Saturday, December 31

Some new sketches...

It's a bit peculiar how artists and their drawings seem related. Once I had a famous illustrator come visit my studio and the first thing that popped into my head as she walked up the steps was 'You look exactly like your drawings!' - even though her drawings are mostly of bunnies and mice. In any event, here's to a fun new year of making art.


Tuesday, December 20

Happy Holidays!

It's that time of year for a little bit of 


 holiday, holiday, holiday art!



Here's wishing everyone lots of


Happy Holidays! 


Wednesday, December 7

From the picturebook dummy to the real book

 Before a book is real, it first appears as a 'dummy'. That is to say it's a rough version of what will be the finish art and text.  I made this dummy book with my printer and tape and lots of cleverness.  


Here's a post showing how a book might change and progress between the first sketched out dummy book and the final printed book.


Some of the pictures and words are slightly changed with each new version made as the book evolves.


It's almost more fun playing with the sketches than doing all the finish work, but it's always a challenge trying to keep the sketches loose.


But I guess the the very first version of the book was the  Indesign file that came before the homemade version.


Of course now that I see the rough version and the finish book, I just want to rewrite it all and change the art... occupational hazard I guess.