Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Children's books, the start of the process.
I'm working on 3 main ideas at the moment.
I start with sketches in sketch books. (One idea shown above, you might reconise them!)
Then I draw and paint up a few character studies. (see mini chairs post below)
And at the same time I type out the evolving story.
Then when the story is written and fits the 12 spreads. (average for a picture book) I might work up a mini book in pencil or draw out the pages in thumbnail roughs.
Then I paint up 2 spreads to show the publishers. (along with the typed out manuscript and any roughs)
Other ideas often appear too and i'll scribble them down somewhere!
Then I cross my fingers.
Labels: children's book