Bottled

Bottled

This week’s Illustration Friday word was Bottled and this is the first thing that came to mind. The original image is from this piece I painted on Monday for my upcoming picture book The Koi Who Cried Wolf, the second picture book by author Katina Lawdis I am...
The Making of a Picture Book 4

The Making of a Picture Book 4

Don’t Forget the Text Though I can’t show you the text I can show you were it is going to go. One of the tricks in illustrating a picture book is the leave space for the text without leaving a gaping whole in your illustration. When I plan out an story...
The Making of a Picture Book 3

The Making of a Picture Book 3

For the benefit of our viewers some words will now have roll over explanations. We have italicized them as well so you know which ones. Efficient Design As I mentioned before due to the nature of this book the characters, foreground and backgrounds are drawn on...
The Making of a Picture Book 2

The Making of a Picture Book 2

Saturday Morning Picture Books? In our modern day of book apps and trailers, the line between picture book illustration and animation is becoming more and more blurred. Because Lazy Saturday Afternoon is going to be made into both these things I have to approach the...
The Making of a Picture Book

The Making of a Picture Book

Late last year I was contracted by Flinders Press to illustrate a picture book. The picture book, Lazy Saturday Afternoon, is a story in song by Author Songwriter Bryant Oden, creator of the extremely popular Duck Song and is slated to hit shelves Fall 2011. As a...