Friday, December 24, 2010

Penclank - Artrade

So Seb and I both made each other something, and this is the result of my half of the gift. He draws cute little rectangular penguins so I decided to take his character and dress him in one of his favorite game character's garb(Ratchet and Clank).

As soon as I get back in town and have access to my scanner, I'll post his present to me. Or perhaps I'll just link to his post if he decides to blog about it.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Evie's Plant (Dummy Book)

So our final project for Children's Book involved making a 29 page book over the span of a month. We had to design the story and sketches as well as execute 3 spreads. The sketch and story phase took a bit and a few tweaks to get the flow right, but I'm happy with the turn out. But here it is bound.

I chose to work with acrylic washes overlayed with colored pencil. I had yet to try it and saw something similar in a rather amazing children's book whilst babysitting. I was originally going to do watercolor washes since I hadn't used them, but towards the end the time crunch got the better of me and I didn't want to experiment with such short time.

And these are the 3 spreads that I chose to color.

[I also note that while I didn't want to experiment with watercolors due to a time crunch, I spent 6+ hours trying to figure out how to make it look like a real book. x_x;;]

All in all, I'm pleased.