Work in progress

art, childrens book illustration, Illustration, painting, Uncategorized

There’s nothing better to me than watching the process any illustrator or animator takes in creating their pieces. I enjoy seeing the variety of processes or techniques in action. I’m always amazed at how often the finished piece is a world away from the stages I’ve seen along the way.

I’m currently working on a large illustration – close to 14″ x 21″. That’s a fair bit larger than the size I usually work at which is closer to 12″ x 10″.

I don’t always use the same process. I tend to work a lot on instinct as I don’t want to take too much of the original sprit of the idea away. Here,I am starting with the background first and will move on to the little girl next….

I’ve left a section behind the girl clear as I am going to put something extra special in there which will hopefully pull the whole illustration together… If you can guess what it is I will give you the gift I often promise to my dismayed children… my ultimate respect. Here’s a clue… buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!

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