Monday, 10 August 2009

Illustrating a Picture Book: Still Tracing...


This tracing business has just gone on and on! Luckily, unlike the gorgeous weekend (hurrah) it's been a wet and horrid day today, so it's not such a tragedy, being stuck in the dark.

I've been knuckling down and trying to get it all finished, so I can get on with the fun bit of working with colour, but I can't concentrate for very long, and keep taking breaks to do other less dull and tiring things. Listening to the Radio 4 and sucking sweeties helps me keep my head down, but they make me thirsty, so I have to keep breaking for cups of tea...

It's a hard life, this illustrating lark.

But, I've just finished the last spread - phew. So, let raise those blinds and raise a cheer. Yahoo!

5 comments:

Julie-ann said...

So cool, loving your illustrations!

Carrie said...

Hi Lynne,
I've been finding this a fascinating and educating process, thankyou for sharing it!
It's making me think, Hmmm a light box looks very useful!!
I love your sketches, can't wait to see them in colour!
Carrie...

cassia said...

good stuff, Lady! Still not quite sure I understand all this tracing lark, despite your previous post- you'll have to explain to me further when I see you.

Was wondering what the best station was to get to your show? No worries if you don't know. Will do my homework properly tomorrow. Tickets look great, btw. Ta muchly. cxxx

Carla said...

... so I now understand why illustrators set their prices the way the do. The process is very time consuming. And tedious. But worth the results when flipping through the colorful pages. I have a new respect for picture books after seeing your process.

Lynne Chapman said...

Thanks guys!

Cassia - I tend to go into Stockport, but Manchester might be easier for you as it seems to be between the two. See you Saturday!!