Friday, December 30, 2016
Christmas Cats! Didn't quite get this done in time for Christmas, but I wanted to take my time with it. The painting is done with acrylics on a sheet of bristol. Image size is approximately 12 by 16.5 inches. I made it those dimensions so that if I res down, it will fit a 5 by 7 greeting card with a quarter inch bleed. I did the drawing in clipstudio.
Merry Christmas, happy holidays and happy new year everyone! I hope 2017 is awesome for all of us. May we all experience happiness and success in the future!
Monday, September 19, 2016
Here is the line art for pages five and six. The line art after these pages will be much more challenging since other characters will be introduced. I am constantly looking at the pages to check and make sure the main character's likeness is consistent. I don't always see issues right away, sometimes a week will pass before I see a mistake and then I will correct it. The rabbit's eyes in page five and page one do not look the same for example. I will have to alter them in one of the pages to make sure his likeness is the same. The other pages where we see his profile were much easier to draw. More to come soon, I am also busy with lesson plans and teaching for the new school year which occupies the majority of my time. I still plan on having most of the line art finished before the end of the year.
Friday, July 22, 2016
Here is the line art for the first four pages of my book. I drew all of these on my cintiq companion using clip studio. I have a little over thirty pages in total to illustrate. I will post all of my progress here on my blog. Overall this project will take me over a year to finish and I am still undecided whether or not I will paint it traditionally or in clip studio. So far I am having a lot of fun drawing it! Each page will be 11 by 14 inches with a quarter inch bleed. The book will be landscape with a line or two of simple text on each page.
The story is about adventuring - quests, fighting monsters, treasure and ice cream! Stay tuned, more to come!
"Failure is an option but fear is not." - James Cameron
Monday, April 4, 2016
Here is the latest illustration I painted. I did all the line work on my cintiq companion and I painted on 11" by 17" coldpress watercolor paper using fluid acrylics. It is a fun piece to think about as far as color is concerned. I am going to illustrate my own children's book, this painting is a step in the right direction. I will keep the writing and the story very simple. Not sure how long it will be but I would like to have between 24 and 30 pages. The process will be as follows: writing, thumbnails, drawing, painting and finally placing text. A project like this will take a lot of time but I have been wanting to do something like this for quite awhile now. I will post each illustration as I finish them.