer but think these 2 panels from my new book are appropriate for this election cycle.
Keep cool and pray for rain.
(The spelling errors ar intentional.)
Now to start on inking page 28. Can't forget the word balloons...and a long way from water color.
PS- It'll make sense when it's all done.
I realized I'm averaging 5 pages of drawings a month for my new book. And @ 6 drawings a page, that makes 30 drawings in 30 days... Should have been a mathematician.
Went to visit the Chadds Ford Museum and wound up on the very first tour of Andrew Wyeth's studio. Also visited the NC Wyeth home and studio. It was an inspiring day.
When I got home later, I had 2 emails waiting for me. One from my agent– that my graphic memoir, Mendel's Daughter was being picked up by a Polish publisher (pub date early next year) and another about having some textbook illustrations I completed years ago being reprinted. (More money, yay.)
Here are the French and Spanish covers. I wonder what the Polish one will look like.