These three images are my most recent contribution to my book Sands of Time which I started around Christmas when I got stuck on my Jesterphant story. For this one I have been sure to write it all first before illustrating. As much as I will admit that the process of illustration and doodling aids … Continue reading My Illustration Process for Scenes 1-3 of Sands of Time
So I have been trying to get this one scene in my book correct for a while. Without success. But this morning my husband surprised me with a 1$ pack of crayola model magic. (I was skeptical. ) I love clay and sculpture but I have no access to the facilities to make them in … Continue reading A $1 Solution to Anatomical Troubles in Illustration
I have spent some time with Alice in Wonderland, admiring the illustration integration, font usage, and simplicity of the yet very detailed illustrations within its pages. This is a tracing of the first page of Alice in Wonderland surrounded by my personal observations. Here is a concept sketch for the first page of my book. … Continue reading From Doodles to Composition: A Lesson From Wonderland
Ink pen on paper treated with linseed oil (above) Love the aged effect of it, especially when trying to achieve a parchment look. This can be achieved by mixing a small amount of paint with large(r) amounts of linseed oil to dilute the paint. It took months for the pooled oil on these letters to … Continue reading Linseed oil – parchment affect, translucency, and WARNING.
Experiments with butterfly bouquet fontography. These illustrations are generally made for my son.
So it has been a while. I have been working on a super top secret project for the past year, Illustrating a children's book. Or three. Oddly enough more and more people are finding this little blog and subscribing so for your sakes I feel that I should share a little. ****very rough draft**** some … Continue reading The Jesterphant