Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Wow. I haven't posted in, like, forever.
But I have been working . . . My middle grade novel is finally coming together and I expect to start sending it out on submission to agents soon. I want to do one last read-through, for any glaring problems, first. I've been letting the manuscript sit a bit while I play around with illustration possibilities. The above is from a scene and seems to fit this week's Illustration Friday theme ("tall"). The image below is also based on characters in the novel. I began it as an answer to last week's Illustration Friday theme of "teacher," but didn't finish the inking in time to post it on the site.
Now that I have a pretty good sense of how I want the characters to look, I think I'll work on developing some more dynamic compositions and perhaps a slightly more simplified style that would read better when reduced in scale.
This year's card image -- elves on the bookshelves. Hand drawn on paper with Pigma Micron pens in various sizes. The touches of...