Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Dragon's Dinner Cover and Endpapers

Thought you might be interested to see how the cover and endpapers are shaping up since you saw the roughs last month (see Tracing Up the Cover of Dragon's Dinner).

This is my pastel artwork for the cover. There is more dragon than in the rough I showed you, because he is going to wrap round onto the back cover too.

I have now received my 2nd DVD from Hodder, and need to remove the pink backgrounds like before, ready for the colours to be dropped in behind the illustrations (see Working On the Scans). Here's the front endpaper you saw the rough for.

Originally I was going to do the same front and back, as if the chase continued through the book and on, but we decided to do a different one for the back of the book. Here's the rough and the pastel illustration side by side.

Spot the bit I missed... Yes, he burns his back in the story, which I remembered in the rough, but forgot on the artwork. Duh! I'll have to talk to Jenny at Hodder and see if I need to try and alter it in Photoshop, or whether we can leave it as is.

It's a bit boring, this stage, but restful in a way, as it doesn't use the same bit of brain as the more creative stuff. Of course, it means I'm back in the cave again.


granny grimble said...

I'm looking forward to adding this one to my collection. I love the drawings that I've seen so far.

Lynne Chapman said...

Thank you! Dragon has been a delight to draw.