Sandy McDermott * Natural History Art * Instruction in Drawing & Painting
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Sneak a Peak.... children's book progresses
Storyboard is complete and approved
Slowly making progress on this project. The storyboard was quite a process. I realize now how critical this phase is to developing the spirit of a story.
Page 1, full-size draft
Taking a little thumbnail image to it's intended full size is no easy task. There's a lot of research and prep work involved and these are not things I always enjoy doing. But, with this type of subject, I couldn't move forward successfully without due diligence.
Page 2, full-size draft
Once I got my gears rolling I moved forward smoothly. These two pages will need much more added to them. A colleague in the industry of children's illustration advised that the art should contain more than what the text describes. So, if the text mentions "a field of flowers", create a field overflowing with flowers!