Archive for September, 2010

Christian Children’s Book Precedents

September 28, 2010

Christian Children’s book precedents from my church. One of the book series uses a rough, pencil work aesthetic with single colour rendering on every second page. I really like this style as it keeps the reader interested and it’s nice to see a loose style rather than a fully polished and rendered style like I am used to seeing.

The book about the house on the rock uses small illustrations on the pages with text to link back to the illustration on the opposite page. I will be doing something similar by illustrating the first letter on each page of my book, linking the text in with the illustration.

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Colour Trial

September 24, 2010

Second batch of roughs

September 24, 2010

Rough front and back covers

September 21, 2010

First batch of roughs

September 20, 2010

Thumbnails – Text Placement

September 20, 2010

Composition Thumbnails

September 14, 2010

Character Concepts

September 14, 2010

Larry:

Harry:

Picture book examples

September 12, 2010

Text layouts, illustration styles, title block examples

School Journal Illustrations

September 8, 2010

Some illustration styles from various School Journals which I like. This will give me something to aim for and to compare with to see if my illustrations are successful.