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
The last few days perhaps for the unseeable future I have and will be diverting my attention to Sorrowfish illustrations, so I want to explain what it is, and why. My mom Anne C. Miles @redtoadmedia is an amazing web builder and writer, she has been hard at work for the last couple of years … Continue reading Inky Illustrations for Sorrowfish
upside down. Whoops. Trying to get back into the habit of drawing every day. Ignore the date. I'm goofy and forget numbers. A lot. Artist thing maybe? Anyway you can see how it transformed from beginning to end. Yes it's free hand. Me and my goof bot this morning 🙂 he woke up right as … Continue reading New drawing this morning.
If you are an artist or striving to be, you probably have a ton of pages upon pages of practice doodles that didn't quite cut it. Or maybe that's just me. For some nutty reason I keep all of mine in a plastic bin and occasionally go through the scraps combing for ideas. When the … Continue reading Trash or Treasure?
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
You don't have to make grand statements or share your political beliefs in order to make an affective children's book. Don't worry about the rest of the world when you write. Focus on you, your life, and it will come to you. Your idea, from the heart. Write from the eyes of a child.
I have a documentation process that goes along with my work, I love going back and seeing how far that I have come.