16 x 20 Colored Pencil
I first created a rough draft in graphite, with lots of erasures and experimentation. Then had it enlarged and transferred to the 'good' paper for the final version in colored pencil.
|11 x 14 Rough Draft|
In the meantime, I joined the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators!
There was a meeting/workshop in Columbus, about an hour and half away... so I went! The topic of the workshop was Adobe Photoshop, and how to use it to tweak your illustrations and make them fit onto a page with text. I didn't learn as much as I had hoped to... but I did get to play with some tech tools, such as the Surface Pro pad and the Wacom Intuo. It also got me thinking about how writing and illustrating a kids' book is much more than just thinking up a story and drawing a bunch of pictures. Putting all that stuff together into a book, with each page being special on its own... there is where the challenge will lie! And I'm excited about giving it a try!