Tis a Sad Day…

It’s a letter of bad news from her long distance ex… Nowadays people have the option to instantly break-up with someone. A work inprogress created using the procreate app. 

 

Design Problems! 

 Ran into a road block again, the only way to problem solve the design, is to draw it out. Sometimes working your thoughts out on a sketch book really helps big time!  This is the start where Annabelle get’s chased by the ghost. It’s all about design and the scene that best enchance the story. 

More WIPs on the way! 

 

The Start of Your Adventure! 

Close up of the drawing, set on the South Pacific. This illustration is about Adventure, in fact a bunch of themes concerning the topic. As we see the two main characters go through danger after danger! The skulls and the “Man-Gorilla” set the tone! There will be so much more on the way!

 

Adventure! 

This fun project is themed around, “Adventure!” A personal project that’s going great! The story centers around a brother and sister as we see snipets of there adventure! Think Indiana Jones, Tomb Raider, and Rick and Morty. One the drawing is done, the next phase is to scan the art and use a paint app. 

 
The rough sketch on the left and the final to the right. 

Annabelle’s Ghost Story Update!

I would love to add in more comp sketches to my dummy book, but working on illustrations, a web comic, a very important portfolio review coming up is slowing things down. I have to divide my time effectively to make Annabelle’s Ghost possible. The best that I can present to you is this short video on my progress.

Enjoy and have a good week!

4 pages, and 17 to go! 

Yes Sir! It doesn’t seem like much, but designing and drawing 4 pages for a children’s book is a lot of work! 17 pages to go for my dummy book so i can show it around to agents or publishers. To demostrate i can design a children’s book. I would do more but working for money is the ultimate monkey. 

 
The four pages!  

Thumbnailing Page 4.

I had to go back and thumbnail page 4. I thought the design could be better and tell a lot more in the scene. Over the parents shoulder with a sympathetic view of Annabelle. She’s trying to explain what she saw. Then her parents leave  and good night. This is the build up to the next page. 

If you got any questions or comments, let me know. 

  

Chill’in with Spot Illustrations!

For page three of “Annabelle’s Ghost,” i drew in spot illustrations for the comp sketch. What are spot illustrations? Spot illustrations are small images typically to enchance the story or article. Check out a magazine like the “New Yorker,” there filled with them. 

In children’s books, there used to build up tension, suspense, or lead up to in a important part of the story. What defines spot illustrations, there small and simple. Depicts a character interacting with an object or another character. You have to use your design sense on how to use them. If you use the same trick all over and over again, they’ll be visually boring. Mix and match, spot illustration, full illustration, to full spread, or free flow illustration. 

Remember to use thumbnail sketches before you committ to a fully designed illustration, or else you’ll regret what you drew. Design is what makes creating children’s books easier. 

Thank you for your time and if you have comments or questions, please let me know. I’d be happy to answer them. 

  

Page three is filled with spot illustrations. Used to build up tension or suspence in the story. The white spaces are used for type.