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 illustration I always have […]
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 separate layers like in a animated cartoon. In my […]
My entry for Illustration Fridayâ€™s topic Chicken suggested by my twitter friend @JannieHo The image is of KatGirl Studio’s mascot Kiki Kitty in a cute chicken costume.
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 illustrations in a different way. Similar in fact to how […]
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 special treat to KatGirl Studio fans, Flinders Press […]
Last year I did this painting of Spike, the Rose Goblin from my friend Seanan McGuire’s book Rosemary and Rue. I decided to rework the illustration for this weeks Illustration Friday’s topic Spooky. You can buy the book here, itâ€™s awesome! This image was a speed paint completed in approx. 5 hours. Here’s another version […]