Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
This was a fun little mini-children's book. The little blonde boy had a different emotion for each page, and they'd stick out like a tab on the right. I got to do this fun new style where I fully painted the backgrounds, but kept the characters vector so it all looked kind of like a piece of animation.
I had to leave as much room as I could at the bottom of the left and right sides of the spread for the typography to come later, though from the start the graphic designer was planning on "ghosting" some boxes of light color over those areas so the text would be legible. Below is a typical template I worked from.
And then the finished interior spreads are below.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
This project was a blast! Doing this in vector took a while, but I'm so happy with the result. I also had to do three little spot illustrations to complement the big scene...
...as well as one of a bee.
This is a title page spot illustration from the new book I did that will be in stores in January 2010. I'd put up more illustrations but I think usually you're supposed to wait until something is published before you can do that!